Below is a link to my newest article for Forces Of Geek and editor Stefan Blitz. I am taking a break from FOG for a few months, so please send me off by clicking on the link below.
Mouseketeer Roll Call!
Mary Danella Espinoza…?
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For three seasons, The Mickey Mouse Club entertained America’s youth five days a week with dances, songs, special guests and more. The Mousketeers were kids that everyone could relate to, kids that seemed unpretentious and nice, kids that were approachable if run into on the street.
Back before the child performer factory of today that spits out a Zack and Cody or a Miley Cyrus with every turn of its gears, the Disney talent scouts held open auditions for a children’s variety show.
Kids (professionally-trained and those that only danced at family gatherings) were given an equal chance to become a Mouseketeer.