You’re Telling Me

I want to assure each and every one of you who has ever written a letter to me, at 16 Magazine, that every single letter is read and that careful consideration is given to everything you write. I’m sure you understand that there isn’t enough space in my magazine for me to publish every letter and that there simply isn’t enough time for me to answer every letter personally. But please know that I’m deeply grateful to you for writing me and that I appreciate every suggestion and criticism you address to me. Write to me as follows: Miss Gloria Stavers, 16 Magazine, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I dig the FOUR TOPS the end. Please run a pic of these groovy guys and tell me where I can write to them.

Fran Barker
Ft. Worth, Tex.

Dear Fran,

Write to the fab FOUR TOPS in care of Motown Records, 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Oo-la-la! That 16’s SWEETHEART BOOK I ordered from you is delicious! I mean, it really has me winging! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Beth Hughes
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Beth,

Would you like some company? Maybe I can persuade some more 16-ers to wing off and join you by ordering their own copies of 16’s SWEETHEART BOOK. See Page 27, everybody!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m frantic! I heard that the powers that be are thinking of taking my favorite TV show, The Monkees, off the air! I mean—HELP! What can I (and all the other MONKEE MANIACS of America) do to prevent this catastrophe?

Gloria Green
Baltimore, Md.

Dear Gloria,

Un-frantic yourself and get a pen and paper and write to both NBC-TV, 3000 W. Alameda, Burbank, Calif., and NBC-TV, Rockefeller Center, New York City—and tell the Program Director (at each address) how much you dig the MONKEES. Rave on, babe! Save our sweethearts!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I have just received the COLOR WALLET PHOTOS I ordered from 16, and they are truly the most dee-vine things I have ever owned in my entire life! I’ve turned all my girl friends on to them (after they turned green looking at mine). I wanta tell the world how great they are!

Helen Riley
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Helen,

You’re the sweetest raver in the whole wide world and we are glad we sent you to Happy City. And others seeking the same delight should fast turn to Page 11.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Please tell me a little about RANDY BARLOW and also how I can write to him.

Deenie Werber
Ben Lomond, Calif.

Dear Deenie,

RANDY (who used to travel with HERMAN and the HERMITS) is now cutting records, but has not decided which label to put them on. He will soon, and you will be truly delighted with his great talent. Meanwhile, you can write to RANDY in care of Jenny Butler, 2100 Robinson, Mobile, Ala.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just had to write and tell you that I absolutely adore the copy of 16’s POPULARITY AND BEAUTY BOOK you sent me! It’s so loaded with groovy advice that I don’t see how any self-respecting girl can do without it!

Lana Harris
Philadelphia, Pa.

Dear Lana,

You’re so right! How about it—all other self-respecting kiddies? See Page 15 for how to get your copy!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I was deeply hurt by the cruel letter Marcia Redding wrote against MARK LINDSAY in the December issue of 16. What if he read it? It would surely make him sad. I know, because I have met him and he is not conceited or a drag. He is very sincere, sweet and gentle. He is my Prince Charming and I (and millions of other girls) love him very much.

Thank you,
Roberta Lynn Kravette
Irvington, N.J.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Would you please run down SMITTY and wrassle a picture of the invisible ART RAZ from him? We’re getting tired of waiting to see what ART looks like.

Deborah Hine
Logansport, Ind.

Dear Deborah,

SMITTY the RAIDER here. I have given 16 the very first picture anyone has ever had of ART. As you can plainly see, he is preparing to emerge from his retreat (a cave no less) by Ocean Lake, Oregon, where he has been hibernating for years. Since he’s had a lot of time to think, he’s got a lot to tell us. More later. Stay tuned in.

Northridge, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I think the MONKEES are the worst! How can you clutter up the pages of 16 with those four idiots? Either cut them out, or I will cut 16 out.

Vera Weldon
Boston, Mass.

Dear Vera,

Head for the hills—the MONKEE-lovers is coming! Come now—they are really the coolest cats to hit the scene in ages. Give ’em another chance. They’d give you one, I mean two.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m thrilled to pieces with 16’s FAX BOOK, which I just received from 16. Now I can be a walking Book of Knowledge on all the top faves! (My girl friends will be green!)

Susie Knowles
Baton Rouge, La.

Dear Susie,

Walk tall, honey! And all you other 16 readers: turn to Page 47 if you want the same satisfaction!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I saw a picture in an “ugh” magazine showing ELVIS PRESLEY, surrounded by a bunch of people, holding hands with a girl in a wedding dress. Please don’t tell me he got married!

Diana Dennis
Pt. Dover, Canada

Dear Diana,

At press time, MR. PRESLEY was far from married. The picture you saw was probably intentionally misleading. These things often happen in mags of a sensational nature. Stick with good ole 16 and your mind will be safe.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Please tell me where I can write to NEIL DIAMOND. I really love him.

Brenda Greene
New York City

Dear Brenda,

Write to NEIL in care of Dick Gersh, 200 W. 57th St., New York City. He’ll be delighted! Did ya’ know NEIL wrote the MONKEES’ record, I’m A Believer?

HERMAN & THE HERMITS: Arrive Dec. 20th for ten-day tour. Confirmed dates at press time: Dec. 29, Roy Rogers Memorial Auditorium, Fort Worth, Tex.; Dec. 30, El Paso, Tex. (afternoon); San Antonio, Tex. (evening); Jan. 2, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.

MONKEES: Dec. 26, Assembly Center, Tulsa, Okla.; Dec. 27, Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tenn.; Dec. 28, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Mo.; Dec. 29, Fair Grounds Coliseum, Jackson, Miss.; Dec. 30, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dec. 31, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jan. 1, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.; Jan. 2, Undecided—either Sam Houston, Tex. or Fair Grounds, Louisville, Ky.


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Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 9
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 64–65