The ONLY place in the whole wide world where you can write a letter to your favorite Monkee—or to all four Monkees—and be sure that you will get a PERSONAL reply!
FLASH! Always imitated—never duplicated! Recently, a rash of other mags appeared on the newsstands claiming to have mail columns with actual personal answers by the Monkees. NOT SO! NOT SO! NOT SO! However, you can rest assured that the Monkees—and the Monkees themselves personally—answer each and every letter you see here. You can also be sure that 16’s “Monkee-Mailbox” is the only place in the whole wide world where you can get a genuine, for real answer from Davy, Mike, Peter or Micky! Now, let’s go on with the show.
I thought your Monkee hat was green. When I saw you at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, your hat was a bright, royal blue. Am I color-blind? By the way you were all great!
The guys and I thank you for your compliment. Your supersharp vision is correct. I had on a blue hat that night. You see, I rotate between green and blue.
What happened to your hair? I saw you at the Baltimore Civic Center and it was all curly. Did you have it done that way, or is that natural?
My hair is naturally curly. I have it straightened slightly for the show. Personally, I dig it wild and wooly, like you saw it in Baltimore, but on the TV series, it looks better just slightly wavy. So (like Mike with his hat) I rotate, baby, I rotate.
Another made-up story
I read a story in a magazine by a girl named Cynthia something saying that you had flown to New York just to spend the day with her—that you had gone to church together, gone to brunch, to Coney Island, gone shopping and even to museums together. At the end of the story, she said she took you to the airport and you told her to think of you at midnight, because that is when you would be thinking of her. Who is this girl? What’s going on?
New Orleans, La.
I don’t know! That story was complete fabrication, from beginning to end. I am amazed at many other stories I read in other magazines I read about myself. At least you know for sure that what you read in 16 is TRUE.
Who sings what
In 16’s Summer Spec, they ran the lyrics to the Monkees’ album, Headquarters. It said that you sing lead on For Pete’s Sake. It sounds a lot like Micky to me. I’m puzzled.
You are a very sharp Monkee-luvver. And you are right! I wrote the song and Micky sings it.
Could you tell me when you and Phyllis were married?
Phyllis and I were married on March 16 in San Antonio, Texas, in 1963. We have one son Christian, and expect another baby in December.
I have written you 21 times and I must have an answer or I will go crazy. I read in a paper somewhere that you want to leave the Monkees and pursue a career of your own. I hope there isn’t any truth to this. Not only for my sake, but for the sake of millions and millions of Monkee fans.
The Monkees and I will stick together justlikethis as long as you want us to, so don’t worry about that. Thanks for caring.
I heard on a TV show that you and Davy stopped talking to each other, because Davy was dating a certain girl and you called and asked that same girl for a date. Please tell me the truth and calm my jangled nerves.
What you heard about that girl just plain never happened. Davy and I are the best of buddies.
I am wild over you and those cool Monkee shades. Please tell me how I can order a pair.
Just send a check or a money order for $2.25 to Monkee Shades, c/o Ed Justin, Screen Gems, 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City, and your groovy new specs will arrive in your mailbox pronto!
More Monkee rumors
Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! I just read that you like mature girls who have long blonde hair, and who are six feet tall—and that you hate gum-chewing teenyboppers. I am wiped out. Say it isn’t so!
Heres the truth: I really dig all girls—old, young, tall, short and with all colors of hair and eyes. As for chewing gum, how can I disapprove when I do it myself?
Monkees’ favorite pix
What is your favorite picture of all the many that have been taken of you?
Great Neck, L.I.
There are quite a few and sweet 16 has been good enough to put them all together in one book called The Monkees Favorite Pix. If you would like to find out how to get your copy, just turn to Page 39.
Special note to Roberta Valleau of New York City:
Thank you very much for the elephant. I realize how much it meant to you and I will take great care of it.
Special note to Eileen Moore of Levittown, PA.:
We really flipped over the “Monkees For President” sign you made for us. Thanks buckets.
MICKY, PETER, MIKE & DAVY
Special note to K.C. and A.R. of Watertown, Mass.:
Dear K.C. and A.R.,
Wow! Where did you ever find a lollipop that big? It’ll take me a year to eat it, but I will try.
That’s all there’s room for this month. If you want to write to us, either as a group or individuals, send your letters to The Monkee-Mailbox, 16 Magazine, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City 10022. Then be sure to pick up all the future issues of 16 and look for your letter and our answers.