The Press: For Ladies Only

An operation was last week performed to change the sex of a famed periodical. The new management of Macfadden Publications, busy with redecoration since its divorce from 73 -year-old Publisher Bernarr Macfadden last spring, converted Physical Culture from a muscle magazine for would-be strong men to a beauty magazine for women only.

From onetime richest Macfadden magazine, Physical Culture had come gradually to smell of must and stale sweat. Its newsstand circulation fell to a senile 36,156, the smallest in the Macfadden tribe. But Oldster Macfadden, stubborn and misty-eyed, always remembered that Physical...

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