“I learned the hard way about sex”, says Willie.

Teen Spectacular October 1979 cover courtesy of ebay,

oh how I wish I’d actually bought it!

This is the first magazine cover I ever saw on ebay to make me laugh so much, I felt sick. I don’t even know where to start. Willie? Leif? Discover your body next to a grinning Jimmy Baio? Shaun’s tragic love mistakes?

It made me start thinking that I simply had to show these sort of images to a wider audience and that I couldn’t be alone in finding these interesting and hilarious.

Granted, this is from 1979 but you have to wonder what would come in the future years. Would they be able to top the use of colour, different fonts, innuendo, the strap lines, all on one magazine cover and inside?

Well, this blog is an attempt to find out. I hope you’ll come along for the journey into what my magazine collection and the mighty ebay has to offer!

I take requests if you have any themes you’d like to see from the 80s magazines.

3 Replies to ““I learned the hard way about sex”, says Willie.”

  1. i'm such a sap, whenever teen magazines use people like leif garret (the biggest cokehead-slag of all time//the 70s?!) to tell teenage girls to protect their virginity, my heart just swells up. it's so different now, with vanessa hudgens in her SECOND nude photo-scandal :/

    the blog looks great, darling, look forward to reading your posts! xx

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