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Midnight (01:02) August 26, 1922

Bernarr Macfadden, publisher

Gertrude wanted a home, and no one could have a home—a really truly home—in an apartment. She had discovered the cutest, littlest house, as old, as old as could be, down near Sheridan Square. "I hate this Greenwich Village stuff," grumbled Norman, "and I won't stand for it. And a house is a nuisance. Certainly not." ... So he purchased the house a week later, and Gertrude had a gorgeously happy time with interior decorators, and in the more expensive furniture stores.
This second issue of Midnight includes an essay about life around Chicago’s Loop, another on the prison system, another protesting the censorship of the day, an expose on the love child of a young Vanderbilt, and short fiction. The magazine was founded by health pioneer Bernarr Macfadden, publisher of Physical Culture magazine. Midnight began as a tabloid-style pulp covering titillating and risque subjects, with a scattering of crime and mystery stories. Several early issues were confiscated and destroyed by police as indecent, and all these issues are very rare today. [May contain mature or controversial content.]
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

Midnight Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Bernarr Macfadden
Issue: Volume 1: Number 2; August 26, 1922
Pages: 32
Size: 9-3/8″ x 12-3/8″
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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