All photos by Gloria Stavers. World copyright 16 Magazine
NBC-TV’s zany new stars drop some way-down secrets in your ears while they drive you up the wall!
My real name (ha-ha!) is Havershap Spleenblaum, but you can call me Micky—with no e.
I am the world’s biggest teaser (wait and see!).
I was born in the middle of Big Bear Lake, in the mountains of California.
I am only seven and one-half inches tall.
I have red eyes and fuschia hair.
I don’t think I’ll ever get married.
Among my many accomplishments is my ability to play comb and wax paper—and artichoke.
My favorite color is invisible.
I don’t like girls who like okra.
I do like girls with long hair or short hair—no matter what, I like to get in their hair.
My middle name is Thomas—but please don’t tell.
My nick, of course, is Davy—but my secret nick is “Frito.”
I am five feet and five inches tall.
I used to hate being short, but I don’t mind it anymore.
My dad’s name is Harry Thomas.
I have three older sisters: Hazel, Beryl, and Lynda—all in their twenties.
The family still lives in a small but very nice house in Manchester, England (where I was born).
I live in a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, with a bay window overlooking a spectacular view.
When do I plan to get married? Well, let’s see—how about 1974?
I have a secret crush on Barbara Streisand!
My real name is Michael—and I hate to be called “Wool Hat”.
Most girls called me Wonderful until they shortened it to “Wondy”.
I live in a secret place in Hollywood, with my dog—named “Spotte”.
Would you believe?—I am an introvert! (I really am).
I really don’t like to look at TV, as most shows are very boring.
I have a fatal weakness for kippered guppy.
I have a Honda motor bike, a ’56 Chevvy [sic], a Jeep, a Buick Riviera—and I am about to buy a Ford GTO.
I like unpretentious girls—a chick is a chick is a chick.
When I am alone, I play the kazoo—wouldn’t you?
I have no ambition except, maybe, to own a new hat.
Are you ready for my real name? It is Peter Halsten Thorkelson.
My nickname is “Tork”.
I have two younger brothers—Nick and Christopher, and a younger sister named Ann Elizabeth.
I live in a big house in Hollywood—all alone (would you like to come over?).
I play French horn on the sneak.
Sophia Loren drives me up the wall.
The Avengers was the best show on TV—naturally, it’s no longer on TV.
I love love—if you love everything, all things are possible.
I like girls who have smarts—not dumb, dig?
One day, I would like to be President of the United States.
You can write to the Monkees at 1334 North Beechwood Drive, Hollywood, California. Mention 16 and you will get a prompt answer.