Modern Teen

Modern Teen was a successful monthly magazine for teenage girls, published in the United States from 1944 to 1970.Image:modern-teen-sample-cover

The magazine's content focused on fashion, beauty, dating advice, and celebrity news and interviews. Modern Teen also offered a platform for teenage girls to share their own stories, artwork, and poetry.

The magazine was established by Art Sampliner, a magazine publisher who saw a gap in the market for a publication aimed specifically at teenage girls. Its first issue was published in 1944, and it quickly grew in popularity.

Modern Teen featured articles by popular teen authors, such as Betty Cavanna and Sandra Scoppettone, and also began to feature interviews with popular teen idols, such as Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.

As the 1960s progressed, Modern Teen began to face increased competition from other teen magazines, such as Seventeen and Tiger Beat. Nevertheless, it continued to maintain a loyal niche readership until it ceased publication in the early 1970s.

Today, Modern Teen provides a unique perspective on teenage culture in the mid-twentieth century, and its archives continue to be studied by historians and scholars of popular culture.{{Categories}}

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