From the Index… The E’s and F’s – “Why The Monkees Matter”

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Easy Rider  115, 146

Ed  95,148

Ed Sullivan Show, The  121

Eden, Barbara  90

The Edge  149

Elephant Parts  155

Elliott, Mama Cass  2

Emerson, Ralph Waldo  9

Emmy Award  5-6, 19, 45-46, 52, 59, 82, 95, 97, 108, 113, 147-148

Entertainers, The  51

Equal Rights Amendment  1, 56

Evans, David  31, 47, 73, 77, 88, 98, 114, 117, 125, 132

“Eve of Destruction”  36

Evita  149


“Fairy Tale”  112

Family Ties  17

Fanfares of Love  111

Farmer’s Daughter  28, 131

Father Knows Best  26

FBI  40

Field, Sally  18

“Find The Monkees”  35, 116

Five Easy Pieces  97

Flip Wilson Show, The  69

Flippen, Ruth Brooks  18

Flipper  8

Fonda, Peter  24, 36

Fontana, D.C.  153

Fonzarelli, Arthur “The Fonz”  8, 17, 119, 128

“For What It’s Worth”  36

Foreman, Joey  75, 99

Fox, Michael J.  114

Foy, Eddie, III  123

Fraser, Elisabeth  55

Frazen, Stanley  97,

Frawley, James  20, 30, 36-37, 59, 93, 95-96, 98, 118, 148

Freberg, Stan  21

Freidan, Betty  56

Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The  8

Friends  110, 150-151

Frodis  24, 31, 33-34, 38

“Frodis Caper”  29, 31-32, 34, 48, 75, 92, 114, 117, 148

Frozen  151

Funicello, Annette  15, 21


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Why The Monkees Matter Book Signing – Book Soup, Hollywood, CA – September 19, 2016

Last night’s book signing at Book Soup was wonderful – good people, good conversation (before and after the signing). Just another example of the kind of quality positive people who have been drawn to The Monkees across generations – I even met a former head of publicity for ScreenGems who had some fun stories to tell.

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About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

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How Did The Monkees Influence You from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

A clip of an interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, author of “Why The Monkees Matter” from Zilch: A Monkee’s Podcast: Episode 48.

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SRN: 1960’s TV Censorship, The Monkees: Challenging Norms with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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For this presentation to my international colleagues at the the Screenwriting Research Network conference (held in Leeds September 7-10, 2016) (http://screenwritingresearch.com/) blended two of my talks on The Monkees in order to address the conference themes of “Screenwriting between Artistic Freedom and Norms”.

I have always felt that The Monkees television program was and is still a significant moment in American television because of the way they were “Challenging Norms” so that is the title I chose to include a bit about the way the show addressed burgeoning feminism as well as how they skirted Censorship rules by including jokes about drug use and an anti-war attitude which, through the use of the newer slang language and comedic parody.

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona. In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University. She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

For more information, visit http://rosannewelch.com/monkees


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About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

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Book Reading: Why The Monkees Matter with Dr. Rosanne Welch – Book Soup, Hollywood, Mon, Sept 19, 2016, 7pm

Join me for a reading from my latest book, “Why The Monkees Matter” at Book Soup on the beautiful Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Date:

Monday, September 19, 2016 – 7pm

Location:

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818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Who Were/Are The Monkees? from 1960’s TV Censorship and The Monkees with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (1:13)

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Who Were/Are The Monkees? from 1960's TV Censorship and The Monkees with Dr. Rosanne Welch

 

“1960s TV Censorship and The Monkees” gives a brief overview of where censorship standards were in the era – and how The Monkees pushed the envelope with its mentions of the Vietnam War – and Sunset Strip riots – and even with the outrageous storytelling behind “Frodis Caper”, the episode that celebrated the saving of an alien plant that very closely resembled a marijuana plant…  

Writer Treva Silverman said the staff got away with such jokes because the network executives were just old enough not to understand any of the references.
Presented at Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting classes on Friday, August 5, 2016

Transcript:

How many people have never heard of The Monkees? Few bodies, Ok. 1960s from ’66 when they did the pilot till 1968 they were on the air. Some people call them the original boy band. They are 4 men — actors and musicians — who were hired for a sitcom about rock and rollers in the 60’s and they also all could actually play their own instruments although there were rumors they could not and the first album other people played the instruments and they sang, but later they did everything on all their other albums. They became this huge sensation. In 1967 their albums outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. They were that huge. They played in Japan and Australia — all over the world. It was huge. And in like 2 years, it disappeared. Which happens a lot. But in 1986, which was the 20th Anniversary of the show, MTV ran a marathon of all the episodes ever and it hooked a whole new generation of people. They started a reunion concert tour that was the highest grossing tour of 1986. Above any other rock and roll band and they were 20 years older than they had been when the shows was on the air. and from that point on, every 5-6 years, they run another reunion tour, which they’re running right now since it’s the 50th Anniversary of their show. 


