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 Gloria,

Many, many thanks for my GeeGee Award for Best TV Variety Show. I would like you to tell your millions of readers around the world that all of us on The Upbeat Show will continue to do our best to present the tops in entertainment in 1968!

Cleveland, Ohio

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m at a complete loss what to do about myself! I just don’t like the way I look at all! What shall I do?

Kathy Ingram
Muncie, Ind.

Dear Kathy,

Don’t despair! Just turn quick to Page 3—and read all about 16’s groovy new book on how to make the most of yourself!

Dear Gloria,

Recently, someone showed me a column in a magazine that said I resented “…the efforts of a teen-fan mag to make an idol” of me! I have to assume that it was speaking of 16, for 16 is the only teen-fan magazine I have done any interviews, stories or photo sessions for. Let me assure you and your “flock” that I’m honored to be in 16—and that I hope we all will remain close friends forever!

Venice, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m a 16 regular and it seems that almost every month you get a letter putting down stars like the MONKEES, SAJID and (in the June ish) the RAIDERS. I hate these bad letters. I feel that it’s what’s inside that counts. If you really love your faves, you don’t care if they wear pink and purple polka-dotted socks! And if you don’t love anybody, well—just don’t hate your un-faves! Go look for somebody to love—not somebody to hate!

Beth Szillaggi
Springfield, Ill.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m on Cloud Nine—all on account of the beautiful All-Star Wallet Photos you sent me! Thank you forever!

Debbie Harding
Miami, Fla.

Dear Debbie,

Thank you, chickie! Anybody else wanna climb up to the clouds—see Page 9!

Dear Miss Stavers,

You goofed! In the June ish you said JEANNIE RUSSELL was KURT’S sister. She’s really BRYAN’s sis! Have you got a family pic?

Rita Lanigan
Stoughton, Mass.

Dear Rita,

Right you are. Sorry. Here’s a pic.

Dear Miss Stavers,

What have you done?! You’ve made me the envy of everybody at my school! I’m a star! Just because I ordered your brand new Color Portrait Badge!

Sandy Loring
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Sandy,

Congratulations, luv! Hey, how ’bout that? Anybody else for instant stardom? See Page 25!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m very mixed up about Garrison’s Gorillas’ TV status. Is it staying on TV or is it being dropped?

Carol Stevenson
Baltimore, Md.

Dear Carol,

For a while it looked as though ABC was going to renew GGs, but now they have dropped the show. It will be on re-runs all summer, however. If you are anxious to see BRENDON and the rest of the gang back on TV (or in movies), write to them c/o Selig Seligman, ABC, 1313 N. Vine St., Hollywood, Calif.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Will you please print a pic of the IRISH ROVERS, who sing Unicorn, and tell me where I can write to them?

Rosie Gilbertsen
Madison, Wisc.

Dear Rosie,

You name it—you got it! Here’s your pic and you can write to the IR in care of Decca Records, 445 Park Avenue, New York City. Be sure to pick up on their great new LP—also named Unicorn.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Just writing to say that anyone who loves the MONKEES, as I do, shouldn’t fail to get 16’s Monkee Private Picture Book! I’ll treasure my copy always!

Beryl Banyon

Dear Beryl,

From another MONKEE-luvver, thanks! And all others who cherish the MONKEES, see Page 45!

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just saw the AIP-Dick Clark movie The Savage Seven. Please run pix of ADAM ROARKE, LARRY BISHOP, ROBERT WALKER and JOANNE FRANK—all of whom starred in SS. Where can I write to them? JOANNE looks just like CHER. Are they related?

Pixie Green
New York City

Dear Pixie,

Here’s the SS gang—and you can write to them at AIP, 7165 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. NO, JOANNE is not related to CHER.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I haven’t heard about the BYRDS in a long time. What are they up to?

Rick Forbes
Milwaukee, Wisc.

Dear Rick,

The BYRDS have re-formed and added two new members. In this pic they are, left to right—KEVIN KELLY, GRAM PARSONS, ROGER MCGUINN and CHRIS HILLMAN. You can write to them at Columbia Records, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. 90028. Be sure to grab hold of their fab new LP The Notorious Byrd Bros.

Dear Miss Stavers,

Could you please settle an argument for me? My girl friend says that TOM NARDINI of Cowboy In Africa is not really an American Indian, and I say he is. Could you clear this up?

Pam Crawford
Catawba, N.C.

Dear Pam,

You lose. TOM NARDINI is an American all right—but of total Italian descent! You can write to him in care of Lester Miller, 848 North Kings Rd., Hollywood, Calif. 90069.

Dear Miss Stavers,

I saw WARREN BEATTY in Bonnie & Clyde and I went wild for him! Can you tell me something about him?

Cheryl Starker
New York City

Dear Cheryl,

Warren is now shooting Midnight Cowboy (with co-star DUSTIN HOFFMAN). You can write to WARREN at 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 64–65