Micky’s Wild Hawaiian Holiday Articles April 1968 Tiger Beat Micky’s Wild Hawaiian Holiday Magazine: Tiger Beat Editor: Ralph Benner Published: April 1968 Volume: 3 Issue: 8 Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co. Pages: 10–12 In January Micky, Sammy, Chip Douglas, their good friend and Monkee photog, Henry Diltz, took off for a week of relaxing in Hawii [sic]. They spent most of their time reading, sleeping, resting. Chip Douglas’ parents invited the four of them to stay at their home, in the background, which sits right on the beach. They loved this and could be free from fan scenes for a few days. Micky almost forgot he was a Monkee until Chip’s neighbors asked for autographs, though Mick never minds this. [Above], Micky enjoys some exotic native food at his favorite restaurant called the “Seaview Inn.” The restaurant is run by several little Japanese women and the whole gang got to be good friends and they had a ball each time they would visit. Micky and Sammy celebrated New Year’s Eve at a party at Cyrus’ home. Cyrus used to be in the MFQ with Chip and Henry. About 11 o’clock, everyone starts setting off firecrackers, so they all watched the flashing lights until midnight. Cyrus’ house sits high on a hill so they could watch all the festivities in the city below. Swimming, skin diving and lying on the beach took up most of their daytime hours. During this week Micky really got to see a different Hawaii than the tourists and he really fell in love with the islands. He hopes to return. For part of the week they all stayed at a sugarcane plantation as the guests of the owner. While there they also visited a pineapple plantation. You can see Micky in the pineapple field, above. Micky says trip to Hawaii was best holiday he’s ever had!