Joe Weider is the most successful publisher of weight training/fitness magazines in the 20th century. He began his publishing career in 1940 with Your Physique and went on to launch many other magazines, including Muscle Power, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Men’s Fitness. He also had a successful food supplement business and, with his...
Louis Attila (Professor Attila) and Siegmund Klein Collection
Professional strongman Louis Attila trained Sandow, moved to America in 1893, and opened a gym in New York City. His son-in-law, Siegmund Klein, took over the gym in the 1920s and managed it until 1974.
Johnnie Lee Macfadden Collection
Johnnie Lee Macfadden was Bernarr Macfadden’s last wife, a beauty expert, and a columnist.
David Willoughby Collection
Willoughby was a weightlifting historian, artist, and anthropometrist. He authored a number of books, including The Super Athletes; helped form the ACWLA; and wrote hundreds of articles on physical culture. He began weightlifting as a teenager, winning an A.A.U. National Championship in 1924. Along with George Jowett and Ottley Coulter, he formed the American Continental Weight...