Flashback Friday — Teevee Time: The Monkees, feat. bespectacled Julie Newmar (a ghost post)

R.I.P., Davy Jones.


Davy Jones and Jul-Newms, The Monkees Get More Dirt Out.

This post originally appeared on April 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm.

Had a lot of dogs in the fire lately, Stanimal, but wanted to share these gorgeous caps of Jul-Newms in her guest appearance on The Monkees.

About a month ago, I thought I’d lost my specs and was going to have to get new ones and I was super-bummed, because I’ve gotten loads of compliments on my dorky, deliberately dowdy and thick black frames. I found them, but the brief transition back to my old, unobtrusive, lightweight and thin frames, and the corresponding dip in compliments and double-takes, hammered home to me how fun and harmlessly fetishistic a nice pair can be. Of glasses. Get your mind on track.

There’s a pervasive and misguided old saw that men aren’t attracted to a girl in glasses (I believe it runs, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses,” and I’ve seen it attributed to patroness Dorothy Parker, but I am not so sure it was she), which I feel is unfortunately still believed to this day.

I have not found this to be true, and I think these stills dispell that ugly myth once and for all. As the countersaying goes, “Men do make passes at girls who wear glasses — it all depends on their frame.”

So leave ’em on, ladies!

All stills from “The Monkees Get More Dirt Out,” Season 2, Episode 29, The Monkees. (Original air date April 3, 1967.) Ms. Newmar plays April Conquest, who works at the local laundromat, and with whom each of the Monkees falls in love.

In polls, questions at conventions, and weight of fan mail, the episode has been voted the most popular and favorite of the series. Get it, girl!

Edit 3/1/2012: In memoriam, extra stills of Davy and the gents.

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6 Responses to “Flashback Friday — Teevee Time: The Monkees, feat. bespectacled Julie Newmar (a ghost post)”

  1. Marisa Says:

    Yay! Thank you for this. Julie Newmar is my glamour idol, and Davy takes a large slice of my childhood with him. Thanks again.

  2. Jed Leyland Says:

    Glad to see you posting again…if only re-runs.😉

  3. Philbaby Says:

    Very glad to know you are still around. Been very worried about you.
    So great to see Julie.Thanks!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I think the actual aphorism to which you refer runs more along the lines of, “men don’t make passes at obese women who really, really smell.” Our gender’s depressingly low standards aside, I’d bet you could work a monocle if the mood took you…

  5. Michael Spurlock Says:

    The first time I saw that, I remember thinking, no woman can be that physically perfect, but she was. Wow.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    E , have you stopped blogging at this site?

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