Bop (magazine)

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Bop magazine was a monthly American entertainment magazine for kids 10 years of age and teens. It began publication in the summer of 1983[1] and was published by Laufer Media, which also publishes Tiger Beat magazine.[2] The headquarters of Bop was in Studio City, California.[3]

Popular features included articles, mini-mags, interviews, and the Fly Free To Hollywood contest, where readers had to correctly guess the stars, whether it was identifying their eyes, finding their names in a word search, or identifying them by their hair (the photos had the celebrities with their faces blacked out). A spinoff magazine, Big Bopper, later called BB, was released in the fall of 1986 and was published until 2000. Bop and Tiger Beat were very similar, as they share an editor and feature the same celebrities. Bop was sold by its founders (Julie Jenkins, Teena Naumann, Kerry Laufer and Scott Laufer) to Primedia in 1998.[3] Primedia sold it (along with Tiger Beat) to Scott Laufer in 2003.[4] Bop ceased publication in July 2014.[5]


  1. ^ César G. Soriano. "Cornering the teenzine market Boy-band craze makes Primedia most popular in class". USA Today. p. 7D. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ a b "Primedia Buying Teen Beat, Tiger Beat". Associated Press. December 15, 1998. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times
  5. ^ Casey Lewis (August 1, 2014). "The Tragic History of Fallen Teen Magazines". The Hairpin. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 

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