London finally got some nice weather over the weekend so I read some of my latest acquisitions whilst sitting in the blazing sun.
It seems like Maxwell Caulfield had the same idea whilst on the set of Grease 2!
I really enjoy that film and all the teen magazines were full of pinups and fold out posters showing off those eyes, that mouth and the body! Plus articles glossing over Maxwell’s Soho club go go dancer boy past.
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.