A Look Inside The March 1971 ‘TEEN magazine

Today on Anorak I take a tour through an old teen magazine. I had a lot of fun with this one; I hope you'll check it out.


  1. Watch me tie two of the above subjects together.

    I have a 1968 issue of MONKEE SPECTACULAR that features a small article (supposedly) penned by Peter Tork. In it, he not only speaks of how safe it is for kids to hitch-hike, but recommends it, as a way to grow spiritually, and to simply enjoy some impromptu adventures.

    But, as a kid in the 70s, I recall how EVERYONE seemed to hitch-hike. Sure, once in a blue moon, you heard of somebody meeting some pervert or nut job, but…

    Kids were advised to NOT pick up hitch-hikers, tell your driving parents to not do so, etc…It was THAT prevalent and common!

    And, the irony? Today's world is safer than it's been at any other time. We now have 482 news networks yelling the scant bad news at us, on a 24/7 loop, to create interest and demand…

    Al Bigley

  2. I was interested to see that I'm not the only one who unwinds at the end of a long and difficult day at the office by kicking off my heels and tearing off my clothing to enjoy an enormous bowl of ice cream in my pantyhose. Alas, apparently girls have been doing this very same thing for over forty years!