Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Charles Atlas Day

Born Angelo Siciliano in Italy in 1892, Charles Atlas was one of the most iconic proponents of physical training of the 20th Century.  His system of bodybuilding was advertised in comic books and just about anywhere else there might be an inkling of interest.  Although he never became fabulously wealthy, he did very well and bought his family a beach house in a nice part of Long Island.  He was not afraid to use the word "beauty" in reference to males, and I think that he was well entitled to do so.  This excellent photo is by Edwin Townsend, probably from the 1930s.  Today is Charles Atlas Day.



  1. I am surprised that he is naked, even if not full frontal. Are there many shots of him naked but not showing?

    1. Yes, there are quite a few semi-nudes. Click his label to see a few more.