I Visit with The Monkees (Part 19)

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Author:
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published:
Volume: 3
Issue: 10
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
Pages: 10–13

Dear TiGER BEAT Readers,

So you want to know what the Monkees’ movie is all about? Well, don’t ask me, I don’t know. Don’t ask the Monkees, because they’re not even sure. We know something is happening here, Mr. Jones, but we admit we don’t know what it is.

Bits and pieces I can tell you—the movie opens with one of the Monkees committing suicide! Mike Nesmith says it’s not a comedy, but it will be funny! And there’s hardly any dialogue to the script, which director Bob Rafelson says is really a trip!

Some of the guest stars you’ll see are Annette (who tries to talk Davy out of going into the boxing ring), Sonny Liston (who beats Davy up badly in the ring), T.C. Jones (a female impersonator that gets a punch from Peter), veteran actor Victor Mature (who hits an exploding golf ball and part of the story concerns his hair) and San Francisco’s topless queen Carol Doda (who is sarcastically called Sally Silicone in the film)!

Like Bob Rafelson said, it’s really going to be a trippy film—and I can’t wait to see it!

Love, Ann


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