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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Reporter (1939)

So, I decided that if I’m in for a penny, I’m in for a pound on Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary… no, not actually reading them, but watching the other three Warner Bros. films from the 1930s. The accent is definitely … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Detective (1938)

So, confession on the occasion of Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary: I have never actually read a Nancy Drew book. Back in the early years of this site I did read and review Grosset & Dunlop’s Nancy Drew Cookbook (mmm, Crooked … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2020 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century… I assure you this edition will be as weird as the rest of … Continue reading

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Flips-ville/Squares-ville By Stan and Jan Berenstain

A Hilarious New Concept in Humor Last week (actually 3 weeks ago because WHAT IS TIME???) we looked at one of the oddball teen-oriented projects of the legendary Charles Schulz, who, despite his success in writing from a child’s point … Continue reading

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Teen-Agers, Unite! By Charles M. Schulz

The “Peanuts” Gang Grows Up! A Great New Collection of Riotous Cartoons By Charles M. Schulz I don’t even remember where I picked up this oddball collection- the generic hand-lettered price tag only tips me off that it was NOT … Continue reading

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The Back Of The Book Part II: (Still) More From Seventeen, May 1978

So, a big THANK YOU for eveyone who shared their memories about the fat camps, boarding schools of questionable repute, and get-rich-quick schemes that Seventeen was trying to sell to the impressionable teens of 1978. They were a blast to read! This … Continue reading

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The Back Of The Book Part I: More From Seventeen, May 1978

As voted upon by YOU, THE READERS, this week we take a second look at the May, 1978 issue of Seventeen, specifically the tiny, black & white advertisements for teenage dreams and schemes. As a Seventeen reader in the early 1990s, I have … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Snowbound (1978)

Welcome back, Constant Readers and thank you for casting a vote in last week’s poll to determine what ELSE we should look at inside a 42-year old issue of Seventeen magazine. With a full 50% of the vote, we shall … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Ideas For Hideous Entertaining from Seventeen, May 1978

Ah, the late 1970s. So many Earth Tones, so many ads for tanning oil. What did it mean to be a teenager 42 years ago? Well, I am actually rather unclear, because a lot of the content in this issue … Continue reading

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Sal Fisher At Girl Scout Camp By Lillian S. Gardner

Fun – problems – surprises. Sharing them with Sal Fisher is like spending a thrilling summer at camp yourself! “Thrilling”? Well, the thrills are of only the most gentle and reassuring kind, which was not my intention when the week … Continue reading

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