I Visit with The Monkees (Part 2)

Well, here we go again with some wild and groovy moments with my friends THE MONKEES! Only a few blocks away from our TiGER BEAT offices in Hollywood is the MONKEE set… and here’s where I have the most fun of all. Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter never fail to keep me laughing and enjoying life. Plus they’re always full of the information I know all of you want to know.

Keep tuned in each month for true facts about what’s happening every special minute in the lives of THE MONKEES.

  • Peter Tork, Ann Moses
    Peter with Ann Moses
  • Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones
    Micky reads Peter and Davy some script ideas he has. Micky can plan a whole script in his head, but doesn’t really want to be a writer. He’s talented enough to be if he wants. Peter says he gets nervous when there are a lot of visitors on the set. He’d rather do his scenes when the set is closed.
  • Mike Nesmith
  • Davy Jones
    Davy shows off one of his groovy vests. He loves to dress in wild-colored clothes.
  • Peter Tork, Leah Cohen
    [Above], Lea Elliot [sic], sister of Cass of the Mamas and the Papas visits Peter on the set. Peter’s a big fan of folksinging musical groups like Mamas and the Papas.
  • Davy Jones
    Between scenes, Davy works out with a jump rope. He’s trying to improve his physique by lifting weights and eating health foods. He’s always hungry.
  • Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz
  • Davy Jones
  • Peter Tork
  • Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith
    All four Monkees have their own special chairs on the set with their names on the back, but they almost never sit in their own chairs. Micky has a dog that he sometimes brings to work. The dog’s name is YOU. Can you believe that? Micky is very attached to animals and isn’t happy without one.
  • Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz
    Photo [above] shows Mike fooling around with Micky’s hair. They really tease it for a scene in one of the shows. Micky has real thick brown hair.
  • Mike Nesmith
    Mike’s wife’s name is Phyllis and she’s an excellent cook. Mike also likes to cook. He has a dog named Spot. He also reads every fan letter that he receives.
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
    Davy used to bite his fingernails, but he met a beautiful girl in Hawaii who told him that it looked awful having short nails, so he stopped biting them.
  • Davy Jones, Peter Tork
    Teen fan club members work on the Monkee Fan Club for no pay. So they get to come on the set for one-half hour each day and watch the filming. A real groovy deal!

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Author:
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published:
Volume: 2
Issue: 6
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Pages: 10–13