- Blend of mouse and musketeer, from the Mickey Mouse ears worn by the performers. (Wiktionary)
“I knew Annette Funicello had been the biggest name Mouseketeer back in the day, later going on to have the good taste to appear with Fishbone in a beach movie.”
“I like the little wing-nut caps though, sorta reminds me of the old "Mouseketeer" caps from Disney.”
“AP - FILE - A 1955 file photo of Annette Funicello, a 'Mouseketeer' on”
“Mouseketeer" mouse ears made famous on the Mickey Mouse Club.”
“Cubby leaves Lawrence Welk just as former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess joins it as a dancer.”
“Spring 1957: Mouseketeer girls, particularly Annette Funicello, become known as much for what's, um, underneath their sweaters than for their singing and dancing.”
“More than 2 million Mouseketeer ears sell in its first three months on the air, starting a trend that would never die.”
“Curvy Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey would later tell an interviewer that executives requested she and Annette wear silly tight T-shirts under our sweaters to try and flatten us out.”
“All the guys hated the ears," Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr says in my history of The Mickey Mouse Club, Why?”
“December 1976: Former Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey shocks the world (and Disney executives in particular) with a nude pictorial in men's magazine Gallery.”
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