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About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

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How did such blatant (counter-culture) references make it on air?  Most of the writers felt that the studio and network executives had no idea what they meant. According to writer Treva Silverman the executives didn’t get the jokes, even though, “They were all wearing love beads. While they could accessorize the accessories they never got the point.”

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Adapting Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from A History of the Art of Adaptation [Video] (0:56)

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Adapting Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from A History of the Art of Adaptation

 

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Going back to how the Hays Code affected things, the same thing is going to happen to this Tennessee Williams play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” When this play is on Broadway, it’s about a rich southern family and the father is going to die and he’s going to let one of his two sons inherit all his wealth and he prefers his older son, who’s played by Paul Newman in the movie, but this son has something wrong with him. he used to play football and his football buddy just committed suicide. So, he’s really, really depressed and we never really get around to saying in the movie why he’s so depressed and his wife keeps trying to have sex with him, but he doesn’t want to and they know that if they have a baby the father will prefer giving them the money, because he wants the money to stay in the family. Right? So, she’s desperate to have sex with Paul Newman, because who isn’t really in the long run and he’s not having anything to do with it.

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Dr. Rosanne Welch (RTVF) speaks on the craft of history of film adaptations from the controversy of the silent film Birth of a Nation (protested by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1915) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (to which author Truman Capote famously said, “The only thing left from the book is the title”) to The Godfather . Naturally, the behemoth in adaptation – Harry Potter (which depended on the relationship created by adapter Steve Kloves and author J.K. Rowling) will be discussed, as will the subject of this month’s celebration: Dune.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

About Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch is a professor in the Low Residency MFA in Screenwriting Program from Stephens College, California State University, Fullerton, Mount San Antonio Community College and Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2007, she graduated with her Ph.D. in 20th Century U.S./Film History from Claremont Graduate University.  She graduated with her M.A. in 20th Century United States History from California State University, Northridge in 2004.

Welch is also a television writer/producer with credits for Beverly Hills 90210 , CBS’s Emmy winning Picket Fences and Touched By An Angel . She also writes and hosts her own podcasts on 3rdPass.media, her first one titled “Mindful(I) Media with Dr. Rosanne Welch.”

Her upcoming book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture” will be published in Fall 2016

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Kids and The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space are two books she has written. Los Angeles Times and the Journal of Screenwriting hold some of her published articles.

Dr. Rosanne Welch Web Site and Blog

Follow Dr. Welch on Twitter

Dr. Rosanne Welch on YouTube

From the Index… The D’s – “Why The Monkees Matter”

Wonder what and who I mentioned in “Why The Monkees Matter”? Check out these index entries!

“Daily Nightly”  36

Daily Show, The  113

Dana, Bill  75

“Dance, Monkees, Dance”  44, 74-75, 87, 136

Danny Kaye Show, The  27, 84

Danny Thomas Show, The  15, 21

David Letterman Show, The  135

Davis, Elias  88

Davy, the Monkee; see also Jones, Davy

Dawson’s Creek  22

Daydream Believer  3, 132, 142, 145, 149-150

Daydream Believers: The Monkee’s Story  122, 141-142

DeMieri, Dominick  130

De Ville, Paul Rinaldo  72

Dean, James  13

Dean Martin Show, The  100-101

Dee, Sandra  13

Deluise, Dom  51

Dennis the Menace  8, 105

Densmore, John  2

Denver, Bob  17

Desperate Housewives  104

Despicable Me  145

“The Devil and Peter Tork”  29-30, 34, 70, 80, 88, 93, 109, 136, 138,

Devil Wears Prada, The  66

Diamond, I.A.L.  111

Diamond, Neil  53, 150

Dick, Robert  130

Dick Van Dyke Show, The  64

Different Drum  89, 139

Dilz, Henry  124

Disney  12

Disneyland  34-35

Dixon, Ivan  68

Dolenz, George  22, 74, 121

Dolenz, Micky  2, 6-8, 15-17, 21-22, 24-27, 29, 31-42, 44-49, 52, 54-56, 59-62, 65, 68-69, 71-74, 76, 79, 81, 86-94, 96-104, 107-109, 111-112, 114-115, 117, 120-121, 123-129, 131-133, 135, 136-146, 149-156

Domino Theory 23, 39

Donahue, Troy  15

“Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth”  48, 115, 125

Dortort, David  16

Douglas, Chip  71

Douglass, Charles  103

Dream On  95

Dreesen, Tom  69

Duke, Patty  18

Dylan, Bob  41, 50

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Improv vs. scripted from An Interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, Author of “Why The Monkees Matter” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio]

A clip of an interview with Dr. Rosanne Welch, author of “Why The Monkees Matter” from Zilch: A Monkee’s Podcast: Episode 48.

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