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Midnight (01:12) November 4, 1922

Bernarr Macfadden, publisher

"All houses wherein men have lived and died are haunted houses. The phantoms glide with feet that make no sound. Thus sang the poet Longfellow. But the bearded old metrist had evidently never heard of an old house, seven miles from Greenwich, Conn., to which Elsa Carroll was heiress. There were phantoms gliding about its hallways, all right, and so far as can be ascertained, their feet made no sound on the floor. But these phantoms were not harmless. They seemed to take an impish delight in murdering people—striking them dead on the staircase."
This is the twelfth weekly issue of Midnight magazine, from November 4, 1922. Published by Bernarr Macfadden, whose empire included True Story, True Detective, Liberty, Physical Culture, and PhotoPlay among his 20 or so magazines and dozen newspapers, Midnight was his risque weekly tabloid. In this issue there is a curious interview with Thomas Edison, an essay on the rights of babies, short fiction, and a review of the play “Staircase of Death.” [May contain mature or controversial content.]
Contents of this Issue:
  • Taking a Chance (Bernarr Macfadden)
  • Little Playthings of Fate–Are Babies People? (Richardson Miller)
  • Will Science Defeat Prohibition? (Thomas A. Edison)
  • You Have Got to Have The Legs!
  • When He Hits the Big Town! (T. Bell)
  • Abie Watched His Step (T. Howard Kelly)
  • Madame Pythagoras tells the World
  • Behind the Mirror (Hamilton Craigie)
  • The Heart of a Tinpanner (W. Carey Wonderly)
  • If the Reformers have their way
  • They never would be Missed (Lyon Mearson)
  • Confessions of a Doctor’s Wife
  • Why I Think Enright is Mistaken
  • The Staircase of Death! (Svengali)
  • From the Underworld to Fifth Avenue
  • Does She Own Him? (Ila Damon)
  • Dead Men’s Clothes

Midnight Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Bernarr Macfadden
Issue: Volume 1: Number 12; November 4, 1922
Pages: 32
Size: 9-3/8″ x 12-3/8″
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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