Article from The LA Times available at latimes.com - 5/13/05
A 1960s Man-Cub Wises Up
I just wanted to be Dopey.

While all the other dwarfs clomped around Disneyland in lock step, Dopey got to dawdle and wander, hamming it up for adoring tourists especially teenage girls. When it came to the Seven Dwarfs, Dopey was the big draw.

Me? I wore tights and a loincloth, an embarrassing ensemble for a skinny 14-year-old coming of age in the turbulent 1960s.

I was Mowgli (a.k.a. Man-Cub), the wayward boy from Disney's animated classic "The Jungle Book." As one of Disneyland's characters, I hung around the park with an ape named King Louie and a bear named Baloo. Their costumes, built largely of fiberglass, were heavy and hot. The only thing heavy on me was the thick layer of cinnamon-brown makeup that Disney's costumers smeared on my face to darken my complexion.
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