Annette Funicello

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Thrift Store Find: Art Saves!

Published March 7, 2020 by biggayhorrorfan

Rolling Stone

I first got The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll as a confirmation present from one of my uncles. For awhile I carried it with me everywhere. A day or so after that confirmation, my parents came to pick me up from some event. I had been confirmed with one of my mom’s students and he overheard some of the other kids saying that I was gay in the parking lot afterwards. He told my mother about this…and she was furious…with me.

“Why would they say that, Brian?!?” “What have you done to make them think that?!?” “Do you know how embarrassing this is for me?!? For my own student to come to me about something like this?!?” As she hammered away at me on the car ride home, I murmured soft responses back while burying myself in this book., wanting to disappear. But as I poured over epic black and white photos of Little Richard, David Bowie, a pre-fame Aretha Franklin, a pert Annette Funicello clinging to a properly attired Dick Clark… I suddenly knew that eventually everything would be okay…that the world was full of magnificence and unusual artistry and someday…it all would be mine!

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan


Music to Make Horror Movies By: Annette Funicello, “Merlin Jones”

Published February 2, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

It’s all nuts and neck bolts – and Annette! For when I’m not soaking up the rays on some frozen winter sandbar, I am chasing after goofy mad scientist types.

annette merlinLikewise, the radiant Annette Funicello’s Jennifer in 1964’s The Misadventures of Merlin Jones dreamed of conquering Tommy Kirk’s laboratory minded Merlin Jones.

In the snappy title song, she even sings about her desire to be his “Mrs. Frankenstein” proving, beyond a doubt, that you can truly find a little horror reference anywhere!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan