Valentine #21 March 1970
(21 March 1970)

IPC, 1957 Series
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Price
8d [0-0-8 GBP]
Pages
32
Indicia Frequency
every Monday
On-sale date
1970-03-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Editing
Bill Williamson (editor); Trudy Culross (assistant editor); Sid Hayden (features editor); Helen Hooper (features); Pat Brennan (features); Dick Lewis (scripts); Jenny Fisher (art); Valerie Witton (art)
Color
Black and white
Dimensions
195mm x 230mm (1960s); 220mm x 300mm (1970s)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Smash 32 page issue! Make friends with "Arrival".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mailbox... / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Letters from: G. Gillanders (from Hull, Yorks.), Angie Jones (from Mitcham), Carole and Claire (from Perivale, Middx), Anon., and Sue Fisher (from Gainsborough, Lincs.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Romance Scope / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

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Horoscopes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Just Jan / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

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Hi! Did you ever feel it's a dog's life? Well, dogs aren't so badly off, I'm telling you, not compared with girls!

It's Springtime in Next Week's Valentine! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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The Signal Is Love (Table of Contents: 5)

A Valentine True-Life Romance / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Who is he? Who is that boy standing there looking so sad?
Genre
romance
Characters
Faith; Jean; Joel
Synopsis
On the train each day, Faith sees a sad-looking man in a nearby yard. She longs to meet him and gets her chance when the train breaks down. Although Joel drives Faith to work, she finds him rude and never wants to see him again. He insists on dinner. Despite a glimpse of the person she imagined, she tells him he's a bully and walks out. He follows and apologies -- he's acting that way because he likes her and a former girlfriend told him he wasn't manly and forceful enough. He admits to watching the train to see Faith.

What Do You Do When He Wants Out with His Mates? (Table of Contents: 6)

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Helen Hooper
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Having problems with boys is almost as old as Adam and Eve…

Pan's People Set the Pace! (Table of Contents: 7)

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Watching the girls go though a number, you might be forgiven for thinking that their dancing doesn't need much rehearsal…

It's My Life & I'll Do What I Want! (Table of Contents: 8)

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He would have been too easy to hurt…too sensitive not to care…and my mother was coming between us…trying to crush our love…shatter his crystal world in little pieces

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Stop, Look-and Listen..! / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Simon / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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A spring engagement for Simon and Frankie--but where's the ring?
Genre
romance
Characters
Simon; Frankie Brook; Marlene
Synopsis
Frankie asks Simon where the ring engagement ring is. The couple realise it is on the bottom of the pool and dive in after it. They kiss underwater. Then it is time to tell Frankie's parents. Simon says it is his responsibility and asks Frankie to wait. But it takes too long and, when Frankie goes in, the room is too quiet. What's happened?

Life's Like That (Table of Contents: 11)

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Eve Davis
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This is the first of a special series for special girls…Middle of the Road Girls.

Make Friends with Arrival (Table of Contents: 12)

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Pat Brennan
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With a name like Arrival, there's got to be something significant in it…and whether you like them or not, you have to admit their talent and their success.

Be His Cute Cookie… Some Recipies for Success! (Table of Contents: 13)

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Love Swings! (Table of Contents: 14)

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The story of one miss who missed out on the swinging scene…
Genre
romance
Characters
Cindy; Sidney; Bart
Synopsis
Suburban secretary Cindy dreams of the life of a swinging dolly-bird who falls for a photographer and becomes a model. She decides to dress the part and meets the hippy Bart. They have fun, but Bart sleeps rough so the police don't find him while Cindy returns to her warm bed. They meet again the next day and when Bart says goodbye, Cindy expect to never see him again. She has lied and he would hate her life. As Cindy heads to work the next day, she bumps into Bart in a suit on the train. He admits to doing the same as Cindy.
Reprints

[Robin Gibb] (Table of Contents: 15)

Travellers' Tales / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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Here's bringing you the spills and thrills pop stars get caught up in when out and about.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Valentine Heart of the Week / text article / 0.25 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Valentine awards David Palmer, boyfriend of Louise Trott.

What Are Model Girls Made Of? (Table of Contents: 17)

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This (ta-raaaah!!) is the third week of our crash convincing course. This is the spot where we try to show you that you, too, could be a beautiful body, if you'd make a bit of effort.
Genre
fashion

The Go-Getters (Table of Contents: 18)

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This week, we introduce you to a young couple doing their own thing--and doing it very well--in the boutique business.

What You Want to See on TV! (Table of Contents: 19)

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Along with films, fashion, pop and politics, the telly is the greatest controversial subject in the office.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Have You Seen This Boy? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Enric Badia Romero ?
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Enric Badia Romero ?
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I'd come to the Big City in search of my childhood rave, the wonderful Larry Frost.
Genre
romance
Characters
Dolly Brown; Larry Frost; Paul Drury; café manager; waitress
Synopsis
Dolly question reality when the café staff deny Larry works with them. Then he appears, having hidden from some 'daffy dolls'. Dolly realises the café staff were covering for Larry. She doesn't like what it suggests about her hero. Larry leads Dolly to an old barge and invites her to share his dream of a floating discotheque. When she offers fifty quid, he steals it. Paul catches Larry and tells Dolly his story: Larry had charmed and fleeced his sister, one of many used women. For Dolly, it is hard to get over Larry, but now she's got Paul.

Indexer Notes

This is the final episode of an ongoing serial.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dear Stevie / text article / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Advice column.

A Pop Star's Girl Confesses (Table of Contents: 22)

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Helen Hooper
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Indexer Notes

Helen talks with Samantha Harrison about the challenges of dating a pop star.

Last Word for Lovers… Nuts about Peter (Table of Contents: 23)

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This poem is on the back cover.