The Purina name was principally associated with the animal feed business, which included feed for livestock and household pets. The predominant brand for each animal was generally referred to as “Chow”; hence there was “Purina Horse Chow”, “Purina Dog Chow”, “Purina Cat Chow”, and even “Purina Monkey Chow,” “Purina Rabbit Chow” and “Purina Pig Chow”.
[Charles Atlas’s] Dynamic tension [system] turned him from a 97-pound weakling to an 180-pound man who was able to pull a 72 ton locomotive 112 feet along the tracks. Atlas began advertising his dynamic tension program in comic books. His ad became iconic, presenting a scenario in which a boy is threatened on the beach by a sand-kicking bully while his date watches. Humiliated, he goes home and, after kicking a chair and gambling a four cent stamp, subscribes to Atlas’ dynamic tension program. Much later, the the boy, now muscular, goes to the beach again and beats up the bully, becoming the “hero of the beach”. Girls marvel at how big his muscles are, and the ad states: “The insult that Made a Man out of Mac”.
Marvin Kaplan (born January 24, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York) is a character actor and voice artist.