I Visit with The Monkees (Part 9)

Dear TIGER BEAT Readers,

Since the Monkees are on their huge national tour, they haven’t been filming their series since June. So, for this month’s column, we’ve chosen pictures from the shows they did just before leaving on tour.

The weather was a gas in June, so the Monkee company spent many days outdoors at the Columbia Ranch in Burbank, just over the hill from our TiGER BEAT offices. I saw Davy with his shirt off almost every minute they weren’t filming. Both he and Mike often trek off to Palm Springs on the weekends, when they can, so they both have extra-super tans!

Well, I’m almost out of space for this month, but I know I’ll never have enough space to tell you about next month’s activities—I’ll be on tour with them for a whole Monkee-mad week! I’ll tell you every detail next month!

Love,

Ann Moses

  • Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith
    Clowning around with the next day’s call sheet, Mike had the whole crew in stitches. He can keep everybody laughing and still have a straight face.
  • Davy Jones
    Above, Davy’s holding onto Mike’s wool hat. I’d like to see how he looks in it.
  • Peter Tork
    It’s hard to find Peter without some kind of instrument in his hand. Even when the Monkees filmed in the jungle (only an outdoor set) he had his guitar along.
  • Davy Jones, Pshaw (Monte Landis)
    [Above], Davy shows series actor, Monty Landis, some new chords that he just learned. Davy’s learning more each day and he practices all the time.
  • Davy Jones
    Davy’s Indian beads are a gas! He’s been wearing them for four weeks straight now. They’re blue and white.
  • Micky Dolenz
    Reading Tiger Beat and Monkee Spectacular is a regular occurrence on the set. The guys get a laugh out of seeing things they told me weeks before end up in print. They really giggle over some of the photos!
  • Micky Dolenz, Jim “Harpo” Valley, Jeannie Franklyn, Ann Moses, Davy Jones
    Harpo and Genie The Tailor were two of the visitors on the set this month. Davy surprised Harpo by asking him to be on the show!
  • Davy Jones
    Peter has been playing photographer lately. He borrows the cameraman’s equipment and has a ball trying out weird angles and capturing funny expressions.
  • Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork
    Mike’s fast becoming the man with a thousand faces.
  • Mike Nesmith
    [Above], he is traveling by bike out at the Columbia Ranch, the outdoor sets.

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Author:
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published:
Volume: 2
Issue: 12
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Pages: 20–23