Mike Nesmith: 20 Nutty Fax

Some unique, individualistic and mighty independent revelations by and about Monkee Mike!

Mike’s favorite weekend spot is Mexico. Like many other L.A. hippies, Mike loves to dash south of the border when he has a few days to spare.

When Mike and his wife, Phyllis, recently moved into their big Spanish-type home in the Hollywood Hills, the first thing they did was to decorate a nursery for their son, Christian DuVal.

The next thing Mike did was to make himself a music room, complete with stereo hi-fi units and a tape recorder to work out the sounds for the Monkees’ recordings.

One of Mike’s favorite friends is his wife’s brother, Bruce—who recently visited the Nesmiths in Hollywood and spent several weeks with them.

Though he says he likes “…any music that’s right for the occasion—” Mike’s heart is in country and western music.

Mike has never been sick a day in his life. (Knock wood, baby.)

Mike and Phyllis got married about three years ago, after a brief whirlwind romance. With them, it was love at first sight.

Mike’s favorite pastime is slot-car racing. That’s that indoor-type table-top game.

Mike’s best friend is John London, a bass guitar player. They used to work together as Mike and John.

Mike has a secret desire to make a million dollars.

He hates hangers-on, phonies and buggy people.

His favorite part of his work is the musical part.

He is fascinated by girls who look different—that is, those who have their own special look.

Mike not only never looks at TV, but he very seldom goes to the movies. He considers both a waste of time.

He also hates sports—considers himself totally unathletic.

He loves girls who have a pleasant, sunny disposition and does not think looks are as important as personality.

If he could ever spend a long vacation anywhere, he would spend it in Helena, Montana. As he puts it, “I’m funny that way.”

He says Martha Washington is the one woman in the world he would most like to have known. (Sorry, Mike, you’re a little too late.)

When asked what advice he would give to young people who want to go into show business, Mike said, “If there is no wind—row!

Mike loves to read fan mail, so don’t hesitate to write to him. His address is 1334 No. Beechwood Drive, Hollywood, Calif. Be sure to put “I am A 16 Reader” on the outside of your envelope.

Magazine: 16 Spec
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Page: 39