The September 1986 issue of Teen Beat was one of the first that I owned. This particular issue just happened to be the "Super 10th Anniversary Issue." There on the cover were the mainstays -- Michael J. Fox, Kirk Cameron, and Tom Cruise -- as well as a-ha frontman Morten Harket and the end-all-be-all of teen idols, Ferris Bueller.
Taking a look inside, you'll also find the expected spread of pin-ups and tampon ads, but you'll also find some real treasures when it comes to late-80's pop culture and the early careers of some of today's most popular stars.
"I used to be friends with a lot of the Brat Pack people. To me, the sweetest guy I've ever met is Charlie Sheen...and Emilio. That family has got it together, and I love them dearly."
Charlie Sheen's got it together, huh, Mindy? Hmm. Okay.
Flipping the pages of this issue, you'll find shots of a young Jon Cryer, Joaquin Phoenix (then Leaf Phoenix), and even Skippy from Family Ties makes an appearance.
Aside from Mindy Cohn's cloudy perception of the Sheen family, the other feature from this issue of Teen Beat that cannot go unnoticed is one of the monthly contests. By filling out a small clipping from page 63, you could win Ferris Bueller's vest!
I wonder if it's too late to enter.