Catching Up With The Olsen Twins

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Drew Gooden

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Shared October 26, 2018

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Even 14 years after unofficially retiring from acting, Mary-Kate and Ashley are still two of the richest and most famous celebrities in the world. Let's take a look back at some of the most overlooked aspects of their early acting careers, including a potential scam that sounds ahead of its time and a very specific event service they helped pioneer that doesn't really seem to make sense in any time period.

This is probably the longest I've worked on a video since that Vine retrospective I made last year. Please reward my efforts by paying close attention and telling your grandparents about it when you're done.

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Resources/links:
"Mary-Kate and Ashley: Our First Video"
https://youtu.be/XRqhPt9YfTY

Mary-Kate and Ashley's "Fun Club" fan complaints
https://mary-kateandashleyfans.webs.c...
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/MaryKateA...

Sail With The Stars
http://www.sailwiththestars.com/homep...

Mary-Kate and Ashley's weird 1992 interview
https://youtu.be/6paoy2_40FY

I fell face first down the Olsen Twins rabbit hole this week and found a bunch of other stuff I thought was interesting but didn't necessarily fit into this already long video. Here's some links if you're curious:

Their manager might have been a coked-up psychopath:
https://www.aceross.com/Robert_Thorne...
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/...

A woman's strange experience with the Olsen twins on a Sail With The Stars cruise:
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/...

An article that is self-explanatory once you read the headline:
https://thinkprogress.org/the-olsen-t...

An LA Times article from 1995 documenting the surprise cancellation of 'Full House'"
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-05-2...

Jessica Simpson (yes, THAT Jessica Simpson) is also a billionaire. Go figure:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...

Comment your dad's middle name.