MONDAY MIDNIGHT MAGIC –
Yes indeed, The Keeper of the Keys is burning the midnight oil again!
For all those Pat Carpino worshipers, here finally, at long last and back by popular demand — and in high resolution to boot — is a photo from my friend John Marshall of Getty Images/ABC Archives copyright to me.
The year is 1963 and Pat is looking quite demure with his downward gaze at that hard floor. I bet he is contemplating whether or not to take a vote from all the American Bandstand Regulars and present it to Dick Clark requesting the installation of wall-to-wall carpeting. Could be possible….could be….may be possible.
Whatever the case, for all you girls whose hearts go pitter-patter for Pat, here he is in heart-racing high resolution.
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A word of caution: Please, watch that you don’t knock over Gary Stapleford who seems quite involved with his slow dance moves. Did you know that Gary did a mean South Street and was an all-round great dancer? You didn’t know? hmmmmmm
To the left you’ll see Anna Russo….and more and more on the floor. Why, it is just a banquet of Bandstand’s Best.
Thanks all you guys for stopping by, and a big special thanks to all you blog posters. Tonight my stats went through the Bandstand roof — biggest one day visits ever.
You guys are the greatest. I don’t care what anyone says!
Ciao for now….