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Message Number: 64 - Monday, October 8, 2018 00:41:20 PDT
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Name:  Paul Larson
When/where did you first see the MMC? :  Really started watching in the 90's on the Disney Channel.
Favorite MMC memory?:  The dancing, music, and serials like "Spin & Marty", "Hardy Boys" and "Annette".

Greetings Lonnie.

Starting off with a thank you for your contribution as part of American cultural and television history! It amazes me that you (along with your fellow Mouseketeers) have fans that span every age group who've watched the original MMC at some point over the decades since 1955.

When I was a small kid in the 60's I watched the MMC (told to me by my mom)...but I was too young to remember. I started noticing the MMC when it was broadcast on the Disney Channel in the 90's. It was pretty entertaining. Several days ago I re-discovered the original MMC on YouTube. Looking back I can appreciate the fact that you worked hard as a kid...a very TALENTED kid (I was also an alumni of tap dancing, performances, music and acrobatics as a kid). Watching the original MMC now with fresh eyes, seeing the quality, the tightly rehearsed choreography, the jazz / swing type musical arrangements and attention to detail were impressive to say the least...realizing that few of those same standards and style could be recreated today...even by Disney. They knew what they were doing...the MMC could be enjoyed by both kids AND adults!

Back tracking: While looking at YouTube I came across videos promoting the new iteration of the MMC called "Club Mickey Mouse" with a slightly older teen cast...formatted as kind of a reality music show. It's not for broadcast TV, but kids can find it on Facebook or Instagram (since phones are thier go-to places for entertainment anyway). I watched their new Christmas video, and I wish them success...but the original MMC is hard to beat.

At the same time I also stumbled across your website...great job...lots of info and content. I will have to order your book.

Congratulations again on your accomplished life...and Thank You Lonnie for all you do!


Message Number: 63 - Friday, August 17, 2018 20:26:53 PDT
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Name:  Eric Wilson

I wanted to ask a question about an Original MMC stage prop that I bought from Disney Auctions. It is an 8' diameter, hand painted canvas on plywood sign that is foldable. Disney listed it as "an authentic artifact of the Mickey Mouse Club".

I contacted The Disney Archives and they said it may have been used for personal appearances by The Mouseketeers. By chance do you remember this sign or anything about it?


Eric Wilson


Message Number: 62 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 17:29:30 PDT
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When/where did you first see the MMC? :  First rehearsal 1955, age 11
Favorite MMC memory?:  my girlfriend Annie [the late Annette Funicello

SOMEONE HAS STOLEN the first five years of my "roll call", when fans wrote to me. I had the FIRST original Mouseketeer website and as webmaster I answered any email. My site began in 2000.

I have not read through these five years, nor do I have anyway to do anything about this ONLINE BURGLAR but if you are interested, he or she presents it as a SEPARATE listing under Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr, right after my site:

Another person with no ethics nor feelings for anyone but themselves, although not in politics, stole my site earlier this year but I managed to get it back.


Thanks for your interest in me and all of us. Succincty, the ORIGINAL 'MICKEY MOUSE CLUB' ran from 1955-59 and reran in the 1960s, '70s, '80s for five years on THE DISNEY CHANNEL, and 1997 to 2002. We were seen in about 40 countries ranging from Russia to France to Australia to Mexico etcetera and we were translated into 5 languages. The #2 version in the '70s did not do well, the later version in the late '90s into this century had more luck. The others in the far or near EAST I have no way knowing anything about!

Join my "roll call" list with your em add [email address] and you will be informed, like those already there, when my update is complete.

"We'll be friends through all the years/ Wherever we may be/ M I C/ See you real soon/ K E Y/ Why? Because we LIKE you/ M O U S E" My best, Lonnie August, 2018.


Message Number: 61 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 22:18:22 PDT
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Name:  Julie
When/where did you first see the MMC? :  1975

Lonnie, Glad to see your lost site has returned!


Message Number: 60 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 21:13:33 PDT
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Name:  Sue I.
When/where did you first see the MMC? :  In re-runs in the 60s - loved it then and now!
Favorite MMC memory?:  Awesome talented Mouseketeers!!

No real question - just a thanks for all the great memories on this website Lonnie! Loved MMC as a kid, and enjoy seeing clips from time to time. Respect and admiration to you!


Message Number: 59 - Monday, November 27, 2017 20:38:32 PDT
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Name:  Heidi Crabtree
When/where did you first see the MMC? :  1970s
Favorite MMC memory?:  Jimmie's Doddisms

Looking forward to getting your book! I was born in '65 so I watched the show when it became big again in the 70s. Even tried out for the New MMC and couldn't sing my way out of a bag. Every day I went home to watch your show, my faves were Annette, Bobby, Cheryl, and you. I kept up with the Mouseketeers through some books released in the 70s. It was awful seeing Annie and Cheryl pass away, they seemed to me and my abusive upbringing like they had fairy tale lives but had some tragedies. I have s few collectibles from the Saturdays Toys sales and cherish them, incl one of your childhood Christmas cards!

Take care! Heidi


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Message Number: 57 - Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:26:52 PDT
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Name:  Kevin McCourt

Hello Lonnie, Congrats on the latest move to Cali. Glad to see you made it out of Deliverance country in one piece. I talked to our mutual friend Charlene not long ago. She gave me the good news. Hoping you are enjoying your evenings again.


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Message Number: 55 - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 21:16:05 PDT
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Name:  Sue Braden Member Me
When/where did you first see the MMC? :  Next Door Neighbor
Favorite MMC memory?:  Arcane

Thinking of you and how you were screwed.

WGA coming up

Of course, I remember you and think you of time and again; I trust you are "hanging in" there. Thank you for remembering those who betrayed me. Losing something you have been a part of for over 60 years is unpleasant, to say the least, but the import lessens over time and CAREFUL consideration.

Do not comprehend "WGAw coming up". Have you placed/sold something?

Update your pursuits, well being and accountrement human and otherwise.