The Muscle Wars Era


Line-up of contestants at the controversial Mr. Universe Contest held at Virginia Beach June 9 & 10, 1956

The following series illustrates the on-going feud that took place between muscle promoters during this remarkable era of PC history. Special thanks to Peter Yates for his contributions. 

Reproductions

Here is Evidence

Reproduction of an article published in Strength and Health magazine, Sept. 1951 View Now

Editorial - Forgive Thine Enemies by Bob Hoffman, Editor

Reproduction of an article published in "Strength and Health" magazine, March 1952  View Now

The Hoffman Expose by Barton R. Horvath

Reproduction of an article published in "Muscle Builder" magazine, Oct. 1956.  View Now

Is It True What They Say About Weider? by Reg Park

Reproduction of an article published in Reg Park Journal, March 1956  View Now

An Open Letter to Carl H. Hansen written by Barton R. Horvath

Reproduction of an article published in "Muscle Builder" magazine, June 1957  View Now

The Big Challenge by Louis Ferrigno

Reproduction of an Editorial published in "Muscle Training Illustrated" magazine, May 1972 View Now

 

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