WFIL Studio remembered...

July 30, 2012 @ 3:02 PM
A friend of my website (aka Eagle) thought many of you would find this link interesting--and I agree. You will see a good many pictures and verbal descriptions of the studio we all came to know and love--but in its days of abandonment and disrepair. It is sad to think it ever got to that stage, but it is good to know it is on the Historic Register and that subsequent to these pictures there were many steps taken to re-vitalize the studio and surrounding area. Much good has come of that, but let's never forget who the studio really belongs to--and that is the dancers/regulars who went there faithfully over and over and brought happiness to millions of fans across the country. Dick Clark would want it remembered that way, I am sure. They are the ones who should be in the spotlight ... and ending on a brighter note, here's a picture of the WFIL studio in happier days--courtesy Don Gillis. I thank Eagle for the link (which I have called WFIL Studio Remembered) and Don for the studio picture in its better days----->
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AB Friendships...

July 2, 2012 @ 4:05 PM

This picture of AB Regulars Arlene Di Pietro and Frank Brancaccio was taken in December 1960. Not only were they friends but they are shown here with "man's best friend" which I believe may well have been Pat Molittieri's little dog which she wrote about quite a bit in the magazines back in the day and also fan club materials. The Regulars often got together at each other's homes and some of these pictures will fit right in with the fan club writings already on my website. This picture is courtesy Bonnie Baker's scrapbook and I will be having still more pictures from her to add very soon, so stay tuned. And another surprise is a friend of Bonnie Baker's is starting to send a series of fan club materials to me for all of you to enjoy. I
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