Annette Funicello: America's Sweetheartbuy ebook for $9.99
Annette Funicello was the "it girl” of a much more innocent time.
As a member of Disney’s Mouseketeers in the classic children's television show The Mickey Mouse Club, as a pop singing star of non-threatening or controversial pop music, and helping to usher in a new era of teen-friendly movie high jinks with the Beach Party movies, Annette literally defined four decades of pop culture during her time in the spotlight.
But it was not always an easy ride.
Annette would be the first to admit that she had grown up "a sheltered child." Consequently when reality did strike, she was not always up to the task of dealing with it.
Annette Funicello: America'sSweetheart looks at the life and career of Annette from all angles, all sides, the ups and downs. Stories that are supported by exclusive interviews with fellow performers Carl Gardner (of the group The Coasters), Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon, Tommy Sands and songwriter Richard Sherman. Annette has told her story before. But it has never been told this way.