MOUSEKETEER LONNIE'S
CLUBHOUSE

AUTUMN/WINTER 2015/2016

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW and WHAT'S NEWS!

 ON October 28 from 4-6PM PST, listen in to StusShow.com for my next conversation with Stu Shosak.

I’ll be talking about the Disney/Mouseketeer controversy that’s resulted in my being excluded from appearing with other original Mice at two MMC 60th Anniversary celebrations and the August D23 Convention Tribute to the Original Mouseketeers. This has hurt me greatly, especially since no one from Disney and none of the Mice will talk to me.  

I'll also discuss life and career before and after the MMC – from Roy Rogers to Ginger Rogers to Elvis and Robin Williams. The update of my book, The Accidental Mouseketeer (2014 through Annette’s death) will also be part of the conversation if I have anything to do with it.

Stu will be taking listeners' questions via email.

If you miss the original podcast, it will be available at stusshow.com by selecting Archives and paying 99 to access it.  In case you need a loan, I’m out of town!

 

Heading to the Little Red Schoolhouse trailer on the lot. This must have been a publicity shot since this isn't how we usually dressed for school.

 

   

INTRODUCING THE ORIGINAL "MOUSECAR"

I was NOT surprised to receive Walt’s answer to the Oscar, which is called a Mousecar (MOUSE-cur).

Created by Walt back in the Hyperion days to honor exemplary work, these were given sparingly to artists and special friends like Benny Goodman and the Sherman Brothers. Walt presented the first one in 1940 to his brother Roy Disney.  

A few of the original Mouseketeers received these in August, 2015.

 

 

This is an earlier Mickey than the one I worked with in the 50s.  Like everyone, the Mick’ changed over the years. Some think for the better, others, not so much. For one thing, his tail got fatter!

 

THE ACCIDENTAL MOUSEKETEER
MY UPDATED MEMOIR

It is now available on Kindle for $4.99 and from me in paper, personally signed to you and shipped (US only) for $23. 

I have written an entire NEW chapter and updated the whole book to 2014.

Visit the publisher's web page:
http://themeparkpress.com/accidental-mouseketeer/

for Kindle or for unsigned copy at $17.99 and shipping

In 2015 

my definitive book on team comedy will be updated from 2000 to 2014 under the new title

Great Comedy Teams: 1898 - 2015

and will also be available as a Kindle ebook or in print from my new publisher,Theme Park Press 

 

 

Hi, welcome to my Clubhouse
on the web
from 2000 to 2016!

 

   

 

Stay awhile.

Look for something NEW
every now and again.

Browse, remember,
say hello
to some old friends.

Be sure to check out Roll Call,
maybe write a note, share YOUR memories of the MMC, leave your email, and ask a question.

Or email me directly at 

lonniemmc at aoldotcom  

 

 

and speaking of memoirs and memories. . . 

 

Never Forget . . . .

Every day is Anything Can Happen Day . . .
if you work on it! 

 

1957

 

 

MOUSEKA-James Dean  

 

At age 13 in my 'cycle jacket,


levis & 'cycle boots
- only allowed at


Hollywood Professional School 


on rain days -
but I was always ready!


No license, no 'cycle
but I WAS READY!!!

 

To view my tribute to Annette, with

 additional photos, plus the

invitation and program for the

private remembrance of her life,

please visit

Remembering Annette 

Thanks to Dave Mason, Saturday's Toys, for sharing this artwork from MY107.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Things to Check Out

 LAST CHANCE - ONLY A FEW LEFT of the first edition of my memoir, available only here with a personal autograph.  Details at:
SPECIAL OFFERS AND CONTACT INFO  

While you're browsing, leave time for cartoons - now 70+ of them; the Mousekartoon link is on
Anything Can Happen Page .  

Also,  Now and Again - Writings by Lonnie Burr, a glimpse into a separate area of my life and work.   

My involvement with museums and libraries around the country is at 

My Gifts to Museums and Libraries

 or on the Anything Can Happen Page .

And, of course, other never seen before photos and items here and there.

HANGING WITH SOME FRIENDS

Two Mouseketeers* enjoying "100 Years of Magic" at WDW.

 *The late Roy Disney, Jr. who may have lost his EARS off of his world class sailboat.


 

CHIP and I are sad that DALE is missing. 

 

  

EARS WOULD NOT FIT PROPERLY FOR EITHER OF US.


 

On a backstage San Diego Zoo tour.

 

 


For your memorabilia searches, check out Dave Mason's SATURDAYS TOYS.  Dave is a great guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Disney. He has several pieces of my personal memorabilia for sale. Dave also has lots of other swell Disney, Disneyland, WDW and other items - want a check signed by Lucy? [For the young, that would be the hilarious Lucille Ball.]

  www.SaturdaysToys.com 

 

Wannabee baseball players

Shea Stadium 1983 . . .

[I am not a mouseka-knucklehead but I am preparing for my knuckle ball.]

 

  Mouseka-wannabees. . .
and why they weren't cast!

ears too pointy - fake eyebrows

no place for ears - tasteless nouveau riche gems

naughty hips - among other things

orphan annie eyes - and other things-  crossed the wrong way

beard violates disney policy - hands in pockets suspect

chops cherry trees and owns slaves!

never smiles. mass-murderer

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN PAGE

MY SCRAPBOOK

BEFORE & 
AFTER MMC

MY LIFE AS 
A MOUSE

SPECIAL OFFERS AND 
CONTACT INFO

ROLL CALL

 2015,2016 Lonnie Burr
Some photographs Disney