You’re Telling Me

From Gloria Stavers

I want to assure each and every one of you who have 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

Luv letter from Mark

Dear Gloria and 16-ers,

Since it is so difficult to put into words my deep gratitude and sense of pride in being chosen by you all as the first recipient of a GeeGee Golden Galaxy Award I’ll just say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope I prove worthy of this highest honor—and continue to deserve the faith you have in me.

Beverly Hills, Calif.

All about sweethearts

Dear Miss Stavers,

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have 16’s Secret Sweetheart Book! It’s just wonderful. I’ll treasure it always!

Beth Meredith
Philadelphia, Pa.

Dear Beth,

You’re sweet. And I hope your enthusiasm rubs off on other 16 regulars. How about it, everybody? See Page 51!

Mr. Spock speaks!

Dear Gloria and 16 regulars,

Hope you don’t mind a correction. You ran the wrong address for me! Here is the right one: Leonard Nimoy, NBC-TV, 3000 West Alameda, Burbank, Calif. 91503. I personally pick up my mail there twice a week, so it is the very best place to reach me (and I personally answer each letter too!). Thought you might like to know that I just cut an LP on Dot Records. It’s called Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock With Music. It features three recitations, three songs and four musical tracks from “outer space”. It’s on sale now and I hope you (as you Earthlings say) dig it.

Burbank, Calif.

Hooray for Rascals!

Dear Miss Stavers,

We Islanders are completely wiped out by the bezazzling RASCALS! Where can I write to them?

Joyce Kalui
Honolulu, Hawaii

Dear Joyce,

Write to DINO, EDDIE, GENE and FELIX at Box 380, Planetarium Station, New York City 10024. Don’t forget to put “I’m A 16 Reader” on the outside of your envelope—and you’ll get special attention.

Monkee poster luvver

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just received the fabulous Monkee Color Poster I ordered through 16 and—WOW! It’s smashing! Thanks so much!

Debby Pendrock
Pt. Huron, Mich.

Dear Debby,

Glad to send you to MONKEE-heaven! Any other MONKEE-maniacs who want to get turned on to heaven, see Page 39.

Rave on Rat Patrol!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I am gone on those guys on RAT PATROL! Where can I write to them?

Cindy Vickers
Greenpoint, N.Y.

Dear Cindy,

Write to LAWRENCE CASEY, CHRIS GEORGE and JUSTIN TARR at ABC-TV, Hollywood, Calif. For a fast response, put “I’m A 16 Reader” on the outside of your envelope.

Herman defender

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m surprised at the girl who wrote that nasty letter about HERMAN in your April issue. HERMAN couldn’t possibly be a drag—he’s too lively. He’s really the grooviest! Anyone who doesn’t agree is super-stupid!

Victoria Hepeter
Virgil, Ill.

Yale is zinged!

Dear Miss Stavers,

This letter is prompted by total amazement. One small picture and my address in 16 landed me in mail up to my ears! Since I’m stuck all day—every day—out in Africa U.S.A., where we film Daktari, I’ve been spending my spare time reading and answering your readers’ letters, but there is so much that I am a little bit behind on it right now. So, will you explain that to your 16-ers for me and also thank them for their patience?

Culver City, Calif.

Dear Yale,

Wow—thanks for your thanks. Just for that, I’m gonna run your address again! Hope you don’t mind. Hey, kids—it’s c/o Daktari, 10202 Washington Blvd.,
Culver City, Calif.

Tickle tickle

Dear Miss Stavers,

I couldn’t believe that I didn’t know just about everything there was to know about my fave stars until I received my copy of your Fax Book. Was I ignorant; But I’m fine now—thanks to this fact-crammed book you sent me!

Karen Clothier
Dallas, Texas

Dear Karen,

Tickled pink that you liked it. And if any of you other chicks want to tickle me too, see Page 45 and act!

Eric & Mark fanatic

Dear Miss Stavers,

When I went to see and hear ERIC ANDERSEN at his recent gig at the GoGo in Greenwich Village—I flipped! He’s great, and his new single Think About It is outasite. While there, I saw MARK LINDSAY in the audience—how lucky can a girl get? Anyway, I met them both after the show and took a picture of them. Please print it, and please tell me where I can write to ERIC and MARK.

Johanna Schreiber
Bronx, N.Y.

Dear Johanna,

Write to ERIC ANDERSEN at 150 W. 55th Street, Suite 1F, New York City, and to MARK LINDSAY at ABC-TV, c/o Action, ABC-TV Center, Hollywood, Calif.

Dave Clark 5-er

Dear Miss Stavers,

What’s shakin’ with my fave group, the DC5?

Betsy Dolin
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Betsy,

During March, the DC5 were on the Ed Sullivan Show, and then DAVE and MIKE SMITH did a 20-day nationwide promo tour for their wild single, You Got What It Takes. They have also just released a 15 minute film showing them singing their top hits—and that will be shown in major cities all over America this summer. The DC5 will start a tour of the States early in June (they will definitely do Chicago on June 18). Cities and dates will be announced in a later issue of 16. Meanwhile, you can write to DAVE and the boys at 200 West 57th Street, New York City.

Hates Micky

Miss Stavers,

I won’t call you “dear” again until you stop writing about that creepy MICKY DOLENZ! I can’t stand him. He’s just too yuck for words!

Hillary Green
Detroit, Mich.

Dear Hillary,

That last sentence could apply to you, too, you know. Have you met MICKY? Has he ever done anything to you to deserve such harsh criticism? Are you giving him a fair chance? He’d give you one. I know him—and sweeter and cuter they don’t come.

How to get outasite

Dear Miss Stavers,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sending me your Super Giant Pin-Ups! Super is hardly the word for them! They’re outasite!

Lana Harrod
New Orleans, La.

Dear Lana,

You’re kind of outasite yourself. Anyone else want the same thrill? See Page 27!

Lava lite nut

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’ve seen so many of the young stars with Lava Lites. I dig them. Where can I get one?

Patsy Benjamin
St. Louis, Mo.

Dear Patsy,

If your local department, stationery of [sic] flower store does not carry Lava Lites, write to Lava Corp., 3166 Des Plaines Ave., Des Plaines, Ill., and they will tell you where to get one.

Art Raz strikes again!

Dear Miss Stavers,

Are you kidding? You couldn’t even see Smitty’s pal ART RAZ in that last photo you printed of him. Will you please print a closer view of ART!

Kathy Brothers
Lexington, Ky.

Dear Kathy,

O.K., doll. Here’s a brand-new shot of ART that SMITTY himself took and gave to me!

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 62–64