Posted in the Chicago Forum
#1 Jul 14, 2013
For a book on televised teen dance programs of the 1950s and early 1960s, I am interested in communicating with dancers who performed on any "Bandstand"-like TV shows in the Chicago area. I am particularly interested in hearing from African American dancers. Former djs, cameramen, or behind the scenes persons may also respond!
Since: Jun 09
#2 Jul 14, 2013
Consider changing the headline. You will get more clicks with a more specific title.
The TV cameramen in Chicago were in the electrical workers union. Try contacting the IBEW Local in Chicago, about 600 W Washington to see if any are still around. Some of the younger guys would be in their early 70's now.
Your period is just pre videotape. If you can locate a kinescope of one of your shows and scroll for credits, you can find some names to Google.
There is a Chicago Museum for Broadcasting ( the precise name escapes me at the moment) which might be a good resource for you.
Consider getting a disposable email account so people can contact you other than publicizing their name and contact information here.
Friendly warning: watch out for trolls.
#3 Jul 16, 2013
Thank you very much; very good suggestions. Julie
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