Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 83 in a series – Greatest Teen Idol?

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Why is Jones, and not Sherman or Jackson or Cassidy, considered the greatest Teen Idol? It could be the existence of that The Brady Bunch episode, which enshrined him to the television audience as the ultimate teen idol. While other programs starring teen idols fell out of rerun favor, The Brady Bunch continued, which meant Jones kept showing up as Marcia’s dream date over and over again. 

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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30: International Fame and The Monkees : “Why The Monkees Matter” Interview with Jean Power [Video] (0:58)

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Jean Powergirl takes the host reigns and welcomes her guest Rosanne Welch, PhD to the show! They’ll be discussing Roseanne’s book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture.”

30: International Fame and The Monkees : “Why The Monkees Matter” Interview with Jean Power [Video] (0:58)

 

Transcript:

Jean: Did The Monkees have, their show, did they also ultimately have some international appeal?

Rosanne: They did and they still do. Goodness. There are, there are still fan clubs in Japan. They were huge in Japan and, in fact, after the show ended and the group actually broke up they came to a point where individually sometimes they would tour and you could go to Japan. Just huge crowds would come to them. They were pretty big in England because of Davy Jones and, of course, the funny thing was that in America they were considered sort of a secondhand Beatles, but in England, they were “The Monkees” and they were their own American pop band.

Jean: And as we discussed on a previous video that didn’t work out so well, isn’t it true that, at their zenith, The Monkees sold more records than The Rolling Stones and The Beatles at that time?

Rosanne: Yes, in 1967 they beat both their sales of both of those combined. So they were worldwide huge. and they could still tour in other countries. They’re going to go, excuse me, they just did tour in Australia and New Zealand. They toured South America at their height. It was pretty amazing. They were all over.

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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy. Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

 This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces.

Rosanne Welch, PhD has written for television (Touched by an Angel, Picket Fences) and print (Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space). In the documentary world she has written and produced Bill Clinton and the Boys Nation Class of 1963 for ABC NEWS/Nightline and consulted on PBS’s A Prince Among Slaves, the story of a prince from West Africa who was enslaved in the 1780s, freed by order of President John Quincy Adams in the 1820s and returned to his homeland.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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From The Research Vault: The Monkees still have plenty to say. by Jeff Marcus, Goldmine:  The Music Collector’s Magazine.

 
The Monkees still have plenty to say. by Jeff Marcus, Goldmine:  The Music Collector’s Magazine.
 

There’s a great scene from the sitcom “Married … With Children” that illustrates the prejudice against The Monkees perfectly.

Bud and Kelly Bundy have won a performance by the speed-metal band Anthrax in a radio contest. Square-peg neighbor Marcy Rhoades digs a tunnel to check on the kids (they are trapped in a snow storm while Al and Peg are vacationing in Sweatbucket, Fla., with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes) and eyes a group of “killers.” In learning that they are musicians, Marcy bursts with nerdy glee, “I don’t want you to think I’m un-hip. I chased The Monkees like everyone else.”

Since debuting in 1966, The Monkees, a rock group made-to-order for TV, have been fighting the “un-hip” stigma.

Forty-five years later, it looks as if The Monkees now are winning that fight. My Facebook page lit up like a Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center when I posted that I would be interviewing the four members of the group. The posts generated more responses and “likes” than anything I’ve submitted to date. A recent plea in Goldmine to induct The Monkees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was embraced with a unanimous YES!

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

 

A recording of my presentation at this year’s University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2017 conference.

Transcript:

So, I think it’s really important to teach silent films because we’re teaching the screenwriters that the visual is important. Much as I love the words more, you do have to think about how they’re shown and, of course, these are visuals that show is the emotion of the moment and I think that they are really beautiful. So, it’s fun for the students — I totally agree with Warren — to have this heritage in their life, to understand that this all came before them. That’s very, very important.

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch before presenting their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

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