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See part one here. (UPDATE: part three is here.) 16's superfab May ish continues, above, with... wait, who and who? Oh, right, Dark Shadows.Lots of Dark Shadows exploitation in this issue. David Selby went on to be a busy, successful character actor, probably best remembered as the star of Falcon Crest. He was recently in The Social Network and Mad Men. Christopher Pennock has also done steady if undistinguished TV work.
Below, not so happy endings for the Cowsills. Barry, below right, died gruesomely in Hurricane Katrina. John, below left, is a touring musician for oldies groups:
The poor Cowsills. They had a pretty good run and then were cruelly eclipsed by a Cowsills ripoff, the Partridge Family, all because they didn't want to pretend that Shirley Jones was their mother. Below left, Bob is a software salesman and trainer today. Paul, below right, is a construction worker:
More Dark Shadows stuff. Some DS fan is going to be thrilled to one day stumble upon this:
The "LO down," gossip 'n' such. This is a fairly dull page with one exception, the "introducing the Jackson Five" item:
20-year-old Kurt Russell! Fresh off the triumph of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes! On the left is Jon Provost, Lassie's best friend, and his career was just about over. He predicts correctly that if Kurt were ever to direct a movie, it would be a Western (Russell co-directed Tombstone):
This issue of 16 is full of early mentions of stars who would end up dominating their pages within a year. The Osmonds seem to be pretty new below:
The Brady Bunch was less than a year old when the below was published. The Brady Kids would be featured endlessly in issues to come:
Stay tuned for more Dark Shadows, more Bobby Sherman, more grooviness in the third and final part to come!