Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3828 - This afternoon I was running errands when I was 'tagged' on Facebook by my wife, Tina LoSasso.
Her tag was about the fact that Annette Funicello had passed away earlier this morning. Tina was mentioning Annette just recently, as I had sold a lot of my Annette Funicello collection before we got married. I had to downsize my collections as we moved into her smaller condo when we first got married almost twelve years ago.
Anyways... Tina had always wondered why I had an Annette Funicello collection...
Well, it had to do with the fact that Annette was on the original 'Mickey Mouse Club' when she was only twelve. Then she went on to do Disney serials, and on to do the Beach Party musicals with Frankie Avalon. Of course she was on the front cover of comics also! As seen at the top right of this blog post, she was in Zorro, the TV Show and the comic book.
I also enjoyed listening to her 45s and LPs. I had almost a complete collection of her recordings at one time...
Also her books, photos, etc.
She was one of a few females whose stuff I collected... But hers was the biggest collection I had of female stars.
I wish I could post a link to the comic books that she was in, but there doesn't seem to be one. Here's a Google link for 'Annette Funicello' +'Comic Books'.
Here is her Discography, for those of you wondering how much she recorded:
Here is her Filmography:
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
I for one am a little shocked at her passing... I just blogged the passing of two others last week here in this blog, and mentioned a third person on my Facebook Fan Page.
My condolences to her family and friends.
Thank you, Annette, for what you did during your lifetime... You were a good person to idolize and emulate. BTW, It was due to your Skippy commercials in the 1980s that I changed peanut butter brands!
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