Cover of the first issue of Tiger Beat.
|First issue||September 1965|
|Company||Laufer Media, Inc.|
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.
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. 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. Thaxton was a co-founder of Tiger Beat magazine.
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