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, c/o 16 Magazine, Business Office, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

Dear Miss Stavers,

HELP! I just heard that ABC is going to cancel my fave show—GARRISON’S GORILLAS, starring BRENDON BOONE! Please say it isn’t so, and if it is—please tell me what I can do to save “CHIEF” and the GORILLA gang!

Janice Dewey
Albany, N.Y.

Dear Janice,

Quick like a bunny sit down and write a firm (but polite) protest letter to Program Director, ABC-TV, 1330 Sixth Avenue, New York City. You may also write a private letter to BRENDON at that address. He will answer every single letter he receives!

Dear Miss Stavers,

The greatest thing happened to me! I was in Zilch in Greenwich Village when my fave group, the UNION GAP walked in! I happened to have my camera with me, so I snapped a pic of the UG with JEFF NEAL, who was also there. Please print this pic and tell me where to write to the UNION GAP.

Terry White
Staten Island, N.Y.

Dear Terry,

Thanks for the groovy photo. You can write to the UNION GAP at 4741 Seaford Pl., San Diego, Calif. 92117. Print I Am A 16 Reader on the outside of your envelope and you will be guaranteed a reply!

Dear Miss Stavers,

Would you please print a picture of JAY NORTH as he looked on Dennis The Menace—and also a pic of the girl who played “Margaret” on that show? What is she doing now?

Karen Whitaker
Ajax, Canada

Dear Karen,

“Margaret” is really JEANNIE RUSSELL (KURT’s sis (Correction)), and she is now a typical California teener—driving her own Mustang and havin’ fun in the sun. You can write to JEANNIE (and KURT) at 5906 Alcove Ave., N. Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I don’t know how I lived without my two beautiful new books—namely, Monkees: “Our Favorite Pix” and Monkees’ Private Picture Book! Thank you and 16 for making such groovy Monkee goodies available to us fans!

Harriet Greene
Baltimore, Md.

Dear Harriet,

Isn’t MONKEE-heaven grand!? So glad you’re happy! Any others who’d like to follow, turn to Pages 21 and 51—FAST!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just saw Way Down Cellar and The Young Loner on TV, and I am dying to find out how to write to adorable BUTCH PATRICK. Can you help me?

Teri Broadfield
St. Louis, Mo.

Dear Teri,

Just rub the magic 16 lantern and your wish shall be instantly granted! Write to BUTCH at Disney Prods., 500 S. Buena Vista, Burbank, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I know you are the only person who can really help me, so I am turning to you and 16. I flipped for GARY TIGERMAN, who played “Oggo” in a Lost In Space segment. Can you find out his address for me?

Laura Firste
Denver, Col.

Dear Laura,

Snap your fingers and I’ll be there! Here’s a photo of GARY and you can write to him at 10850 Riverside Dr., Suite 508, N. Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

In one issue of 16 you referred to JAY NORTH’s mom as DOROTHY and in another issue you called her ALIXE. Which is correct?

Debbie Smith
Dover, Del.

Dear Debbie,

Both. Her name is DOROTHY ALIXE NORTH, but JAY calls her “Mom”.

Dear Miss Stavers,

How could you!? You forgot to put JOHN COWSILL in the April Birthday Guide! Shame on you!

Frances Sessions
Lewisville, N.C.

Dear Frances,

Please forgive. JOHN was born on March 2, 1956—and you can send him a belated card or gift to Box 788, Radio City Station, New York City 10019.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Please take those icky RAIDERS out of 16 and make way for the younger stars and groups! I mean the RAIDERS have had it, and besides—they’re too corny and square for words!

Belinda Ellen
Allentown, Pa.

Dear Belinda,

Maybe it’s a good thing that there are some straight, square and what you call “corny” folks left in this world. However, you’re entitled to your opinion, even if it is in the minority.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Tell me more about the beautiful AMERICAN BREED—I am simply gone on them.

Sherry Kincaid
Lenoir, N.C.

Dear Sherry,

The BREED record on the Atca label and you can write to them at Box 201, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60006. Here’s a brand new pic of them for you.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I have wigged out over DAVID WATSON (I saw him do Robin Hood on TV) and Tommy Steele (he starred in Half A Sixpence)—and I want to know how to write to these two super-stars!

Cathy Gaston
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Cathy,

Write to DAVID at NBC-TV, Hollywood, Calif., and to TOMMY at Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Where can I write to the next president of the U.S., PAT PAULSON?

Sandy Flaskerud
Aurora, Col.

Dear Sandy,

You can write to PAT PAULSON and/or TOM and DICK SMOTHERS at CBS-TV, Hollywood, Calif.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 64–65