What qualities do you dislike in a girl?
Talkativeness—and girls who always hang about. There are some of those around the MGM set day in and out. I wonder whether they don’t have anything else in this whole world to do.
If you weren’t in show business, what would you have done?
I would have been a racing jockey. I have my license, you know. I still ride when I go home.
What one girl do you have a secret longing to meet?
Ursula Andress. Well, you can’t blame me for dreaming, can you?
Have you ever dated a fan?
Yes. And I hope to do it again and again in the future.
What do you usually do on a date?
Oh, I like to do lots of different things. Generally, however, I got [sic] to see a movie and then enjoy a good dinner.
What is your prized material possession?
Thing ring I gave myself. It is white gold with a black star sapphire and diamonds in it. It symbolizes many things to me.
When are you most happy?
When the Monkees and I are singing together. I particularly like our recording sessions. And by the way—forget those rumors that we don’t work on our own records. I can assure you that we do and we dig doing it—and we work hard!
What is the first thing you notice about a girl?
Her eyes. I look for eyes than [sic] can talk. They can really tell you more than words can, most of the time.
Do you read the fan mail that you get?
Most of it. It makes me truly happy to realize that there are many of you who like me. The only way I know for sure is when you write to me.
Where can a fan write to you and be sure you see the letter?
The safest place is in care of my private fan club. I keep in close touch with the president and visit her as often as I can. Here is the address—please write: Davy Jones, c/o Helen Kensick, 390 Bridge St., Northampton, Mass.
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.