Relive the hot crushes from everyone's favorite teen magazine--Donny and David, the Monkeys and the Hudsons, and all the pinups of the '60s and '70s. 16's fun-packed pages featured enduring celebrities like Jim Morrison and Elton John, and teenage crush objects like Leif Garrett and Bobby Sherman. Get a blast from the past with updated interviews and information on the icons and idols who papered the walls and fueled the fantasies of millions of girls.
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Unlike Seventeen magazine, which soothingly encouraged teenage girls to fixate on zits and the raging controversy over eye shadow versus eye color, 16 focused entirely on the raison d'être for Seventeen's fixation: boys. Here to fan memory's flames is the magazine's 40th-anniversary collection that culls the photos of and interviews with those smooth-chested, coifed teen idols from its first issue in May 1957, which featured Elvis as its cover boy, as well as the bad-boy, shaggy-haired groups of later issues.
Gloria Stavers, the personality behind the magazine, discovered a whole new audience in teenage girls. Their fan mail to 16 reminded her that when she was a teen, "the color of his eyes, the color of his hair--what adults would call 'dumb little things'" were all that mattered. She took that wide-eyed, breathless, adoring tone in her interviews with the teen idols that gave the magazine its flavor.
Who's Your Fave Rave? proves, in a way, that you can go home again, if just to marvel at the passions that pompadours unleashed in the early '60s, the hysteria induced by '70s hippies, or the euphoria that the feathered bangs of early '80s hunks inspired. This scrapbook--its grainy, cheap papery feel intact--will carry you back to the acne innocence of days gone by.Review:
Sure, every once in a while, Susan Dey or Maureen McCormick might sneak into 16's pages and dispense some fey wisdom about losing weight or staying true to oneself. But for the most part, it's been mop tops, meaningful looks, and smooth, hairless chests all the way. For the preteen girl, this amounts to some form of escape. Groundbreaking social reform, perhaps not. But still, a swoon of her own. -- Entertainment Weekly
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Book Description Berkley Trade, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11157297253X
Book Description Berkley Trade, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M157297253X