Re: Fandom and mice

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Fri 15 Nov 2002 - 02:29:53 GMT

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    On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 08:19 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > Well Lisa Whelchel was a Mousekeeter in the 70's

    I, fortunately or unfortunately, am of the generation of the first Mouseketeers, (and am loathe to admit of further instances), and at one point I suppose I could have named them all. I think possibly a few out of the groups in the later incarnations went on to some sort of celebrity, maybe Britney herself was one, if that was your BS reference. But, indeed, the child-star phenomenon was more entrenched and programmed by the later years, and being a Mouseketeer was more seen as a stepping stone, rather then a destination.

    The sad fact usually was that child stars got taken for a long ride, with little or no recompense.

    - Wade

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