Davy’s a doll; Peter’s out-a-site; Micky’s hilarious; and Mike’s one of the nicest people alive! Imagine what fun I have spending time with them on the MONKEE set. And believe me, every chance I get, I steal away from the office and watch them work. From now on I’ll be telling you all that happens every month so that you’ll feel like you’re right along with me.
Keep tuned in each month for my on-the-set visits.
All Monkee photos by Robert Custer
Davy Jones is the most energetic Monkee. He’s always singing Beatle tunes in between scenes on the set. He likes to joke with the guest stars who appear on the show. Micky catches up on some sleep during a lull on the set. The pride and joy in Micky’s life is his new GTO. With the other Monkees, Micky’s known as a great ladies’ man. Davy gave me a bicycle ride around the set when I visited the Monkees. Davy loves to ride his bike any chance he gets. Applying makeup takes a lot of time each day. Peter and the makeup man let me help. It was a lot of fun. Between scenes, Peter’s always reading some book. He’s really the intellectual of the group, interested in various religions and politics. Peter has a smile for everyone who comes on the set no matter how tired he gets. The boys work every day from 7 A.M, to 7 P.M. Beatle talk! Whenever he gets the chance, Peter talks to others about the Beatles. He’s quieter off the screen than he seems on and is always very courteous to others. He loved dancing in high school but now he’s not so crazy about it though he’s still good. [Above], Micky and Peter do a comedy scene where Peter’s supposed to have some wild disease. Davy, though the most professional actor of the four, rarely ever criticizes the others’ work. He thinks they’re great. Mike Nesmith ([above] eating) is the only married Monkee. He has a little boy named Christian who often visits his father on the set. Mike is even more handsome in person than he is on the show. Between scenes he enjoys playing his guitar and sometimes even writes songs on his breaks. He has more than 20 pairs of boots and goes to old Western sets and sees if he can get old Western costumes. Then he has the pants tailored to fit him. He seldom goofs a line and is a ‘loner’ type of person.