By Mark Frauenfelder at 11:41 am Mon, Apr 8, 2013
Was that her best work?
Pineapple Princess is her magnum opus, in my opinion.
For the ultimate Annette Nostalgia Tribute, I recommend this multi-part Mouseketeer arc in which Annette plays a new girl in town who gets shunned by the mean girls at the local sock hop. Really!
In all honestly it’s quite cheesy, but as a sociological artifact it’s absolutely fascinating and Annette is, as always, very charming. My wife, who is a HUGE Annette Funicello fan, made me watch the entire thing over the course of a week. As someone who makes films with kids this age now, it’s very weird to see how they did it then.
The Mouseketeers had plot arcs! Who knew?
Aw shoot. I knew she had gotten MS, but she just seemed like someone who had supped from the same formula as Dick Clark – ageless. So long Annette *sad Mickey Mouse wave as I fade to black*
If you think Victor`s story is astonishing,, a month back my friends mom brought home $7851 working a thirteen hour week from there house and they’re classmate’s sister`s neighbour has done this for eight months and errned over $7851 in their spare time on there mac. the guide at this address……….. ZOO80.ℂom
Hard to believe she dropped out of the biz at age 22 – almost 50 years ago! She obviously made an impression.
Also, it’s 1965 and Mike Love grooves like a middle-age dork.
Like a monkey!
I wonder why they double-tracked her vocal in this? She was better than that. (Then it turns off at 1:17, anyway)
They always double tracked her vocals. Disney producer Tutti Camarata came up with it because of her tiny voice and called it “The Annette sound”. It was basically a half second overlap. A number of other singers followed suit.
She had a special needs child (I was the bus driver) so perhaps that’s why she dropped out of show biz.
Wow. This is so early, Mike Love isn’t even wearing a hat.
seriously, you’d think it’d be worth noting that those are the beach boys behind her.
First Ebert at 70 and now Funicello at the same age….it’s not a good week.
They can’t all be Iron Ladies.
Had such a crush as a boy. RIP
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