Why? Because we still like you : an oral history of the Mickey Mouse Club

by Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-

Format: Print Book 2010
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Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 791.4575 Ar57
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
Call Number  NF 791.4575 Ar57
An oral history of the Mickey Mouse Club show, featuring interviews with Mouseketeers and people involved with the show, along with commentary about how it became a pop culture phenomenon
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Only a graying segment of the American public will have watched The Mickey Mouse Club (on ABC, preceded by American Bandstand), but they'll flock to this oral history of the TV show that helped shape the Baby Boomers. So influential was the show that readers may be shocked to learn it only lasted three years (1955-57), albeit with plenty of later repackaging. For the original members of the cast, these few short years cast a long shadow over the rest of their lives, as some succeeded and others faltered badly in their post-Mouseketeer years. All of the A team are represented here (that's really what they were called), some through interviews but others from previous writings, notably Annette Funicello, who has struggled for 20 years with MS, and Darlene Gillespie, who went to prison for shoplifting. Also present are preteen heartthrobs David Stollary and Tim Considine, who played Spin and Marty, along with lesser-known Mice. How little the Mouseketeers understood their popularity, how hard they worked, how quickly it was over it all makes for a captivating cautionary tale.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mickey Mouse Club (Television program)
Children's television programs -- United States -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York :Grand Central Pub.,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780446545952
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