This is the only known full American Bandstand show--from Christmas time 1957. Wish it were more clear, but it's worth the watch. I found a better full version at one time on a museum website and if I can find it again, I will add the link as well.
A mix of short segments of 1957 American Bandstand apparently from a subsequent years reunion show. Lots of early popular Regulars who danced on the late 50s shows. Included is a very short segment showing The Circle Dance. Also, there are some short segments of Justine and Bob dancing together and there are not too many of these anywhere.
Here are some of the American Bandstand dancers/regulars who Dick Clark interviewed at the 1961 reunion TV show. I remember so well the dander Rosalie Beltrante who is on the far right with her little boy. I am sure you will remember some of these popular ladies, so enjoy this pretty rare youtube video that I just discovered.
HERES'S A SURPRISE FOR YOU. I HAD NOT SEEN BEFORE...MAYBE YOU HAVE. AT 156 TO ABOUT 2:03 WATCH FOR ONE OF THE MOST CLOSE-UP AND CLEAREST VIDEOS OF PAT MOLITTIERI I HAVE EVER SEEN. SHE'S WEARING A CORSAGE SO MAYBE IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY? IF SO, WHAT BETTER WAY TO ENJOY YOUR DAY THAN SEEING FRANKIE AVALON SINGING DE DE DINAH.
Bob and Justine are interviewed about their days on American Bandstand. Interspersed with the interview are some rare clips of the duo dancing.
This is a very interesting video of the American Bandstand dancers where the owner of the video who sent it to youtube did take some liberties, but it is fun. This is not the song they were originally dancing to and the person has cut in more recent footage of Regulars....so enjoy it for the fun it is.
So many early American Bandstand Regulars in the audience of this show....And at the beginning what a treat to see a young Johnny Carson with Dick Clark. Here's some of the Regulars I see in the audience: Rosalie Beltrante, Nino Bambino, Ron Caponigro, the MonteCarlo sisters, Mary Beltrante--and I am sure I will recognize more each time I watch the video.
In these two performances you will find lots of Regulars in the audience, especially in the Jerry Lee Lewis segment. Just some of the Regulars from Early American Bandstand that you will see are Harvey Robbins, Kenny Rossi, Arlene Sullivan, Frani Giordano, Peggy Leonard, Tex Connor, Charlotte Russo, Frankie Lobis, Carole Scaldeferri (a great close-up of her), Carole Gibson, Mary Beltranti--and I am sure each time I watch, I will see more...
This is a good video with a number of the early AB Regulars in the audience at the Beechnut Show. There is an exceptional view of Frani around 108 to 110. She is seated next to Nick Gaeta. There are other Regulars in the seats around her....see if you can guess who they are.
Jerry Lee Lewis performing Breathless and in the audience are some early AB Regulars. Be sure to note Kenny and Arlene in this audience. I also saw Frani on the other side of the audience. I am sure you will spot others.
one of many songs played on Early American Bandstand and in this video you see a bunch of teens dancing who dance very much like the AB Regulars did and a couple of them even remind me of Arlene Sullivan and Pat Molittieri. It is obvious that they were copying Bandstand Regulars style.
This is yet another of the films of At the Hop with Danny & the Juniors on American Bandstand
This short but interesting video on youtube has popular American Bandstand Regular Bob Clayton reflecting on Dick Clark and the show. There are some short segments of dancing in which you can see Billy Cook and also Justine and Bob.
Pat Molittieri was a very popular Regular on American Bandstand out of Philly. She became involved in pursuing a singing career which was short-lived, but I am sure fun for her. Her travels included going to Hollywood and she often wrote back to friends and family about the goings on there.
The Stroll was one of the most popular dances on Early American Bandstand and in this footage you will see a lot of clips from the 1957 Christmas show but mixed in with it seems to be some footage of later footage from a reunion show once the show went to Hollywood. There are many of the 1950s popular regulars dancing to the stroll here, so enjoy.