• IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
  • IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ
// Feb 03 2014

IMPORTANT NEWS PLEASE READ

With a heavy heart, I must inform all of you that Charles, the owner of ThePrincesandPrincessesofDance.com, and his partner Edward, have passed away. If anyone has any sort of contact information for either of them, please reach out to us ASAP at https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.contratto. The site will remain live and intact in Charles’ and Edward’s honor. Thank you for visiting our site.

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// Oct 31 2013

BANDSTAND OFF MY BACK — THE RACIAL SEGREGATION OF PHILADELPHIA AMERICAN BANDSTAND — TONY MAMMARELLA — ADDING SOME COLOR

____________________________________________ Single and/or double click the collage to enlarge. Some time ago I had the honor to be given the exclusive rights to quote from the unfinished manuscript by Tony Mammarella, producer of American Bandstand, titled Bandstand Off My Back. Here is an excerpt from The Princes and Princesses of Dance/The Follies of Fame chapter titled Black and White TV, one of the most controversial to appear in The Princes and Princesses of Dance/The Follies of Fame. You’ll

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// Oct 27 2013

American Bandstand Regular Joyce Shafer Roth Remembers

Joyce Shafer Roth Tells It Click and/or double click the above to take you to Bandstand’s est youTube channel to hear wat Joyce has to tell us. _______________________________________________ When Joyce speaks, she speaks with authority and fairness, but minces no words. An excerpt from The Princess and Princesses of Dance/The Follies of Fame~~~~~~ “There was no limit on couples that could dance in the daily contest. Each day one couple is chosen to be a semi-finalist and they are

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// Oct 19 2013

Our Very Own Videographer Massi Bertozzi Documents In The Oval Office Barack Obama

________________________________________________ Good Afternoon My Fellow Americans – Bandstanders and Bystanders - Single and/or double-click to to enlarge the collage. That is our president, Barack Obama, seated on the lower left hand corner. But you knew that already. No? From the castle of the Princes and Princesses of Dance to The White House Mansion, our very own videographer, Massi Bertozzi, was one of the chosen photojournalists to be on assignment at The White House for a recent

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// Oct 19 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THAT MAYHEM OF MASHED — FAMED AND FAVORITE PHILADELPHIA AMERICAN BANDSTAND REGULAR MARLYN BROWN KERNAN

_______________________ Saturday Salute – I’ll take that vote again but I already know the answer. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t just love that Mashed Potato National Dance Contest winner Marlyn Brown Kernan of renown? Ha! I thought there would not be a single soul show of hands. Marlyn is a dear, dear friend. I adore her. She is one of the American Bandstand Regulars who exclusively contributes to Bandstand’s Best, and has been supportive of me and my work for near

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// Oct 01 2013

Bandstand’s Best — Up For Sale

_____________________________________ On the Block– Single and/or double click on the collage to enlarge for something special. Here we have not one but all of the 16 Magazine Secret Albums/Specials. These come to you from the archives of The Princes and Princesses of Dance. In fact, I have a duplicate set of all five. How’s that grab ya? Listen up. You never know when a Bandstand bandit could break into your house and steal your most prized Bandstand valuables and sell them to some

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// Sep 25 2013

Happy 70th Birthday to American Bandstand Legend and My Dear Friend Justine Carrelli

_______________________________ The biggest and best Happy Birthday to that legend of American Bandstand, my dear friend, Justine Carrelli. May this be another great celebration with many more celebrations to come in this new decade. Welcome to the club. I have said so much about Justine over the years, but it begs repeating. She is kind, thoughtful, loyal, beautiful, damn witty and…..someone anyone would be blessed to have in their lives. So, gang, let’s all send warm greetings

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// Sep 22 2013

Remembering Philadelphia American Banddstand Regular Myrna Horowitz

_____________________________ Sunday Say It is never too late in life to form new alliances and friendships. It is never too late to remember and honor. Myrna passed away on my birthday in September 2006. I didn’t want this September to pass without a mention. Single and/or double click on the collage to enlarge. These photos were all inherited by me from Myrna’s private collection. The center photo is of Myrna and me in Studio B, the day of her interview, December 2004. And single

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// Sep 21 2013

Remembering Philadelphia American Bandstand Regular Joe Fusco

Remembering….. Ah yes, above shot of Arlene Sullivan, Terri Cellie, and Lou DeNoble taken at American Bandstand Regular Joe Fusco’s home. Single and/or double click to enlarge the photo — these personal photos only to be found in the magical kingdom of The Princes and Princesses of Dance. An Excerpt From The Princesses and Princesses of Dance/The Follies of Fame: ************ It would not be an exaggeration to say that American Bandstand Regular Joe Fusco was the venerable patriarch

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// Sep 19 2013

American Bandstand — Forget Elvis — It’s A Frani Giordano Sighting — Searching

The Coasters Searchin' __________________________________ Thursday Thrills – Single and/or double click the photo grouping to enlarge. Single and or double click the above link to see what The Coasters were looking for. Yes, oh yes, this is what was going on across the nation in the late Fifties and early Sixties. Here we have a select few of the shots taken off fans’ television screens of famed Philadelphia American Bandstand Regular Frani Giordano. These are often referred

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