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Perpetual teen is 50

The Shadow was on the radio, young men were going off to war, Mom was into tuna-noodle casserole _ and teenage girls had a magazine to call their own.

Seventeen magazine, which claims to reach half of America's teenage girls and 20 percent of those aged 18 to 24, is celebrating its 50th year.

In 1944, television was just a flicker of the future, hi-fi was a few years away. A Coke was a nickel, a movie as little as 20 cents _ including newsreel and cartoons.

And Seventeen that September was 15 cents an issue. Today, it's $2.50 and published by K-III Magazine Corp.

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