Alexander Zass

The Amazing Samson (1888 – 1962) ALEXANDER ZASS was also known under the stage name of THE AMAZING SAMSON....

Staff-Sergeant Alfred Moss

Only a little is known about Staff-Sergeant. Moss. He was a prize winner in the British Army Gymnastics Competition...

The Mighty Mitts of Paul Shaw

Nail Bending, Card Tearing Champion, Grip Specialist By David Gentle Anyone who turns up at your house with a...

Henry (Milo) Steinborn

German Weightlifter and Wrestler (born 1893) MILO STEINBORN performed the following lifts in Philadelphia: one-arm snatch – 220 lbs.,...

Bernarr MacFadden

Bernarr MacFadden (August 16, 1868 – October 12, 1955) was an American physical culturist, health advocate and publisher. Physical...

Bobby Pandour

Phenomenal Physique Wladyslaw Kurcharczyk was born in Poland. Some sources quote his birth date as 1876, others as 1882....

Antone Matysek

Antone Matysek began teaching in 1910 at the age of 18 and was most active between 1914 and 1925....

Adolph Nordquest

ADOLPH NORDQUEST was called the American Sandow because of his striking resemblance to Eugen Sandow. He did a posing...

Clevio Massimo

“Signora Sabatino felt justly proud of her new baby boy. The Sabatino family were known through the village and...

Dan Lurie

Dan Lurie was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1923 and was a founding father of bodybuilding and...