The Press: Oursler v. Macfadden

Editor-in-chief of Liberty and adviser to many another of the lucrative, mass-appealing, Macfadden Magazines* is a remarkable character named Charles Fulton Oursler. A former law clerk and Baltimore reporter, Mr. Oursler has written a successful melodrama (The Spider), a number of novels, a series of detective stories, and a book on travel and religion called A Skeptic in the Holy Land. Mr. Oursler is a capable prestidigitator and, say some, an expert ventriloquist. Tweed-coated, narrow-chinned, high of brow, Mr. Oursler has a vaguely ministerial appearance. This facile and versatile literary man does his...

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