Monday, May 19, 2008

Motor City Mania: We're mad about Monkees!

He's got a sweet way of carrying himself. When he steps by, he's light on his feet and thin of form, in his dark jeans beneath an oversized black jacket and a clever hat. His facial features? Unmistakable. That's our Monkee, Mr. Micky Dolenz.

Micky Dolenz was actually the Monkee we liked best of the four. The world (and Marcia Brady) could have Davy Jones, but Micky, with his distinctive smiling charm, was where it's at. We're delighted that, post-Monkeeville and in-between TV guest shots here and there and a fun role as Arthur on "The Tick" in the '90s, Dolenz dipped into our BRBTV world: He voiced Min and Max on the "Two-Face" two-parter of "Batman: The Animated Series." Dolenz has also done some writing and directing over the years.
Yes, there is a these days, and we do encourage you to visit it. Dolenz also keeps a MySpace page, and we have no choice but to admire a man who will put an ad for both Obama and McCain on his website (and no Hill -- even more admiration).
Besides a Monkee, this past weekend's Motor City Comic Con in Novi, Michigan -- which we're covering all week long on the BRBTV News Blog -- featured a Monkeemobile. And just like the Monkee, this Monkeemobile was authentic. It is one of the two vehicles utilized on the show, which ran from 1966 to 1968.
The fiery red beauty was purchased this past January at the well-known Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction (where John Schneider's General Lee went on the block, as well). The new owner is a Metro Detroit resident, and this is the first show where he's brought his new prize.
Congratulations, Mel! It's an amazing GTO with a front-end design that truly captivates.

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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Anonymous said...

Imagine that! A Monkee AND the car under the same roof! So how was it? said...

Something you don't see at many (or any!) of these shows, that's for sure. The car was gleaming and mint, and the Monkee was armed with a ready smile. A terrific combination!