1. Behind the Scenes with Ann Moses: A Tiger Beat Tell-All Jeff Dwoskin 54:01

Sit down with Ann Moses, the iconic editor of Tiger Beat magazine during its heyday in the 60s and 70s. Ann takes us on a nostalgic journey through the glittering world of teen idols, sharing behind-the-scenes stories from her time at Tiger Beat and insights from her book, “Meow, My Groovy Life with Tiger Beat’s Teen Idols.

Show Highlights:

  • The Genesis of Tiger Beat: Ann delves into the origins of Tiger Beat magazine, detailing its transition from a teen magazine to a fan magazine focused on the Beatlemania craze.
  • The Name and Fame of Tiger Beat: Discover how Tiger Beat got its unique name and evolved into a significant cultural phenomenon, linking fans with their favorite teen idols.
  • In the Heart of Hollywood: Ann recalls her experiences in Hollywood, offering intimate anecdotes about interacting with famous teen idols on set and in their personal lives.
  • The Teen Idol Lifestyle: Insights into the lives and careers of teen idols like Donny Osmond and David Cassidy, exploring the ups and downs of fame and its lasting impact.
  • The Changing Landscape of Teen Media: Reflecting on how the landscape of teen media and fandom has evolved from print magazines to today’s digital platforms.
  • Ann’s Personal Journey: Ann shares her personal journey from editor to author, discussing the importance of preserving the memories and stories of a bygone era in pop culture.
  • Ann’s Book – “Meow! My Groovy Life with Tiger Beat’s Teen Idols”: Dive into Ann’s book, where she unveils more untold stories and personal reflections from her time at the forefront of teen media.

About the Guest: Ann Moses, the iconic former editor of Tiger Beat, has been an influential figure in the realm of teen pop culture. Her work has been instrumental in shaping the narrative of teen idols in the 60s and 70s, giving a voice to a generation of young fans.


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