Seventeen Booklet: "Models" (1968)

Starting in 1965, Seventeen magazine began offering various booklet guides on subjects like hair styling, fashion and exercise. This booklet on modeling featured short articles about several Seventeen editorial models. The photos shown here were most likely part of Colleen's composite at that time. In fact the full version of the photo at left can be seen in Colleen's late Sixties composite. Colleen's weight fluctuated during her career. She was so thin (only 96 lbs) during the first part of her career that I doubt very much that she didn't deliberately keep her weight down by restricting her diet (probably at the prompting of Eileen Ford). From the late Sixties to the early Seventies Colleen achieved a much healthier weight (as here at 107 lbs), but from the mid-Seventies onward her weight dropped again. Colleen did some local modeling back in Wilkes-Barre, but perhaps (according to this story) never actually considered it as a career. She had modeled professionally for nine years by 1968. Colleen's multi-ringed hand can be seen in an April 1969 Woman's Day article.