Midnight, 01:02 August 26, 1922

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This G-Book® downloadable e-magazine reproduces the rare, second issue of Midnight magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2 from August 26, 1922. Published by the early health and fitness guru Bernarr Macfadden, better known as the founder of Physical Culture magazine, Midnight began in these early issues as a tabloid-style pulp covering titillating and risque subjects, as well as dabbling in crime and mystery stories. Several of these early issues were confiscated and destroyed by police as indecent, and all these issues are very rare today.

The magazine's first issue was on August 19, 1922, and just fourteen issues later it renamed itself Midnight Mysteries and turned away from the expose and scandal stories to all mysteries. Two weeks later the cover morphed to Midnight Mystery Stories, and it ceased publication after only 24 issues, in early 1923. Macfadden went on to build a magazine and newspaper empire in addition to spreading his natural health philosophy. Among his twenty or so magazines were True Story, True Detective, True Romances, Liberty, Model Airplane News, Ghost Stories, and PhotoPlay. He published about a dozen newspapers as well, the most controversial being the New York Evening Graphic.

Contents of this Issue:

  • The Pace That Kills (Bernarr Macfadden)
  • My Daughter's Blighted Romance with Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (Mrs. Florence E. Fontaine)
  • Why Nice Girls Like To See Prizefights
  • Perils of the Chicago Loop
  • There are Glands that Make You Happy
  • Passing through Hell! (John W. Grey)
  • How Much of Her Past Should a Wife Tell?
  • How Much of His Past Should a Husband Tell?
  • Rex Beach Says Damn the Reformers!
  • The First Time I Ever Saw a Nude Woman
  • I Never Look Back
  • Did Audrey Munson Take Poison Because of Me?
  • Who Has the Prettiest Back in America?
  • The Crisis in Modesty! (Marcel Prevost)
  • "The Little Laughing Thing" (Thomas Edgelow)
  • Charged With His Own Murder (Fulton Oursler)
  • Thirty Years In Tin Pan Alley
  • The Life Story of Veronica: Queen of New York's Moulin Rouge

Publisher: Midnight Publishing Company, Inc., 1922
Editor: Bernarr Macfadden
Size: 9-3/8" x 12-3/8"
Issue: Volume 1: Number 2; August 26, 1922
Pages: 32
Download Size: 43 MB (broadband connection recommended)
Resolution: 240 ppi resolution, sufficient to zoom to 200% actual size.
Copyright Status: ©2011 G-Books.com. All Rights Reserved.

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