Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 09:00:38 +0000
From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: "Gay Head" in Scholastic Magazine
Barry A. Popik wrote:
I'm in the last stages of selling my parent's house, and all of my
college textbooks and other old books are being tossed or donated. I came
across a book in my sister's room that was, well, queer:
DEAR GAY HEAD (Questions from the Mail Box answered by GAY HEAD), Scholastic
Book Services, NY, 1958. Cover illustration--a mailbox with letters
addressed "GAY HEAD, N. Y. C."
"Gay Head" gave teen dating advice in the Scholastic Magazines (which
were then very popular). The intro reads:
"Letters--We Get Letters!"
Yes, we get bags and bags of letters, asking questions about all the
things that bother young people today.
The "Letters--We Get Letters!" is an allusion to the Perry Como tv show
which was on in the mid-to-late '50s.
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