You’re Telling Me

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 enough 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.

Davy Jones
Davy replies: “I’ll stay…!”

Dear Miss Stavers,

After reading that letter from GRETTA BLACK in the November issue saying that DAVY should split, I almost blew a gasket!! What a nerve! Sure, DAVY has a great future, but for the time being he is a MONKEE and belongs with the MONKEES until—and if—they ever break up.

Merry Trueman
Boston, Mass.

Dear Merry,

The STAY’s won 99% against 1% for the GO’s. Don’t worry—DAVY assures us he is a MONKEE as long as he is wanted.

Dear Gloria,

Please tell any of your readers who are MONKEE enthusiasts, and who would like to have English pen pals, that they may want to subscribe to our Monkees Monthly. It is an English magazine devoted exclusively to Peter, Mike, Micky and Davy—and each month we run fab pix and stories on them plus a long list of English kids who’d like to have Stateside pen friends. 16 readers who wish to subscribe, send $4 in cash to:

Monkees Monthly
36–38 Westbourne Grove
London W2, England.

Be sure to print your full name and address on your letter when you send us your order.

Sean O’Mahony
London, England

Micky Dolenz

Dear Miss Stavers,

I looked at the latest pix of MICKY and the new MONKEE segments on TV, and I decided that he looks awful with all that curly hair! I say it is ugh, and he should go back to wearing it straight or slightly wavy, like he used to—or else!

Miranda Cortez
Corpus Christi, Tex.

Dear Miranda,

You’re entitled to your tastes, but maybe the rest of the MONKEE fans dig MICKY all curly. Well, kids—what do you think? Should MICKY go back to his former hairstyle—or wear his hair curly? It’s up to you!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m gone on the BOX TOPS and loved their hit The Letter. Please print their pic and an address where I can write to them.

Helen Tree
Detroit, Mich.

Dear Helen,

You name it, you got it! Write to the BT in care of Amy-Mala Records, 1776 Broadway, New York City.

Dear Miss Stavers,

What about the girls who are contributing so much to pop music? I think you neglect them. I hope you get around to running something on JANIS IAN one of these days.

Trish Carter
New York City

Dear Trish,

Here is JANIS—and you can write to her in care of Jean Powell, 130 W. 57th Street, New York City. JANIS would love to hear from you.

Dear Miss Stavers,

It is possible for you to tell me how I can get in touch with my favorite TV star, MARTIN LANDAU?

Bobby Greeley
Seattle, Wash.

Dear Bobby,

Write to MARTIN in care of Mission Impossible, CBS-TV, Hollywood, Calif. If you put “I Am a 16 Reader” on the outside of your envelope, you will be guaranteed a swift response.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I am still off in space! I just got my fabulous Monkees’ Giant Color Poster, which I ordered through 16, and it sent me soaring to trip city! Thank you so much!

Trudy Ames
Rocky Mount, N.C.

Dear Trudy,

Hope you never return from your blissful sojourn. If any of you other 16-ers wanta join TRUDY, then quick turn to Page 9—and join in the fun!

Dear Gloria,

Just a note to thank you for all the magazines you have been good enough to send. We had an exciting but hectic time when DAVY and the MONKEES were here at Wembly [sic]. DAVID visited Norfolk, but could only stay two days with me before the fans found us! He is still “my David”—a wonderful son and not a bit big-headed. He is grand to me and is my sole support—and since I am not too well, that is a tonic to me. I only hope he has even greater success, for he really deserves it. He’s a great lad. God bless you all, Gloria.

Manchester, England

Dear Mr. Jones,

Thank you for yet another beautiful letter. I hope you don’t mind my sharing it with all my 16 readers—who are super avid DAVY fans. I am sure it will thrill them and warm them as much as it did me.

Help, Miss Stavers!

I’m goin’ down for the third time and I’ll just drown if I don’t find out how I can write to groovy “GONIFF” of Garrison’s Gorillas.

Hazel Dixby
Houston, Tex.

Dear Hazel,

Grab on to this here life preserver! “GONIFF’s” real handle is CHRIS CARY and you can write to him in care of ABC-TV Center, Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Who is the new wow-guy on Star Trek? His name on the show is “CHEKOV”—and he has really checked my heart out!

Olive Mason
Topeka, Kans.

Dear Olive,

Hang to your heart, hon. He is WALTER KOENIG in real life, and you can write to him in care of Star Trek, ABC-TV (Correction) Center, Hollywood.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 8
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 63–64