You’re Telling Me

From Gloria Stavers

I want to assure each and every one of you who writes a letter to me at 16 Magazine that your letter is delivered to me personally. I want to assure you too that I read every single letter I receive, that I’m grateful to you for writing to me and that I appreciate every suggestion and criticism you address to me. There isn’t enodgh [sic] space in 16 Magazine for me to publish every letter I receive and there isn’t enough time for me to answer every letter personally—but please keep writing and look for your letter and my answer each month in You’re Telling Me!

Address all of your letters as follows: Miss Gloria Stavers, 16 Magazine, Business Office, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

“Baby” lover

Dear Miss Stavers,

I read in the October issue of 16 that one of your readers hates the “babies” you write about—namely the MONKEES, DD&B, KEITH & KEVIN and GARY & THE HORNETS. Is she crazy or something? If she wants to read about old stars, why doesn’t she buy those “adult” movie mags? I love everything you put in 16 (especially the MONKEES), so I guess that makes me a “baby” lover—and I’m more than happy and proud to admit it! 16 Forever!

Margie Michaels
Long Beach, Calif.

Viva Ted Markland!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I love NBC’s new TV series The High Chaparral and I am especially wild about sexy TED MARKLAND, who plays Reno. Why don’t they let him do a love scene on the show?

Darren Burns
New Orleans, La.

Dear Darren,

Maintain thy cool! You can write to TED “RENO” MARKLAND c/o The High Chapparal, Paramount Studios, 5154 Marathon Street, Hollywood, Calif. If you mention that you are a 16 reader, you will be guaranteed a fast answer.


Dear Miss Stavers,

I am doing flips in mid-air! I just got my three MONKEE books, Here We Are, Our Favorite Pix and Monkee Private Picture Book. For anyone who loves the MONKEES, they are the most. Whee!!

Juliette Roberts
New York City

Dear Juliette,

Thanks for your whees! MONKEE-lovers unite—and turn fast to Pages 9, 17 and 55.

Country Joe

Dear Miss Stavers,

I have flipped over the Vanguard LP Country Joe And The Fish. Can you tell me anything about them?

Marsha Paley
Conway, N.H.

Dear Marsha,

COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH (pictured here, left to right: Bruce, Barry, David, Chicken and Joe Joe is seated) are all from Calif. Their latest Vanguard LP is I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die, and their latest single is called Janice. You can write to them c/o Vanguard Records, 151 West 15 Street, New York, N.Y.

16 swings!

Dear Miss Stavers,

Recently I saw a magazine with a cover that looked very much like that of 16. Thinking that it had something to do with 16, I bought it. Boy, what a mistake! The inside also appeared to be a copy of 16, but all the stories were icky and not fabulous like the things you print in 16. I learned my lesson. I’m just sorry I got tricked. From now on I’ll stick to the one and only 16!

Margaret Smith
Ames, Iowa

Dear Margaret,

Thanks so very much for your heartwarming loyalty. I really do try hard to give you the very best and it really does hurt when other books try to “steal” our ideas and format. I think my 16 readers are the grooviest people in the world, and you have tripled my faith in them! Thank you—all of you.

English pen friends

Dear Gloria,

If any of your readers would like an English pen friend, have them send a self-addressed envelope and an International Reply Coupon to me (do not send stamps, as American stamps are no good in England) at the address below. International Reply Coupons can be obtained at any U.S. Post Office.


Thank you,

Unity Hall
Fabulous Magazine
London, England

P.S. Please don’t specify whether you want a girl or a boy pen-pal, as we cannot promise that.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Where can I write to the DAVE CLARK 5? They are my favorite group.

Nina McCall
Detroit, Mich.

Dear Nina,

Write to the DC5 at 200 West 57 Street, New York City. The guys will be delighted to hear from you, and if you mention 16 you will be sure to get an answer.

Laredo lover

Dear Miss Stavers,

Please run a picture of the LAREDO gang and tell me where I can write to them.

Emily Greer
Miami, Florida

Dear Emily,

Here are pictures of Peter Brown, Robert Wolders and William Smith. You can write to the LAREDO guys at NBC-TV, Hollywood, Calif. Put “Please Forward” on all your letters.

Monkee sweatshirt

Dear Miss Stavers,

Where can I get a MONKEE sweatshirt? I am trying to find one, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Lois Whyte
Akron, Ohio

Dear Lois,

If your local department, variety or dime store doesn’t have MONKEE sweatshirts in stock or doesn’t carry them, tell the salesman he can order them from: Pembroke Mfg. Co., 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2703, New York City.

Bob Random

Dear Miss Stavers,

In the August issue, you said we could write to BOB RANDOM at NBC-TV. I think you made a mistake. Isn’t his show on ABC?

Regina Tocci
Rego Park, N.Y.

Dear Regina,

Right you are. BOB RANDOM’s correct address is ABC-TV, Hollywood, California—and he, of course, is a regular on Iron Horse.

Tork no more

Dear Miss Stavers,

After looking at the MONKEES this fall, I have decided that I really don’t dig PETER TORK. He is silly and stupid, and I think he ruins the show. I would like to know what the rest of your 16-er’s think.

Estelle Saretta
Orlando, Calif.

Dear Estelle,

Run for the hills! I’m sure a herd of thousands of TORK-lovers are gonna be looking for you—tar and feathers in hand! Actually, you’re entitled to your opinion, but don’t you think it’s a bit harsh? PETER deliberately plays the “dumb” MONKEE on the show. Most of us find him charming and amusing. Why don’t you give him another chance?

James Darren’s address

Dear Miss Stavers,

What is the correct address of JAMES DARREN?

Kathy Wise
Springfield, Mo.

Dear Kathy,

You can write to JAMES DARREN c/o Warner Bros. Records, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 7
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 63–64