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2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 12:36PM #11
farragut
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"American "culture" today isn't a whole lot better..."


 


So true. I avoid most  of it.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 3:14PM #12
mytmouse57
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New Year's Eve will never be the same.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 3:20PM #13
Girlchristian
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Apr 19, 2012 -- 3:14PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


New Year's Eve will never be the same.





Hasn't been the same since he had his stroke, was just kind of sad.

"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible." George Chakiris

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 3:29PM #14
DotNotInOz
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Bandstand featured black artists somewhat before doing so became the norm on American tv. Clark was notable for not making a big deal out of their being black people either. They were presented as talented people deserving of a following.


That's more significant in my memories of him than how long he hosted the New Year's Eve thing.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 6:44PM #15
IreneAdler
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Apr 19, 2012 -- 12:25PM, Merope wrote:


Apr 18, 2012 -- 10:10PM, Do_unto_others wrote:


Confirm or deny: Was Clark the model for Corny Collins in John Waters' Hairspray?



Good question :-)  Not sure.  I'll have to do some checking.  It's been a long time since I saw Hairspray.






 


According to Wikipedia, The Corny Collins show was based on The Buddy Deane Show which was based on Bandstand. It was local in Philadelphia:


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairspray_(1988_film)


 


The Buddy Deane Show:


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buddy_Deane_Sh...


So I would fathom that Corny Collins was based on Buddy Deane.


 Irene.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2012 - 11:56AM #16
BDboy
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End of an era.....

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 12:33AM #17
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