My collection of vintage Seventeen magazines:
I can never get enough of these vintage treasures. They are awesome. Here’s a brief summary of them so I can give you a hint when buying them:
1. NEVER EVER BUY MOLD OR MUSTY SMELLING MAGAZINES they will make your house stinky. Ask the seller before buying.
2. contents of vintage Seventeen, 1940s-1960s
vintage advertisements including cosmetics, clothes, shoes, bags, watches, female products, furniture, cameras, records etc. The younger the issue is, the more advertisement they have
August issue-usually a “back to school” for 400 pages. Hundreds of fashion advertisements and usually include 20 pages of fashion pictorials
January: “it’s all yours” issue, most of the articles and stuff are done by teenagers, and there’s results of the annual photography-poem-fiction-illustration contest. The works done by the teenagers are surprisingly awesome! The babyboomers were actually clever.
Curl up and read: a column only be seen in the sixties. It’s book review written by teenagers. They had lot of wit and intelligence in their writings. Very inspiring and intriguing.
the Teen Scene: a ?-1968 column. Features stories, ideas and happening of teenagers. Also inspiring.
People: in every issue some people are interviewed to tell their extraordinary stories. From famous singers, actors, dancers and models to average students.
Face to face: story about an extraordinary teenager
In my opinion: teenagers ranting about things
Fiction: usually Seventeen has 2-5 fiction per issue
Home and food: recipes and cooking ideas, home decoration ideas
Spotlight!: monthly introduction of the latest records, movies, TV shows, and a brief interview with a celebrity
Fashion&beauty sections: no description needed