SATURDAY SOJOURN –
I know, I know it’s Saturday and we should not be talking about work…but I just couldn’t wait. Hmmmmmm….
As I’ve said, I love these cropped photos, and this is an original and rare one. Yummy this.
The cropped portion of the photo accompanied an article and the notation on the back reads, “Pat Gets A Job.” What is significant is the date. It is dated August 5, 1959 — two years to the date American Bandstand went national. Interesting signpost.
Now all of you American Bandstand aficionados know that Pat left Philadelphia American Bandstand in the summer of 1959, and not of her own volition; when she had done the first feature article on the American Bandstand Regulars for a popular magazine of the time called ‘Teen Magazine.
Paid employment particularly related to the show got any American Bandstand Regular the Bandstand Boot.
Now off the show, she continued her employment with California based ‘Teen Magazine with her monthly column Pat’s Party Line and co-authored two special issues: Bandstand Buddies and Bandstand Blast. At the same time she pursued a movie and recording career. She had one record written for her on the new “Teen label by Paul Anka titled The USA and she appeared as an extra in the film Where the Boys Are.
Single and/or double click on the collage to enlarge. This one is a busy bunch of Bandstand and Bandstand related documentations of that period and the events.
Enjoy your weekend wind down, and never fear, there is no winding down at Bandstand’s Best. There is always something to peak your interest — oh yes there is, there is. There really, really is….
On a sad note, I have been under the weather these few days. I must have caught a Bandstand bug wandering the archive rooms looking for interest-peaks.
But, have no fear. Remember the United States Post Office motto, “Neither rain nor sleet nor….blah blah…”
That said, if you are looking for a part time job, I’m hiring. The pay is really good…. well, actually, it isn’t that good but you can tell all your friends it is.
Ciao for now…..