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Magazine Scans

Most weeks I upload scans from my vintage magazine collection. Whether it's Lillian Gish in a 1920 Picturegoer or Robin Williams in a 1979 My Guy, you can find them all listed HERE. This week I'm running a little giveaway instead for the Best of Jackie Annual.

The Best of Jackie Annual

Launched in January 1964, Jackie quickly became an ubiquitous companion to Britain's teen - or pre-teen, at any rate - girls. Agony Aunts Cathy and Claire responded to readers' problems, providing they weren't too risque, and pull out posters of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond graced many a 1970s bedroom wall. The magazine retained strong sales through most of the 1980s but, by the end of the decade, tastes were changing. Circulation fell and the title folded in 1993, making way for new titles like Sugar (launched in '94) and Bliss ('95).

If you want to relive, or simply live, the joys of Jackie you can get up to five entries for the giveaway by filling out the Gleam form below:

Best of Jackie Annual Giveaway


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  1. I always had Jackie & Smash Hits, but loved the stories in Jackie

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    1. Jackie had folded by the time I started buying my own magazines, but my dad used to get me the annuals from car boot sales and I loved the stories. All the 'contemporary' magazines seemed interested in was fashion features on stuff I couldn't afford :/

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  2. Loved the beano, the dandy and the topper xx

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  3. I liked Look-In, however, my Wife was a Jackie devotee so I would love to win this for her.

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    1. I've got the 'best of look-in' books - I couldn't resist getting the 70s one because it had Stan from On the Buses on the cover. I must have seen the films hundreds of times as a kid!

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  4. Jackie and Smash Hits were my favourites.

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  5. I loved Jackie, The Beano and Barbie! Jackie was my favourite though!

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  6. used to love Jackie, got it every week as a young teenager

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  7. I loved Bunty in my younger days and Jackie and Just Seventeen later on
    Claire D

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  8. Look on @tigerfanjane (aj)

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  9. I loved My Guy and Fab 208 Magazine

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  10. i used to read a mag called look in and then moved to smash hits

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  11. I loved top of the pops magazine (Peter Andre posters ;-) xxx

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    1. Hehe, my walls were covered in posters of Five and A1 :)

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  12. I loved Mizz magazine.

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    1. Aw, I used to love Mizz too. I remember getting lip gloss and stuff like that with it.

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  13. I liked Shout as they had good competitions and I won my gameboy colour from them/1

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    1. That's so cool! I never managed to win any of the magazine competitions.

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  14. I used to love Bunty Magazine.

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  15. Sorry I must not have read it right. I thought it said favourite game growing up,not magazine. Oh well (Mousetrap/Smash Hits)

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  16. I loved reading Cathy and Claire in the Jackie Thanks

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  17. It had to be jackie my sister liked twinkle

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  18. First Bunty, then Jackie, then' Womans OWn!!

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  19. It was Twinkle, and then Jackie :-)

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  20. I had completely forgotten how much I loved reading Jackie until I read your post :)

    #ReadWithMe

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  21. I've never read Jackie but I'm pretty sure my mum was a fan :) Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  22. Bliss or Just Seventeen were my favourites

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  23. Horse and pony magazine lol

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  24. Beano and Dandy and then Jackie

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  25. I loved Jackie, when younger loved Princess Tina too

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  26. Smash Hits and Just 17

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  27. I loved Smash Hits too...the blog has bought back so many great memories - thanks! I remember waiting so eagerly for the new pop gossip to come out, nowadays it's all on social media.

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  28. Jackie, I couldn't wait for it to be delivered, my fave story was Valda.

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  29. It was Bunty, I loved that! So did my Dad, he used to read it after me! When I was a bit older I loved 'Fast Forward', I had a letter published in there once and I was SO proud!

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  30. I used to read Viz.

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  31. I loved the stories in Bunty

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  32. Jackie was always my favourite - although I rarely had enough money to buy it! I kept one particular poster of David Essex from Jackie for years and years :)

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  33. Jackie, My Guy and Smash Hits

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  34. i loved smash hits, just so i could learn all the song lyrics.

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  35. Smash Hits for the music and free vinyls ...

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  36. it was called Big, not sure if its still around now

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  37. I used to love Beano, when I was older it was Smash Hits and I used to read my older cousins My Guy :)

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  38. Fast Forward
    Victoria B

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  39. i loved the beano x Sharon L Johnson

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  40. Smash Hits was a fav of mine! (@PeanutHog)

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  41. The Look In annual and magazine was my fave

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  42. I loved Jackie and Mizz! My gran also used to buy me Look In and Smash Hits!

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  43. I enjoyed reading Jackie, and Diane

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  44. Twinkle when I was a child then Just 17 as I got older

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  45. I loved reading (still do) so have a selection of magazines I grew up with ranging from Roy Of The Rovers and Shoot to Look In and Smash Hits!

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  46. The ones that spring to mind for me are I loved The Beano, Top of the Pops and Animals & You!

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  47. We always had Jackie & Bunty. Showing my age! 😁

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  48. It was Jackie for me throughout the 70's

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  49. Just Seventeen, Smash Hits and Bunty (I had old copies from my nan haha)

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  50. Absolutely loved The Beano

    Gem Cook (Gemma Cook )

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  51. Look in, loved it for all the posters which then covered my wall.

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  52. Jackie was definitely my favourite mag of the times xxx

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  53. Debbie Henderson20 January 2016 at 09:28

    Beano and Dandy when i was really young then went onto Jackie xx

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  54. Loved beano but Jackie reminds me of my mum, she was always talking about it when I was a child

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  55. i loved jackie, i used to stick the posters all over my bedroom wall

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  56. Used to love Jackie and Smash Hits. :)

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  57. I liked the Top of the Pops mag.

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  58. Smash Hits even better when Take That were on the cover

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  59. I loved them all. Look-In, Jackie, Just Seventeen, Mizz and even read my brothers Beano and Dandy xx

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  60. Jackie was my favourite , I got it delivered every week and put the posters on my walls . Loved the articles too , happy days .

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  61. Pam Francis Gregory20 January 2016 at 20:26

    Bunty was my favourite

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  62. j-17 and smash hits,i LOVED these magazines when i was in my teens :) xxx

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  63. I cannot decide between just seventeen and smash hits! But wow there was so many more about at that time that I compleatly adored! Fun times :) Dxx

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