Spick – Town and Country Publications (TOCO)
First Issue December 1953 – Last Issue November 1976 (276 issues)
The cover of the first issue featured Diana Dors. The content was a mixture of ‘men's magazine’ type articles and glamour pin-up shots. At first the girls were mostly professional models, but there was always a section for amateurs, and readers were encouraged to send in photographs. Gradually, the homely atmosphere of badly composed pictures with 1950s style furnishings as backdrops became so popular they dominated the magazine. Perhaps there was a touch of voyeurism in seeing girls apparently unawares in their own homes that made them so popular.
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