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    A Sidney Miller-Owned Binder of Notes Related to "The Mickey Mouse Club." ABC Television, 1955-1959. From the Estate of Sidney Miller, the director of the beloved television series, housed in a mint green cloth three-ring binder, vintage 'Mickey Mouse' label glued to the cover with typed text reading "1957 /Mickey Mouse Club - Miscl." above a penciled ownership signature of "Sid Miller," approximately 60 pages of typed notes about the original Mouseketeers including (in order of appearance in binder): Annette Funicello, Bobbie Burgess, Darlene Gillespie, Doreen Tracey, Cubby O'Brien, Karen Pendleton, Jimmy Dodd, Kevin Corcoran ["Moochie"], and Sharon Baird, documents outline the child actors' vital statistics, their likes, their accomplishments, and their talents such as Annette's which included "ballet steps under water, square dance, hula, toe tap," etc.; another page lists potential guest stars for the show including "Jackie Cooper & Son / Donald O'Connor & Daughter / Red Skelton, Peggy Lee & Daughter / Judy Garland (Sid Luft) (Liza) / Jerry Lewis & kids / Harpo Marx" and "Mickey Rooney & kids" among others; further documents are story ideas, song lyrics, or 'Walt Disney Productions Inter-Office Memos' -- one in particular a mimeographed copy of one sent to Disney himself on "January 3, 1957" breaking down the amount of fan mail each Mousekateer received the last week of November, 1956 -- Annette far in the lead with 1,992 letters! Overall, a great collection of documents from the original series that spawned numerous spin-offs for the next 40 years. Binder shows normal wear.
    Binder: 11 1/2" x 10" x 2"


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