"Spin and Marty" was an inclusion in the "Mickey Mouse Club" show in 1955.
The setting was a perfect fantasy summer camp; a dude ranch with horses.
My crush was on Marty, the blond, boyish, effeminate outcast.
Spin was very masculine, from a poor urban family, who "spins" the lasso well. Marty was basically the femme to Spin's butch, the sissy spoiled rich kid. Gradually, Marty learns to become "one of the guys."
Other guys I've talked to mostly liked the more manly Marty. So this one is still a little embarrassing among my bear friends.
The actor, David Stollery, played several Disney roles, then went to art school and designed cars, including the 1978 Toyota Celica.
Everything was a secret in my family, including this crush of mine, so keeping this a secret was no problem.
I liked several other boyish, 1950's TV guys, including Dean Jones in "Ensign O'Toole" and Jackie Cooper in "The People’s Choice."
Bill - Eagle Rock, LA CA
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