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American Bandstand: 30 Years of Footage Available Online

American BandstandTonight, Dick Clark and the long-running American Bandstand series will be honored at the Daytime Emmy Awards. Bandstand’s no longer on the air but footage from 30 years of the show is available online.

Dick Clark Prods. has digitized the archived footage of American Bandstand, American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, So You Think You Can Dance, The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show, and other programs in the company’s extensive library.

The clips will soon be available to browse, preview, and license online via a new website. “By digitizing our vast library, we are now able to provide an updated archive service for both traditional and nontraditional forms of entertainment and news for commercial purposes,” said Orly Adelson, president of Dick Clark Prods.

Footage of Bandstand was used extensively in the American Dreams dramatic series that ran for three seasons on NBC. The series was co-produced by Dick Clark Prods and seasons two and three have yet to be released on DVD because of music licensing.

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Mark Sipes August 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I wondered if you have footage from 1958 or 1959 American bandstand filmed in New Haven?


tisa June 30, 2010 at 6:31 am

please dont take the show off. Not everyone wants to see reality shows all day long. You took GL off and now this. Proctor & Gamble you are getting awful.


Herb Finn June 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I also read it will include the “American Bandstand” spin-off WHERE THE ACTION IS. It’s safe to assume that the follow up to WTAI, “Happenin'” Will also be included.

It would be nice if they published a list of what shows/episode exist and are missing so fans can help them locate the lost shows like the British fans have been helping the BBC locate missing episodes and segments of “Top of The Pops”


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