THE EARLY FASHIONISTAS...

July 31, 2011 @ 3:49 AM
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. The teenagers all over America today follow "fashionistas" on the WEB, but 1950s teenagers followed the fashion trends often set by the Regulars who danced on American Bandstand and who would definitely be considered "fashionistas" of their time. In the first pictures here, we have lovely Carole Scaldeferri who was probably the most fashion conscious of all the dancers on American Bandstand. Next to her picture is a similar dress from a late 1950s Lana Lobell catalog. Below we have Regulars Pat Molittieri and Arlene Sullivan in their pert shirtwaist dresses, a.k.a. skirtdresses ...

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I WON, I WON...

July 26, 2011 @ 1:26 PM

The 1957 Isetta BMW video by me below (though brief and not professional) was taken at an auto show at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, California on Sunday June 13, 2010. I couldn't believe my good fortune to see this rather rare automobile like Kenny Rossi and Arlene Sullivan won in a dance contest on American Bandstand (see lead picture). So I grabbed my pocket camera and started shooting. It's not high quality video, but it's fun to see this.

I am sure we fans of Early American Bandstand have great memories we can share of the various dance contests--who entered, who won, the prizes awarded, etc. The dance contests always drew some of the largest TV audiences for the show. In reading the magazines for that time, I have often run ...

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DREXELBROOK ~ as relates to American Bandstand's History

July 24, 2011 @ 4:41 AM
Many who viewed American Bandstand in the late 50s/early 60s will recall parties that were held at Drexelbrook's ice skating rink and the swimming pool. I ran across an interesting article on the WEB wherein the author gave credit to the vintage Drexelbrook pictures in the AB Tribute of my website. Here's just one of the Drexelbrook pictures at my website: .

I thought I would share the gentleman's link with you--to give you a bit more history of Drexelbrook. History of Drexelbrook.

Dick Clark and his first wife lived at the Drexelbrook Apartments with their young son Dickie and there is a set of Edward R. Murrow interviews on DVD - one of which shows Dick Clark and his wife at home at their Drexelbrook apartments. It's lots of ...

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YOUR FAVORITE AMERICAN BANDSTAND DANCE

July 19, 2011 @ 10:53 PM

 
Here you see very popular American Bandstand Regular Arlene Sullivan showing Dick Clark a dance step. In my opinion she is showing him one of the steps to the very popular STROLL and I think that is borne out by one of the pictures further down the page...so be sure to click on the "read more" !

If I had to pick just one dance that I really liked to watch the most it would have to be the JITTERBUG as danced by Pat Molittieri or Carole Scaldeferri~~Pat because of her energetic hop-like steps and Carole for the cute little skip steps and the push that she did.

And if you talk about the WALTZ, well Justine and Bob immediately come to mind as they slow danced across our 1950s TV screens~~dancing as ...

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