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“Director James Frawley framed the opening shot of Davy on the phone to include an embroidered sampler on the wall just above his right shoulder that reads, Money is the Root of all Evil. The sampler stayed in place – and in frequent shots – for the entire run of the series. Young audience members were being both visually and verbally carefully taught that their parents’ materialism would not bring them happiness.”

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“Why The Monkees Matter” Appears In McFarland’s 2016 Catalog

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From Writing Assistant to Writer from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

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“As Peter Tork has often commented in interviews, “The Monkees was the only TV show about adults that did not have a senior adult on the show. So it represented a new kind of egalitarian, ‘we’re all in this together.’ I can’t tell you how many people (have) said they had half an hour of sanity every week, and that was in front of the television watching The Monkees.”

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Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees at 50! Part I via Emmys.com [Article]

This is one of the best articles celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Monkees as a television show (my particular interest) written for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences by Herbie J. Pilato, author of (among others) Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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It’s The Monkees’ 50th Anniversary! The sixth in our series of golden television anniversaries.

When happy music met happy television. That’s The Monkees TV show in a nutshell.

Originally airing Monday nights on NBC from 1966 to 1968, later added to the ABC and CBS Saturday daytime schedule, and created by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, this ground-breaking, Emmy-winning mosaic of a “musical comedy” was an uncommon weekly half-hour hybrid of all-things media that coincided with the popularity the Beatles.

Monkee members Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones (who died February 29, 2012 of a heart attack at 66) became nearly as popular as the Beatles.

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While the British-born Beatles forever altered mainstream music history, the Monkees managed not only to change the vast TV and lyrical landscape, but added enough sparkle and delight to its horizon to cross all generations, timelines, and hemispheres. The dynamic of each Monkee’s personality also synergistically combined as one unit for the television series, as well as for the band.

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Starting a TV Career from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

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Why The Monkees Matter Book Signings – Organization and Ideas

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I have arranged for at least 2 book signings here in Los Angeles, but I am looking at other locations where interested fans can gather both here in the US and, if you can believe it, Europe!  

If you have any thoughts as to where a collection of Monkees Fans could join me for a reading and signing event, please share it here.  

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I am looking at the Palm Springs area, since I have family there, but I also have 3 trips planned that could provide for signing opportunities.  

In late July I will be in Catania, Sicily.  

In Early September, I will be attending and speaking at the SRN (Screenwriters Resource Network) Conference in Leeds, UK.

In November, i will be attending and speaking at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri.

This also gives me the possibility of a signing event in St. Louis or Kansas City, depending on my flight decisions.  

I welcome your thoughts and also any assistance in setting up a reading and book signing in your area.  

I hope to meet you in person, soon. 

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 17 in a series

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“ The phrase ‘counter-culture’ encompasses more than just an anti-war activism. In the 1960s, and therefore on The Monkees, counter-culture included anti-authority attitudes, anti-capitalist views, less conservative clothing styles, and even the introduction of Eastern philosophies into mainstream America. “

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The Books Have Arrived! – Why The Monkees Matter!

Finally, I have actual books in my hand! It still doesn’t feel quite real, but it’s a start!

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