Wednesday, March 9, 2011

THE PRINCES AND PRINCESSES OF DANCE: Up and Coming Website

THE PRINCES AND PRINCESSES OF DANCE: Up and Coming Website

Finally, Dick Clark and the Philadelphia years of American Bandstand from behind the scenes and as told by the American Bandstand dancers. Through seven years of intimate interviews and extensive research, The Princes and Princesses of Dance/The Follies of Fame chronicles the times and lives of a group of Philadelphia teenagers a half a century ago who unexpectedly grew to be famous and become household names -- the American Idols of their day – the first celebrities for celebrity sake -- on a show titled American Bandstand.  The American Bandstand dancers, nee Regulars, unaware as they may have been, introduced dance and music to a nation of a new demographic coined teenager and gave them a home away from home where they felt accepted and recognized. Return with me to the dawn of television, to a time of transition and change, to a new world, to the inauguration of an icon named Dick Clark and… the birth of rock ‘n’ roll!  

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Nice work Charles, a huge undertaking. Best of wishes with this site.