Teen Idol Weekend Remembering 16 Magazine

Founded in 1956, the first issue of 16 MAGAZINE hit the newsstands in May 1957, with Elvis Presley on the cover – it  cost 15 cents an issue. The magazine was originally in the  style of more traditional movie magazines such as Photoplay. Longtime editor in chief,  Gloria Stavers, transformed the magazine from a standard general interest movie magazine into a major fan magazine that focused on the pre-teen female. Until the 1990s, 16 carried no ads in the magazine. Here’s a few classic covers: