“Was My Face Red!”

Do you remember the column “Say Anything” in YM magazine where readers would write in every month with their mortifying stories? Like that one (or 100) about how a girl AND her prom date decided to wear all white and as she sat on his lap getting pictures taken at the beginning of the night… she got suddenly got her period! Remember?

Well, Calling All Girls — a magazine I recently found a single copy of at an antiques mall — seems to have been aimed at a preteen audience, but even preteens get into some embarrassing situations in a similar column: “Was My Face Red!” Let’s see what 12 year-olds were freaking out about in 1964.

Fancy Nancy.

Stay tuned for more stories from this January, 1964 issue of Calling All Girls!