Tiger Talk

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TiGER BEAT Magazine,
1800 N. Highland,
Hollywood, California 90028

I felt I just had to write and tell you how very much we have enjoyed reading your last few issues of TiGER BEAT and Monkee Spectacular. I hope your readers feel the same as we the Jones family do.

The story in your May issue, “Davy Remembers His Mother” was especially nice.

Once again, thanks for all the magazines that have been sent. We all look forward to future issues.

Hazel Wilkinson
Lancashire, England

Peter Tork is the most beautiful person in the whole world. Please write more articles and put more pictures of him in your magazine!

Wanda E.
Richmond, Va.

In response to the letter saying, Dino had lost his cool because he dated older girls and also because of his statement saying girls his own age bore him, I cannot understand why everyone is so upset.

Isn’t it only natural that the son of a big movie star who has been exposed to older people all his life would prefer the company of older girls? Wouldn’t you find it boring to date someone your own age if you were in his situation? Mentally Dino is a very mature adult, and he looks for girls with the same maturity.

I know Dino respects all girls, young or old, ugly or pretty, skinny or fat, just because he is the handsome, warm, humorous person he is, looking for something special in everyone.

Don’t worry, Dino. You haven’t lost your cool!

Devoted Dino Fan

I think the Monkees are getting too popular too fast. If they don’t watch it they are going to fall and they’ll fall too low to get back up!

When you open up a teen magazine all you see are things on the Monkees. Fans get fed up to their necks reading the same stuff and seeing the same pictures over and over.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Monkees. But I’m afraid they’ll go too far and just collapse! This is just a warning: Slow down, I love you!

Rhonda Robbins
Madison, Ind.

Through the Monkees I have learned the true meaning of peace, love and happiness. I have also discovered how useless hate, selfishness and ignorance towards others is. These things I have learned through their records, magazines and their show. Thank you!

Monkee Fan
London, Ont. Canada

I was just reading a description of Micky, and it says he has “medium thin lips.” Well, I just started taking flute lessons, and to play the flute you need thin lips. Micky, we need another flute player in our band. Would you like to join?

Petoskey, Mich.

After I saw those adorable Cowsills in concert in Buffalo, I had to write to you to say how neat they all are!

I got Bill’s autograph, and my girlfriend actually kissed Beautiful Barry!

Rosey Schwab
Buffalo, N.Y.

Like most Monkee fans, I never thought I would get to meet any of the Monkees, but a few weeks ago my friends and I did! Peter Tork was working in the RCA Victor Recording Studios in Hollywood. We knew he was in there and waited three hours in the rain for him.

When he finally did come out, it was after seven straight hours of working. Although very tired, Peter still took time to sign autographs and to talk. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met!

Marcie Pogue
Whittier, Calif.

Who said taking the Monkees TV show off the air is such a bad idea? Here are some advantages:

  1. You won’t have to do your homework in front of the TV set and worry about missing Davy’s face when it appears.
  2. You won’t have to sing your heart out and get laryngitis.
  3. You won’t get up-tight when someone walks in front of the set while Micky is doing his impression of James Cagney.
  4. You won’t have to turn the sound up over your father’s loud voice while Peter is playing the harp.
  5. You won’t have to worry about babysitting kids on Monday night who don’t watch the Monkees.
  6. You won’t have to worry about arguing with your father when he wants to watch some other TV show.
  7. You and your friends won’t have to argue about the colors of Mike’s groovy clothes.
  8. You will be able to watch all the specials your teacher doesn’t want you to miss on Mondays.
  9. You will be able to watch Gunsmoke with your father.
  10. You won’t have to write about the advantages of taking the Monkees off the air.

Nashua, N.H.

The other day when we watched the Monkees on TV, the set got fuzzy and the sound went off! So my father came to the rescue and fixed it, but then the picture went off completely!

My sister and I sat there screaming until he finally stayed behind the TV set holding the little button until the show was over! He must either like the Monkees or hate to hear us scream!

Donna Morris
Madison, Ohio

I am disappointed in Davy’s action at the Grammy Awards. Saying that he hoped Victor Lundberg wouldn’t win the award was immature, in bad taste, and just plain stupid!

Sure, he has freedom of speech, but that was not the time or the place to use it. I’m sure he could have found a better time to express his opinion.

I hope that incident taught Davy a lesson!

Mary Willardsen
Denver, Colo.

I was shocked to hear how fans attacked Mark Lindsay at the premiere of “How I Won the War.” Mark has given us his time, talents and knowledge, and to repay him like that is disgusting!

One of these days the fans are going to find no more Mark Lindsay to love, because he will have had his fill of rude fans. And those fans involved in the free-for-all should be ashamed of their conduct towards Mark! Not only did it ruin his evening, but it probably bruised him up too. Be careful!

Jo Anne Mercy
San Fernando, Calif,

I have just finished reading the article you wrote on Billy Hinsche, calling him the “forgotten star” of Dino, Desi and Billy. Anyone that says Billy is forgotten has got to be cracked! At least Billy’s hair is always combed while Dino’s flies around.

Whatever gave Billy the idea that he wasn’t handsome? If he thinks he isn’t good-looking he should see what I look like!

What I am trying to put across to all of you is that Billy is not forgotten by me and probably by many others. He’s the coolest!

Billy Lover
Ontario, Canada

I wish that you would keep Sajid Khan out of TiGER BEAT. He is the worst actor around. You are just wasting your time printing stories and pictures on him. If you want me to be a steady reader, keep Sajid OUT!

Sajid Hater
Vancouver, B.C.

I’m mad about Sajid Khan! I want to read and know more about him! I crack up whenever I see him, especially his eyes!

Sajid’s Mad Lover
Arlington, Tex.

I have a kitten who is two months old. Every time I have my collection of colored Sajid pictures out, she comes up and starts playing with them. She carries them around the house in her mouth!

I think I have the only kitten in the world who loves Sajid!

A Fan
Vancouver, Can.

I want to thank you very, very much for your article telling the truth about Peter’s marriage. I have always been a fan of Peter’s and I thought the story was overflowing with truth and sincerity. It was beautiful. Thank you so much!

Charlyce Friday
Chesterton, Ind.

I just got my new Monkee album and it’s outasite except for the back cover! I hate whoever designed it! They have a lot of nerve, putting Mike’s picture upside down, with printing all over it! And on top of that, using someone else’s signature on it!

I wish they’d quit treating Mike as low man on the totem pole! He’s lots better than all the other Monkees!

Becky Kuhn
Tiffin, Ohio

Please tell me where I can write to Len Whiting. I think he’s the grooviest thing in the world!

Menlo Park, Calif.

Write to Len C/O Paramount Pictures, 5451 Marathon St., Hollywood, California 90038.

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Editor: Ann Moses
Volume: 3
Issue: 13
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Company
Pages: 6, 9