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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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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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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, June 1988

Any guesses on who the cover girl is? Scroll to the bottom to find out! Even for Seventeen, this issue has an incredibly high ratio of advertising to editorial content. In the latter category, we have a helpful suggestion from the … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, February 1991

Time-traveling Richard Grieco is here to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, 1991-style! Even for Seventeen, this is an issue almost completely devoid of content. Possibly because the editors seared their eyeballs into oblivion looking at the featured fashion spread (click all … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, February 1973

How has Seventeen, that giant in the world of teen rags, changed over the last forty years? Mostly by becoming younger and smaller. How old is that cover-model? 40? A special supplement for newlyweds? And it is huge! September-issue Vogue huge! Look how it … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, September 1988

New Year, new features! The first Friday of the month will now be devoted to taking a look at vintage teen magazine and related ephemera. And we’ll start off with A Very Special, election-themed issue of Seventeen:  That is a bold … Continue reading

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