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.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I am all the way gone on the gorgeous STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK. Please run a pic of them and tell me how I can write them a letter and be sure that they get it personally.

Irene Rogers
Kansas City, Mo.

Dear Irene,

The SAC are six dolly boys from Southern California. They record on UNI-Records and you can write to them in care of Hollywood Promotions, 6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. If you print “I’m a 16 Reader” on your envelope, you will be sure of a prompt personal reply!

Dear Miss Stavers,

When I came home from school this afternoon, I went into my room and saw a big envelope from 16 on my bed! I ripped it open and inside discovered the Monkee Private Pic Book and Monkee Wallet Photos I’d ordered from you. They were so great I nearly died! After I got through looking at all those glorious pictures, I thought my heart would fly out of my mouth! I highly recommend them to one and all!

Pat Frail
Nova Scotia, Canada

Dear Pat,

You’re a luv for writing such a sweet and lovely letter—and the very least my other 16 readers can do is to take your advice and order the fab MONKEE pix for themselves. Right? All others, then—turn to Pages 27 and 65!

Dear Miss Stavers,

In the December issue of 16, you neglected to list the 16th birthday of the one and only DINO MARTIN, JR.! Shame on you!

Caron Wilson
El Paso, Tex.

Dear Caron,

Please forgive! Meanwhile, you can send a belated card or gift to DINO at 780 Gower, Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Gloria Stavers,

I read the story William Kloman wrote about you in the Saturday Evening Post and I think it was really great. I feel like I know you as a personal friend now. I agree with the whole story, except the part where you said that after a girl passes the age of 16 she usually stops reading 16. Not so. I am 17 and I still read your mag—and I always will. Thanks for so many years of happiness.

Shelly Turner
Raleigh, N.C.

Dear Shelly,

Thank you—and all the rest of you 16-ers from 7 to 70 who cared to write—for the groovy words.

Gloria Stavers

Dear Miss Stavers,

In the December issue of 16, ROBBY KRIEGER of the DOORS had his name spelled ROBBIE and ROBBY. Which is correct? I love the DOORS and would like to write to them and tell them so.

Carla Olsen
St. Paul, Minn.

Dear Carla,

Send your DOORS-love to 8721 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. They are: JIM MORRISON, ROBBY KREIGER, RAY MANZAREK and JOHN DENSMORE—and they read and answer every letter they get.

Dear Miss Stavers,

In reply to ESTELLE SARETTA’s letter in the December issue putting down wonderful Peter Tork—hiss on you, ESTELLE! PETER is bright, kind, considerate and very talented. You’d better take another look!

Thais Carr
Nashville, Tenn.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Can you give me a fan club address for BILLY JOE ROYAL? I just adore him and his new record Hush.

Lena Quinn
Union, S.C.

Dear Lena,

BILLY JOE is just dyin’ to hear from all 16 regulars (they happen to be some of his favorite people). Write to him at Box 9678, Atlanta, Ga. and send 16-type good wishes. He’ll write you right back!

To 16:

I’ve noticed that your magazine has started writing a lot on that dumb SAJID KHAN. Not only is he unattractive, but he’s not a good actor. Please keep SAJID out of 16 and you will keep me as a regular reader.

Jenny Brune
Phoenix, Ariz.

Dear Jenny,

Better take a second look. SAJID really is quite a handsome chap, and he is one of the best young actors to hit the TV tube in years. Like you’re entitled to your opinion, but I’ll bet you will change your mind if you give him a second chance!

Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere will be co-hosts and emcees of Dick Clark’s “triffick” new TV series—Happening ’68. The very first segment will be shown nationally on ABC on Saturday, January 6, 1:30 to 2 P.M. (EST). Each week Mark and Paul will guide you through a magic world which includes the latest way-out fashions, interviews with happening people in the young show-biz field; a “Cinemateque” which will feature avant-garde films of such groups as the Rascals, the Spoons and the Doors; a band contest for groovy new, undiscovered groups; a Now department featuring the top hits played by the stars that made them famous; and a What’s Happening section in which those in the know will personally bring you the latest gossip from the swingin’ world of young popdom. First What’s Happening commentator will be none other than our own editor Gloria Stavers! Happening 68’ will also have a theme song written, produced and sung by Mark Lindsay—which automatically makes it a hit!

Speaking of hits, hope you dug Dick Clark’s answer (to Victor Lundberg’s Letter To My Teenage Son) record—Open Letter To The Older Generation. It’s on Dunhill. You oughta get one and play it for your—’er, “relatives.”

Dear Miss Stavers,

Please print a picture of my favorite group the BARDS. They are on the Capitol label and their first single is Never Too Much Love. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot about them soon.

Roberta Harvey
Seattle, Wash.

Dear Roberta,

Here is a picture of the BARDS. You can write to them in care of their fan club, Box 1004, Moses Lake, Wash. 98837.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Can you tell me where I can write to the FIVE AMERICANS? I just love their records and I think they are the best-looking group I have ever seen.

Anne Luxom
Lexington, Ky.

Dear Anne,

We agree—the FIVE AMERICANS are great-looking!—and here’s a picture to prove it. You can write to the boys in care of Abnak Music, 825 Olive, Dallas, Texas.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Where can I write to Mark Lindsay and make sure that Mark—and Mark alone—gets my letter and will read it?

Joanne Randell
St. Paul, Minn.

Dear Joanne,

You can write to Mark at 9126 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. That is his private office and he personally picks up his mail there. No one reads it but Mark. Put “I Am a 16 Reader” on your envelope and you will be doubly sure that Mark gets and reads your letter.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 9
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 4–5