Remembering Annette

Within a 24-hour period this week, we got the news that both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello died.  The Iron Lady and the original Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeer.  I was certain there was no connection between Elvis and Mrs. Thatcher, but I did some digging to see if there might be one between him and Annette.

Not much, really.  Just a few magazine covers they appeared on together.

Movie Life

TV Movie Screen


There were also a number of magazine covers that had a photo of Annette and a cover story about Elvis, or vice versa.

Annette Magazine Cover

 Elvis and Annette Mag Cover



There was one photo on the internet featuring Annette along with several early rockers who weren’t Elvis.

Annette and Singers

Back in 1960, Pat Boone hosted a TV show on ABC called “Coke Time.”  Here is a photo taken June 27, 1960, showing Pat and his guests Annette, Paul Anka, Bobby Darrin, and Frankie Avalon.  Pretty good line-up.

The best thing I found was the lyrics in a song from the movie Grease.  It is titled “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” sung by Stockard Channing’s character Rizzo at a slumber party.

Elvis, Elvis, let me be, keep that pelvis far from me. Just keep your cool, now you’re starting to drool.

I don’t drink or swear, I won’t rat my hair, I get ill from one cigarette. Keep your filthy paws off my silky drawers.  Would you pull that crap with Annette?

Well, if Elvis had met Annette the day the photo for this album cover was snapped, he might have thought about it.




We miss you, Annette.

Annette Montage

Annette Funicello

 Missing Annette


©  2013    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved


Thumbnail Icon

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

5 responses to “Remembering Annette

  1. The photo you have posted showing Annette with Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, and Pat Boone is from a rehearsal, but it might be for the Dick Clark caravan of stars that toured. You state that the photo is from Pat Boone’s TV show, “Coke Time”. This is incorrect. Pat Boone’s show was Pat Boone’s Chevy Showroom (1957) and singer Eddie Fisher had “Coke Time”. I have some of the Pat Boone shows, but he never had that many stars on at one time. This rehearsal photo is for some other TV show or for a promotional shot to promote a live performance (because there are several other shots from this photo sessions on the internet).

  2. Olimpia Daughtery

    Beginning in 1930, Mickey has also been featured extensively as a comic strip character. His self-titled newspaper strip, drawn primarily by Floyd Gottfredson, ran for 45 years. Mickey has also appeared in comic books and in television series such as The Mickey Mouse Club and others…*..-

    Catch you later

  3. My heart goes out to her family * RIP Annette. No more Pain !

  4. Pingback: Remembering Annette |

  5. Pingback: Remembering Annette |

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.