Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Fun Finds: Teen Magazine Covers of the 1970s and Beyond
My GOD, things are swirling crazily in The Underworld at present. Still, I don't like to leave my devoted divers with nothing to look at when I am submerged in the tedium of everyday life. Thus, I give you this assortment of vintage teen magazine covers. I stumbled upon these while doing research for a different post and thought they provided ample amounts of camp hilarity (and perhaps even esthetic interest for some of you, though most of these young, long-haired, skinny chaps aren't my own cup of tea.)
You could scarcely pass by one of these mags in the late-'70s without seeing Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, Scott Baio and, notably, The Bay City Rollers on the cover. They had legions of fans, but their popularity escaped me.
See here a 1993 issue of the same magazine with a semi-shirtless Joey Lawrence on the front and a shot of Saved By the Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar prior to having his teeth fixed.
Tiger Beat is still in existence today, every bit as loud in color and headlines, coughing up cookie-cutter covers and stories about folks like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner!