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 2014 

 

 

the Accidental Mouseketeer
before and after the Mickey Mouse Club

New this year and updated five years to 2014, including a added chapter, more photographs, and information about our now-deceased friends Cheryl Holdrige, Don Grady, Bonnie Lynn Fields, and, in 2013, America's sweetheart, the lovely Annette Funicello.  

 

$23 personally autographed and shipped within the USA.

 

 

 

 

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THE REVIEWS!!!

Leonard Maltin:    If you grew up watching THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, as I did, you'll enjoy learning about Lonnie's show-business adventures from childhood on. He talks about early days on live and filmed television, how he was chosen to join the Club, what it was like on the set and around the Disney studio and what he's been up to ever since -- including scores of stage and television appearances." 

Amazon.com reader review:  Thank you Lonnie for sharing your story. The photos are amazing, and it was wonderful to learn about your incredible career (and life) before, during, and after your time as a Mouseketeer. I am so glad you have decided you are not in retirement yet! Anyone who enjoys Disney history or fascinating biographies should buy a copy of this book.

Sam Genneway (Samland's Disney Adventures):  "Of course, I was most interested in events and impressions related to the Mickey Mouse Club. The book goes well beyond those experiences, as it should since it represents some 60 years of performing professionally...the book gives a unique perspective on one of the most influential television shows in history." 

"RateItAll": "Burr talks about how it feels to have brought happiness to so many people of multiple generations -- since that original show ran in every decade into the 2000s.  By turns serious, funny and charming the book is a must-read for every fan of the Mickey Mouse Club, 50s and 60s TV and film and of the life of a working actor who is also an intelligent, well-educated man, unsparing of himself and -- unlike many 'show biz' memoirs -- discreet about others."

www.originalmmc.com: "This an easy book to read... After a few chapters Tristram Shandy came to my mind, though I think the author would regard Proust rather than Sterne as an exemplar. His frequent discursive asides, which always just manage to meander back to the mainstream at chapter's end, are his own unique style however, as are bawdy anecdotes...

 

 

 

The ORIGINAL memoir (2009) 

CONFESSIONS OF AN ACCIDENTAL MOUSEKETEER

AVAILABLE HERE ONLY.  

AUTOGRAPHED AND PERSONALIZED JUST FOR YOU!!!!!

Only a small handful of these are left -- and when they're gone, they're gone! 

first edition 

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You'll learn more about the original MMC and the Mouseketeers than you ever have before! 

and . . .

  • Why so many child stars have trouble as adults. 

  • What it was like to dance with Ginger Rogers in her 60s? 
  • Whether the young Elvis dyed his hair.
  • How it feels to be followed by a legend for more than 60 years? 
  • What were the favorite drinks of Sammy Davis and Hank Fonda?
  • What did Woody Allen think about Lenny Bruce? [from a conversation we had in 1963 when he was still a standup comic at the Blue Angel in NYC .]

>>>plus much more >>> 

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Selected items from my extensive Film, TV, Theatre, Radio, Commercial and Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeer Lonnie memorabilia are now up for sale at SATURDAYS TOYS through my colleague
Dave Mason.

THERE ARE unique items from my 64+ years in show business, which started before and continues long after the 1955-59 run of the MMC, whether with Ginger Rogers or Elvis or Robin Williams or Roy Rogers.  Dave has some great items of his own available, too!  Have a look!

VISIT>>>>>>>>>>> www.SaturdaysToys.com 

 

2.  

VOLUME II of my DOUBLE DVD
60+ YEARS OF MEMORIES, LAUGHS AND SURPRISES!
ONE AND A HALF HOURS LONGER
ONLY AVAILABLE HERE

Total Running Time:  4 HOURS AND 50 MINUTES 
Cost:  $ 22.00  (includes U.S. shipping and handling - inquire about other countries)


 
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Disc 1:  

60+ years of Lonnie with Elvis, Jean Claude Van Damme, Roy & Dale & Trigger, Annette Funicello and Annette O'Toole, Angela Lansbury, Buddy Ebsen, some adult Mouseketeers and plenty more. 30 film, TV and live appearances PLUS Six new pieces of film/tape including "Father Knows Best", 1955, Lonnie playing star Lon McAllister's son in his first movie "Yank In Korea" (1950). PLUS excerpts from the live, 1980 25th Anniversary show with the Mouseketeers, Mickey and friends.

NEW COMPLETE TALK SHOW >> JODIE. L.A! [Part of this is on YouTube]  PLUS Another 60 minute talk show made later - I even get a chance to discuss my poetry!

