We conclude our fun/depressing trip through 1970 teenobilia with Jack Wild's brother, above left, who had a career as a teen idol similar to his sibling's, but less intense and volatile. Above right, because obviously this magazine hasn't featured nearly enough answers to your questions about Dark Shadows, Jonathan Frid answers your questions about Dark Shadows! As dated as this magazine seems, you have to admit that there's something familiar about a teen-friendly vampire melodrama.
One thing I'll say about Gloria Stavers is that she wasn't afraid to cast a wide net. She would feature just about anything, because why not? If the girls didn't respond, it was on to the next thing. Case in point, below right, the twins from Hee Haw. Hott. Their hair helmets would remain unchanged for decades:
Below, more movie gossip, mostly about bombs and flops, including Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. It's also fun to see Clint and Ronnie Howard before their roles became reversed:
Below left, first they were known as Everyday Hudson, then Hudson, then the Hudson Brothers, then Hudson again, and then The Hudsons. Got that? Bill Hudson ended up marrying Goldie Hawn (seen on the previous spread) and spawning Kate Hudson. He later traded down for Cindy Williams. Brett Hudson went on to be a hacky TV producer. Mark went on to write and produce awful songs for people like Ringo Starr, Aerosmith and Harry Nilsson. Below right, local Ohio TV show host awkwardly interviews obviously stoned musicians. Also check out young Kenny Rogers and his terrible bubblegum group:
Below, an historic event, the debut of David Cassidy, still only a TV show bit player. Within a year, he would dominate all teen mags worldwide. Interestingly, no mention is made of his famous father and stepmother:
Below, hired guns from fake folk group the Grass Roots. Warren Entner ended up managing Rage Against the Machine and Faith No More:
Gloria answers your questions! First of all, no, Bobby Sherman is NOT dating that girl he would end up marrying within a year. There is talk about the Cowsills getting a TV show, and this is, of course, what would end up being the Cowsill-less Partridge Family. I also love all the fake letters which are transparent plugs for other 16 publications ("Gloria, I hear you have a new booklet out. IS IT TRUE?"):
Below, "coming next issue" (no surprises in store, from the looks of it) and back issues, all of which I desire to own:
And finally, are you girl enough for the Dark Shadows kid? Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to try:
And that's that fab ish! Coming soon: we jump ahead two years to the "All David Cassidy, all the time" era.
Part one is here, and part two is here.