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Professor Attila
Professor Attila’s Athletic Studio

Professor Attila’s Athletic Studio

A look at what is probably the first location of Professor’s Attila’s gym (In 1898, he moved to midtown Manhattan). Years later, Sign Klein married Attila’s daughter and inherited much of this equipment with which he opened his own gym. You can read the story of how...

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James Calabrese – The Italian Hercules

James Calabrese – The Italian Hercules

Now THAT”S an Indian Club! — The relatives of James “The Italian Hercules” Calabrese contacted us recently to see if we had any further info in our files. Unfortunately we did not, but they did provide us with this most excellent and very rare image which ran in the...

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Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

The man who originated globe barbells, the Roman Chair, the art of tearing playing cards and who discovered Eugen Sandow was Louis Durlacher, also known professionally as "Professor Attila." Attila essentially "invented" the bent-press and became the first man to...

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Tag:
Professor Attila
Professor Attila’s Athletic Studio

Professor Attila’s Athletic Studio

A look at what is probably the first location of Professor’s Attila’s gym (In 1898, he moved to midtown Manhattan). Years later, Sign Klein married Attila’s daughter and inherited much of this equipment with which he opened his own gym. You can read the story of how...

read more
James Calabrese – The Italian Hercules

James Calabrese – The Italian Hercules

Now THAT”S an Indian Club! — The relatives of James “The Italian Hercules” Calabrese contacted us recently to see if we had any further info in our files. Unfortunately we did not, but they did provide us with this most excellent and very rare image which ran in the...

read more
Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

The man who originated globe barbells, the Roman Chair, the art of tearing playing cards and who discovered Eugen Sandow was Louis Durlacher, also known professionally as "Professor Attila." Attila essentially "invented" the bent-press and became the first man to...

read more