What recently married member of what top pop group has his local draft board breathing down his neck? If they classify him 1-A, he says he will take his Mrs. and split for either Canada or Switzerland. “I’m not idealistic,” he unashamedly admits, “I’m a coward. I don’t want to die!” . . . DAVY JONES still feels a bit bitter towards Screen Gems, who wouldn’t allow him to do the role of the “Artful Dodger” in Columbia’s English production of Oliver!. Seems that the “Artful Dodger” stole the show—and, gee, it could’ve been DAVY! . . . In November, all of the MONKEES showed up in NYC for a fantastic gala formal party to celebrate the premiere of their movie Head. The party was more hippie than teeny-bopper . . . PEGGY LIPTON’s not-so-secret boy friend is her record producer LOU ADLER. LOU also produced the Mamas & The Papas.
MICHAEL COLE has a tatoo [sic] (a rose and a cross) on his upper right arm . . . If you can’t get enough of C.C. COURTNEY on NBC-TV’s The Doctors—fear not! Right now, C.C. is in a recording studio and by early 1969, he will have released his first single record . . . Didja know that Star-Trek’s WILLIAM SHATNER and Brides’ ROBERT BROWN co-starred in a TV pilot two years ago called Colossus? The show bombed—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be resurrected, now that both these guys are so popular . . . BOBBY SHERMAN and the rest of the Brides boys rushed off their Screen Gems set recently to visit costar JOAN BLONDELL, who had been hospitalized for a day after a fall. Don’t panic, keedies, itzOK—JOAN was back on the set the next day . . . Hope you caught luvable LOU RAWLS in his first big acting role, when he appeared as “Joshua Watson” in ABC-TV’s Big Valley segment.
A movie called Recess is coming your way soon, so watch carefully for it—cos it’s got about ten super groovy-looking brand new guys in it. Here are just four of them—DROUT MILLER, CHARLES BRUMMITT, MICHAEL PATTON and CHRISTOPHER WINES . . . Didja catch that surprise appearance DESI ARNAZ, JR. made on his dad’s show The Mothers-In-Law in October?! . . . Congrats to the UNION GAP on their three gold records for Woman, Woman, Young Girl and Lady Willpower. Over You, no doubt, will be their fourth goldie . . . Almost the whole THOMAS family showed up in guest appearances on MARLO’s ABC-TV series That Girl. In the segment called My Sister’s Keeper, TONY plays the brother of a nun, DANNY plays a priest, and TERRE plays the nun . . . When MARY HOPKIN was in NYC to do the Ed Sullivan Show, she popped by 16’s offices (“Right now, I don’t know what my next single is—the decisions regarding me are in the hands of PAUL MCCARTNEY,” quoth she), and then rushed on to catch DONOVAN’s sell-out Carnegie Hall concert.