Brady's Bunch

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I haven't seen "The Passion" yet. Gave up movies for Lent.

Gina Sanders reports Teen Vogue is catching on so fast with the kiddies that after a February rate base boost to half a million they "anticipate" going to 550,000 in August and they're increasing frequency from bi-monthly to ten times. Ads through May are up 125 pages over last year.

Anne Breza's the new style director of Los Angeles magazine. She knows her stuff, having labored for WWD, Glamour, Bazaar and Self.

Child mag did a helpful survey, listing the 10 "healthiest" American restaurant chains for families. Top three are Legal Sea Foods, with 28 locations; Mimi's Cafe, with 80 sites; and Red Lobster (649 locales).

Marine fighter pilot and later test pilot Ramon Gibson (Daddy was a U.S. diplomat, Mom a Mexican beauty) published his story, "The Way I Saw It." Ray was our air officer in Korea, used to fly me about snooping on the Chinese, and now lives in Irving, Texas. His publisher's Web site is:

Karla Partilla becomes Eastern ad director for Southern Living. She was ad director for Country Home.

Max Wilk's latest hardcover "Schmucks with Underwoods," delicious reading about Hollywood screenwriters, came out last week from Applause Books.

Prevention magazine, all in favor of a good, brisk walk, rates the 12 best "walking cities" in the country in a special "walking" issue. Philly, which has the most podiatrists per capita; San Diego, Madison, Wis., Washington, D.C., N.Y., Chi, San Francisco also make list. With those hills?

Time Inc.'s Southern Progress Corp.'s Sunset unveiled a new design. Editor Katie Tamony, creative guy Paul Donald took the bows at a lunch in N.Y.

Let's hear it for Jack! Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing promoted Jack Bamberger to VP-corporate sales and marketing. Axel Ganz credits a 25.7% revenue increase over the last two years to Bamberger's partnership marketing programs. Also, G+J was selected by Worklife Matters as one of the "best media companies to work for."

Vivian Mur rejoined Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel as travel development manager.

Business Week has kicked off its big anniversary celebration. Bill Kupper tells me advance bookings for their upcoming 75th anniversary issue (Oct. 11) are way ahead of forecast and "add to our optimism for the 2nd half."

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