AMERICAN BANDSTAND — JUSTINE CARRELLI AND BOB CLAYTON — THE LEGENDS TODAY IN STUDIO B PHILADELPHIA, PA — THE DOCUMENTARY BEGINS
SIMMERING SUNDAY SALUTE –
I promised a surprise and here we have it.
I returned today from an all day shooting at the American Bandstand Studio for the first filmed tour of Studio B by the American Bandstand Regulars. It was an historical moment.
Leading the brigade of American Bandstand stars were my dear friends Justine Carrelli and Bob Clayton and Eddie Kelly and Carmen Jimenez. Joining us were American Bandstand Regulars of renown — those marvels of the Mashed Potato national contest winners — Marlyn Brown and Diane Iaquinto. And my super friends Barbara Marcen and Jimmy Hudson, Bandstand’s Best from the Bob Horn days, were there to round out the Bandstand bunch.
And the list of friends would not be full if I did not include the president of The Enterprise Center, Della Clark, who joined me on camera for a chat about our ongoing work in the preservation of American Bandstand and her efforts in The Enterprise Center’s support of minority start up business endeavors, and so much more that The Enterprise Center is doing under Della’s stewardship.
Massi Bertozzi, our videographer, assisted by my personal assistant, and all around jack-of-all-trades, young Christain Carcaman, spent the day filming that hallowed hall called Studio B, the original location of American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and the American Bandstand Regulars who put 46th and Market Street on the map!
On this hot day we weren’t leaving the cool, and I catered a very nice brunch; and I brought down special pastries personally made for me by Chef Andrea Soldini of Lievito Restaurant fame.
In the ongoing days, I will be posting several stills from the filming, and we will be in editing for a couple of weeks before it will be going live on our YouTube channel, BandstandsBest, and to be announced here in the magical kingdom of The Princes and Princesses of Dance.
So for the first of many memories, above I present to you American Bandstand legends Justine Carrelli and Bob Clayton posing in front of the American Bandstand mural, and looking just fantastic.
It was a joyful occasion with lots of love and laughs. It’s always that way when the Philadelphia American Bandstand Regulars gather together. It is bond that cannot be broken.
The Bandstand bunch was abuzz with the news of the first ever sidewalk plaque honoring The American Bandstand Regulars along with Dick Clark to be unveiled this August 6th. Another first.
Single and/or double click to enlarge the photo. There will be more…..the documentary begins.
I’m out of makeup and off to bed….. It was a glorious day.
Ciao for now….