A dream is a wish your heart makes : my story

by Funicello, Annette.

Format: Large Print 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography LP B F963
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  LP B F963
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reader beware: Annette Funicello's autobiography is so sugary your teeth will hurt after reading it. It's safe to say that if Funicello hadn't disclosed her battle with multiple sclerosis last year, there would probably be no book, since her career effectively ended in the early 1970s. Her health problems are the most affecting part of the account, especially in contrast to descriptions of the cotton-wrapped life she led before the disease struck. A squeaky-clean teen idol, protected by the Disney Studio, an ideal daughter, living at home until she married, a woman whose highest calling was motherhood--Annette personifies another era. The 1950s did exist in real life like they did on TV, and Annette is proof of it. Sometimes, however, her na{{‹}}ivet{{‚}}e is a bit hard to swallow, especially when it comes to her near adoration of Walt Disney, the man who discovered her. Throughout, in the drippiest fashion possible, she praises her mentor. Annette must not have read the recent bios that paint Walt as a fascist-leaning, alcoholic anti-Semite. This opus has all the substance of an overlong People magazine article, but that's not to say plenty of boomers, the intended audience, won't get a kick out of flashing back to such Mousketeer memories as Spin and Marty and Anything Can Happen Day--and, of course, the way Annette filled out her sweater. (Reviewed Apr. 1, 1994)0786860200Ilene Cooper"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Funicello reminisces about her career, from her rise to fame in the 1950s to her current battle with multiple sclerosis. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Funicello, Annette.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Large type books.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Thorndike Press,1994
Contributors Bashe, Patricia Romanowski, 1949-
Language English
Description 387 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Filmography: page 377.
Discography: pages 381-386.
ISBN 0786202440 (alk. paper)
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