Boomers Pinups of Annette Funicello - 1950's bio, movies, pictures, songs

Annette Funicello is most identified as the star of The Mickey Mouse Club tv show of the mid 1950's. Kids of the fifties put on their mouse ears, tune in to see the show, and hope that Annette will be featured to sing & dance. Later Annette co-stars with Frankie Avalon in Beach Party movies, which gets a lot of teen boys back to the beach and surfing - hoping to impress an Annette look-a-like. Annette Funicello is liked by kids and parents - with her nice manner, goodness and talent. Her records reach the pop charts and are fun to listen to - songs such as Let's Get Together and Tall Paul. Her picture is on many teenage magazine covers. We read articles about Annette in the movie magazines - scoops about dating and boys like Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian, and puppy love romance with Paul Anka. The movie magazines reveal other important subjects about Annette: like makeup (very little), family, pj parties, swimming parties, records, dancing, and her T-bird car. We also learn that Annette Funicello is just as nice off screen ---- She is America's Sweetheart.   Ahead you will find an early Bio, Songs, Movies, original and restored Pictures from a 1950's 1960's movie magazine collection. These are the same pictures (saved and restored) that were pinned up and moved around weekly on this teens bulletin board.

1950's TV: The Mickey Mouse Club

October 22, 1942

News: Annette Funicello has passed away

Annette Funicello

Utica, New York

Quote: "I won't get serious (about boys) for ages and ages--not until I'm 19 or 20!"

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Annette Funicello Early Bio:

Born in Utica, Annette grew up in Hollywood. She began dancing at five, to get over her shyness. Disney discovered her in an amateur show.

Movies, Movie list:

Movies: The Shaggy Dog(1959); Babes in Toyland (1961); Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (1962); Beach Party (1963); Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964); Muscle Beach Party (1964); Bikini Beach (1964); Pajama Party (1964); Beach Blanket Bingo (1965); The Monkey's Uncle (1965); Ski Party (1965 noncredited); How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965); Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965); Fireball 500 (1966); Thunder Alley (1967); Head (1968) ; Back to the Beach (1987).

Television highlights:

TV: The Mickey Mouse Club (series 1955-59); The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (series 1957); The New Adventures of Spin and Marty" (1958); The Horsemasters (1961); Escapade in Florence (1962) ; Lots of Luck (1985).

Annette Funicello Songs:

Most Famous Songs: Tall Paul (1959 #7), Pineapple Princess (1960 #11); Train of Love (1960 #36); O Dio Mio (1960 #10); First Name Initial (1960 #20); Talk To Me Baby (1960 #92).

1958: Voted American Bandstand's Most Promising New Female Vocalist.
1959: Paul Anka writes/records song Puppy Love for Annette.
1960: The song Talk To Me Baby is written by Paul Anka for Annette.
1995: Annette appears in the TV Biography: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story. bio update & news
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The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1959) - TV Series Cast
Annette Funicello ( Annette); Sharon Baird (Sharon); Lonnie Burr (Lonnie); Bobby Burgess (Bobby); Tommy Cole (Tommy); Darlene Gillespie (Darleen); Cheryl Holdridge (Cheryl); Robert Klosterman (Bob); Cubby O’Brien (Cubby); Doreen Tracey (Doreen); Karen Pendleton (Karen); Jimmy Dodd (Jimmy); Roy Williams (Roy); Sherry Alberoni (Sherri 1956-57); Don Grady (Don 1957-58); Paul Petersen (Paul 1955); Johnny Crawford (Johnny 1955-56); Tommy Kirk (Tommy 1955-56).

Music: Sunshine

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Annette Funicello - Choice picks

A fun CD! Includes Tall Pall, and Pineapple Princess
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3 Annette Movies on DVD - choice picks

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The Beach Movies!
A list of the beach movies Annette and Frankie Avalon acted in together and those separate, & beach movies that are available on DVD.
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