Sandow's Magazine of Physical Culture

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"A New Sandow Pose (VIII)" was one of the magazine's illustrations.

Sandow's Magazine of Physical Culture, established by Eugen Sandow in 1898, has been regarded as the first bodybuilding magazine.[1]

Founded in July 1898 under the name Physical Culture, the magazine was renamed Sandow's Magazine of Physical Culture in April 1899. Howard Spicer was editor. Contributors included the music-hall artist Dan Leno, and several young writers who would subsequently achieve fame: P. G. Wodehouse, H. H. Munro and George Douglas Brown.[1] It closed, due to a decline in interest, in June 1907.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patrick Scott, 'Body-Building and Empire-Building: George Douglas Brown, The South African War, and Sandow's Magazine of Physical Culture, Victorian Periodicals Review, 41:1 (2008), pp. 78-94
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 48. 2004. p. 904. ISBN 0-19-861398-9. Article on Sandow by Mark Pottle.