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Annette Funicello
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:08:53 PM »
Died Monday at a California hospital, the Walt Disney Co. said.

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 05:25:54 AM »
I was too young to remember her as a mouseketeer, but I do remember this "older woman" in those movies was the first time I realized that I liked girls. Her disease made her latter years very sad. I was sorry to hear of her death.

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 06:38:56 AM »
Yeah, I think she may have been my first crush. RIP Annette

That all changed in Beach Blanket Bimbo, or whatever the name of that crap was, I moved onto Maryanne (Gilligan's Island) and Barbra Eden of I dream of Jeanie.
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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 04:59:07 PM »
I remember all of her Mouseketers and movies and she was a true star and didn't have to take her clothes off to prove it.  Quite a lady.
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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 03:31:58 PM »
She was smart, talented, and hot, but who teamed her up with Frankie?  I mean, c'mon...  Ricky Nelson was major, and he played guitar.

I keep her 'Blame It On The Bossanova' queued on youtube.  Screw the Steve & Edie version.

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 04:13:23 PM »
She was smart, talented, and hot, but who teamed her up with Frankie?  I mean, c'mon...  Ricky Nelson was major, and he played guitar.

I keep her 'Blame It On The Bossanova' queued on youtube.  Screw the Steve & Edie version.

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 05:08:13 PM »

Boy does that ever bring back memories of a far better day it the US.
God send me back....
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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 09:05:42 AM »
Thanks for posting...  aahhh, yeah.   I carry her/those days with me like they never left.  I think that's what Heaven is.  You can re-live it through yourself and through anyone else who shares their moments...

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 09:00:31 AM »
Yeah, I think she may have been my first crush. RIP Annette

That all changed in Beach Blanket Bimbo, or whatever the name of that crap was, I moved onto Maryanne (Gilligan's Island) and Barbra Eden of I dream of Jeanie.

Annette was the likable but chaste neighbor in the frumpy beach get-up. A hair more daring in wardrobe than Hayley Mills or other Disney slaves, but not as instantly likable as Sally Field ("They really like me!")...even in a nun's costume. Sandra Dee (the other Gidget) also had her fans, but frankly looked better in a swimsuit.

Now, one of television's greatest enduring debates, in three words.....

Ginger...or Maryann?


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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013, 09:43:48 AM »
Annette was the likable but chaste neighbor in the frumpy beach get-up. A hair more daring in wardrobe than Hayley Mills or other Disney slaves, but not as instantly likable as Sally Field ("They really like me!")...even in a nun's costume. Sandra Dee (the other Gidget) also had her fans, but frankly looked better in a swimsuit.

Now, one of television's greatest enduring debates, in three words.....

Ginger...or Maryann?
Had a ton of Gingers in my life, it was the Maryann's that made me who I am today.
Give me an energetic woman over a shallow, self centered bimbo any day.

I now have a Maryann, and life is wonderful.
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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 06:00:33 PM »
Had a ton of Gingers in my life, it was the Maryann's that made me who I am today.
Give me an energetic woman over a shallow, self centered bimbo any day.

I now have a Maryann, and life is wonderful.

 :biggrin:  What you have, you shallow self-centered bimbo, is the rock of your existence.

One man, one woman? You and I are only one man, but in both our cases it's not just one woman, it's WHAT a woman.

Now ask her what happened to my drinking mug.  :ttoung:

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Re: Annette Funicello
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2013, 03:33:35 PM »
Now, one of television's greatest enduring debates, in three words.....

Ginger...or Maryann?

I dunno, I was into Euro-goddesses by the time that show arrived, so there was no appeal there. 

Tuesday Weld was still on my radar-screen though.  -Making Denver Hollywood's luckiest beatnik. 

 

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