Dolenz Gives You The Micky
Magazine: 16 Magazine
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Monkee Micky takes you into and out of his life like zoo-oomm! It’s a fast track—so hang on, kiddies!
What is your full real name?
George Michael Dolenz, Jr. I once used the last name of Braddock, when my father (who was a very well-known actor) was living, in order to avoid confusion.
When and where were you born?
I was born on March 8, 1948, in Los Angeles—right in the middle of Larry Murry’s car crash!
What is your height, weight and coloring?
I am six feet tall, a skinny 135 pounds. I look out at the world with small brown eyes from under a mop of large brown hair.
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
I have three younger sisters—Coco, 19; Debbie, 12; and Gina, 8. My mom remarried (to a minister yet!) about a year ago.
What was your very first ambition?
I’m not talking—but after that I used to think I wanted to be an architectural designer. I studied for same—and look at me now.
Where do you live?
In a groovey apartment in Hollywood (with a great view of the New York Stock Exchange). It has two bedrooms upstairs and a huge living room and kitchen downstairs. I have a big fireplace, wall-to-wall carpets, and an enormous blue couch. Come on over!
What kind of music do you like to listen to?
I dig James Brown, the Motown sound and Australian zimbong cantatas.
Would you like to get married one day?
No—but I would like a large family of my own. How do you figure that out?
What kind of girls are you most attracted to?
Any kind I can find. After that, I’d choose girls with long, long blonde hair, who are not short and who are somewhat pneumatic.
What sports do you enjoy?
None. I was once forced to play the outfield on the studio baseball team, but I fell asleep so they let me go. Recently, somebody laid some weights on me and told me to build some muscles. Boo!
What would you do if you suddenly came into a million-dollar inheritance?
First, I’d pass—then I’d faint. Wouldn’t you?
What was the biggest thrill of your life?
Oh, I’d say about 37 feet tall. After that, it was being signed to The Monkees.
Who are your closest friends?
Rick Klein (who is a stand-in and extra on the show) and his girl friend, Frew Smallwood.
Of all the performers you’ve worked with, whom do you admire most?
What other TV shows have you been on?
I’ve been on Circus Boy (as you know—I hope); also on Peyton Place, Route 66, Naked City, Mr. Novak and Playhouse 90.
If you could take a vacation anywhere in the entire world, where would you go?
Across the Freeway to Burbank, where the poppies grow. Later, I might spend a weekend in Palm Springs.
How do you relax?
What’s that? Oh—I play with my brand new $60 erector set and my brand-new Pentax camera. Sometimes, I drive about in my brand-new Pontiac GTO. What do you do?
What are your favorite recording groups?
Alpha Centuri And The Milky Ways. The only LP I have is The Monkees. But I don’t listen to it. Honest.
Are you a day or night person?
Both—I never stop wailin’. I’m always on the go.
What do you do with your money?
I send some home (I don’t have to—I do it because I want to); save a little and spend a lot. If I see something I want, I buy it.
What do you dislike about your work?
Gaps in the B.N.C. Translated, that means: I hate the lapses while setting up those little in-between shots on the series. The B.N.C. is our biggest camera.
What are your plans for the future?
To finish this interview, go home, have dinner and watch TV.
What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
I like double-breasted T-shirts—they’re bound to be the very next phase. I’m either super casual (beat-up jeans and barefeet) or dressy (slacks, boots, sports jacket and ascot).
Briefly describe your dream girl.
What type of girls do you usually dislike?
The only kind of chicks I dislike are phoney ones—girls who have “gone Hollywood” and are trying to be something that they are not. Be yourself, and Micky will love you, baby!