 

Disc 2-A Mouseka-glimpses of Lonnie 1955-59, over a half hour -- from boy to teen in 30 minutes!
Disc 2-B

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews, performances on many TV talk shows including The Merv Griffin Show, Mike Douglas and America Alive, Annette's 53rd birthday party, Lonnie's surprise 40th birthday roast and scads of other video pieces.

ONE NEW, POST-2007, UNUSUAL, HOUR LONG TALK SHOW IN WHICH I AM GIVEN THE MOST FREEDOM EVER TO DISCUSS MY WORK AS AN ACTOR, MOUSEKETEER AND AUTHOR - CONVERSATIONS WITH LONNIE BURR 

 

Running Time:  4 HOURS AND 50 MINUTES  [If you watch it all at one sitting, GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM, QUICK!] Cost:  $ 22.00  (includes U.S. shipping and handling - inquire about other countries)
 
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8 x 10" photographs

ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!!!!

 
3.

COLOR THEN AND NOW. . . wearing the original ears, which had a large M in the center instead of the Mickey logo. We only wore these ears for the first season. I'm sure their marketing department realized that a logo would result in higher sales.  Wonder how many have been purchased since 1956? 

 

4.   

Five Photo Composite .  .  .  With Danny Kaye in costume for "Hans Christian Andersen"; Roy Rogers on TV's "The Roy Rogers Show"; as Pegleg the pirate  in "Hook";  as Arnie the Bookie in "Lionheart" and with Annie on a Children's PLAYMATE cover Autographed and personalized at your request.

 

PRICE:  $18 each or SPECIAL DEAL both photos for $32,
including USA delivery and personalized autograph for each photo. 

 

 

NEW OFFER

 

5.   Copy of the original black and white publicity photo.

 

PRICE:  

$13.50 includes personalized autograph and USA delivery. 

 

 

 

 

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BOOKS . . . COMEDY and POETRY
6.  

TWO FOR THE  SHOW: Great 20th Century Comedy Teams
(
with 21st Century Addendum) 

                      $17.00 includes personalized autograph and USA delivery.                                           

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TWO FOR THE  SHOW:
Great 20th Century Comedy Teams
(
with 21st Century addendum) 
by Lonnie Burr

            Make your friends laugh!  Laugh yourself. 
Read some of the famous routines out loud! 
Who's on First?  WHAT?  No, WHO!!!

Comedy routines, biographies, photos, stories from and about:

Laurel & Hardy
Burns & Allen
The Marx Brothers
Abbott & Costello
Amos 'n Andy
Fibber McGee and Molly
The Three Stooges
Martin & Lewis
The Smothers Brothers
Rowan & Martin (Laugh-In)
Bob & Ray
Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Smith & Dale
Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara
Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks
Cheech & Chong

and much more!!!

copyright 2013 by Lonnie Burr


7. 

The Gravity of Finity II - poetry by Lonnie Burr         

THE GRAVITY OF FINITY II:   

         My poetry has been published in books, newspapers, magazines and literary reviews since 1968 and I have two collections.

         A limited edition (250 copies) of a selection of my poetry from the last three decades.  Each copy is  PERSONALLY SIGNED AND NUMBERED.  Most of these poems have been published and eleven have received awards, all listed in the index.

          The cost of this  limited edition collection is $15.00 INCLUDING postage and handling in the U.S.   Below are three examples of my poetry. All poems 2013 by Lonnie Burr. All rights reserved. 

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 4th Birthday, 40th Birthday

And then you realize
that it is not forever
that it is not fair
that it is not
                a ride on a pony
                a birthday cake
                a romance.


And then you realize
that you are alone
that you will die
that your dreams are
whiffs
the spider’s last web.

And then you realize
that they lied to you
(not from guile but fear)
that you must find
what truth there is
for yourself.

And then you realize
that sound and sight
fury and malaise
are but one.

And then you realize
that you must create

                a ride on a pony
                a birthday cake
                romance.

1982                 

 

 

 

 

    nuance      

 

 

        In the canebrake

        the tiger

        hot breath and lightning.

 

        Behind the door

        the woman

        cold breath

        and tears.

 

        At the handle

        the man

        breathing

        alone.                            1975

 

                                    

The Pattern Least Taken

That fifth bird from the end
            not quite in sequence
is mine to cherish.

The pinkish-orange sky
met solemnly by the rolling
gray-blue ocean crests,
frames all sight.

The matting of the hills
and horizon are transients
such as we, you and I.

The artists are the waves
            and that one lone bird.

                  Seacliff,CA - 1980

All three poems copyright 2014& Lonnie Burr

 

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