Tiger Beat

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Tiger Beat
Tiger Beat debut issue.jpg
Cover of the first issue of Tiger Beat.
September 1965
Categories Teen, celebrity
Frequency Monthly
First issue September 1965 (1965-September)
Company Laufer Media, Inc.
Website www.bopandtigerbeat.com

Tiger Beat is an American fan magazine marketed primarily to adolescent girls. It is currently published by Laufer Media, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, which also produces its sister publication, Bop.[1]

Founded in September 1965 by Charles "Chuck" Laufer and his brother, Ira, Tiger Beat has as its forte teen idol gossip, movies, music and fashion.[2] It is known for its covers with 'cut and paste' collaged photos of teen idols. Its publisher, originally named The Laufer Co., also founded and published the teen magazines FaVE (now defunct) and Right On! (now owned by another publisher).

Lloyd Thaxton's face appeared at the top of the newly launched Tiger Beat magazine (then known as Lloyd Thaxton's Tiger Beat) for which he did a column.[3] Thaxton was a co-founder of Tiger Beat magazine.[4]

Tiger Beat was sold to Primedia late in 1998 by former publisher Sterling/MacFadden. It was purchased in 2003 by Scott Laufer, the son of Chuck Laufer.[5]

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