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Some middle-aged Justus Monkees for your Thursday.

(Pics via Al Bigley/Big Glee Archives.)

More sad news today, this time from Monkees world: Actress Arlene Martel, who starred in two episodes of the TV show (she played Madame in The Spy Who Came In From the Cool and Lorelei in Monstrous Monkee Mash) has passed away at the age of 78. The news comes from Marc Cushman, with whom Arlene had appeared to promote a series of Star Trek books written by Cushman.

You fool, it was not my kiss, but the magic necklace!

♥ R.I.P. Arlene Martel, 1936-2014. 

Micky’s giving Coco Chanel a run for her money with those sunglasses…
(Pic via the Monkees Live Almanac.)

Micky’s giving Coco Chanel a run for her money with those sunglasses…

(Pic via the Monkees Live Almanac.)

NP Proudly Presents:

Have you ever wondered just exactly which Monkees episodes are the slashiest? Or which pairings get featured the most in any given Monkees episode (or even the entire show)? Or just exactly how hard the Monkees accidentally-yet-delightfully ship themselves? Well, look no further, because we at NP are about to bring you…

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…Yes, that’s right, children: We’ll be taking you through the whole Monkees TV series and breaking down each episode* moment by slashy moment. This post series will include Most Predominant Pairing (the Monkees slash pairing that is featured most in the episode); Slashiest Monkee Moment (the slashiest moment of that particular episode); and Hotness Highlight (a screencap or gif of our favorite slash moment in the episode). 

So keep your peepers peeled for the first post in this series (all posts will contain three episodes apiece and be tagged with #monkees slash manual), and if you’re diggin’ what you’re seein’, make sure to give our posts a “like” or a reblog!

*For the purposes of this feature, we’ll be going in order of air date, rather than filming date (so basically, the order of the episodes on the DVDs). Also note that we will not be covering the Pilot episode, because, well…it’s the pilot. Just FYI.

Ever wonder what it would’ve been like if all of the Monkees were English, got lobotomies, and had their live show in the ’60s powered by the tears of children and fluffy animals? This video answers that burning question…

which of the Monkees smoked and did drugs? bluejay--way

Well, in terms of smoking, all of them except Micky partook at one point or another. Peter and Mike were mainly social cigarette (or in Mike’s case, cigar) smokers, but Davy was the one who was a habitual smoker, at least in the ’60s. Here are a few pictures of the guys smoking:

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…As for drugs, erm, well…they all did drugs, in the ’60s and beyond. The drugs the guys did in the ’60s were primarily pot and/or LSD (acid), but reportedly Mike’s drug of choice then was Ritalin (but he did smoke a lot of weed in the ’70s). There are also multiple anecdotes of the “Black Box” that was built for the Monkees on the set of the TV show so that they could smoke pot “away from the prying eyes, ears, and noses of the curious” (from Micky’s book). Micky also wrote in his book about how much pot he smoked in the ’70s, and Peter went into slightly harder drug territory and actually did cocaine briefly (but he got completely clean and quit all drugs and drinking around 1980/1981).

So hopefully that helps to answer your question. The lovely psychojello also has a gallery of a collection of pictures of the Monkees smoking (both cigarettes and other things). You can check that out HERE

…And the same thing goes for Christmas.

…And the same thing goes for Christmas.

thank-your-lucky-stars:

From a Japanese Monkees photo book. 
Via The Monkees Live Almanac. 

Davy Jones is 200% done with everyone’s shit right now…

(Pic via the Monkees Live Almanac.)

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