1973. Item #4595
[Los Angeles]: Petersen Publishing Company, 1973. 4to, each issue offset printed with spot color
and saddle-stapled into full color, photographically illustrated wraps.
All 5 issues published of the legendary, infamous teen magazine centered around the “baby
groupies”, or the Sunset Strip groupie scene that involved figures such as Sable Starr, Shray
Mecham and others. The extensive coverage of the glam rock scene as well as venues such as
Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, make the magazine a proto-punk artifact.
Backlash against the magazine was loud and immediate, and only 5 issues were published. A sixth
issue was planned but never released. This complete run also includes the August 1974 issue of
Creem, which contains an article by the Star staff.
A worn set, with covers loosened from the stapled bindings, and some splitting at spines, but still
holding. All issues of the magazine are very scarce.