The exhibit, which will run through Labor Day (9/3/18,) includes personal property and items such as personal letters, awards, jewelry, wardrobe, dolls, games, props, original movie posters, and even a signed pair of Mouseketeer ears. "It is hard to believe that it has been almost 65 years since Annette
Funicello, the break out child star and most celebrated of the Mouseketeers, became a household name. Disney's "ANNETTE" TV serials premiered 60 years ago on Feb 11th, and was a predecessor to the "movie of the week'. Its phenomenal success and popularity among children and adults alike launched a genre that would eventually be called the mini-series," suggests President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan. "Although there have been many TV series that became successful using a celebrities full name in the title, including Dinah Shore, Dick Van Dyke, Patty Duke, Doris Day and even "Shirley Temple's Storybook," - young Annette Funicello was really the first TV star to do so on the strength of only a first name."