DICK CLARK - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1974 - HFSID 24896
DICK CLARK He is shown smiling at a younger age, while wearing a hound's-tooth suit Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Spencer/Best wishes/Dick Clark/'74". B/w, 7½x9. In the year he
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He is shown smiling at a younger age, while wearing a hound's-tooth suit
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Spencer/Best wishes/Dick Clark/'74". B/w, 7½x9. In the year he signed this photograph, "The World's Oldest Teenager" was hosting Where the Action Is (1973-1974) and The $10,000 Pyramid (1973-1988). The previous year, he had celebrated the 20th anniversary of American Bandstand. Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (1929-2012) began his career in broadcasting as a radio disc jockey on WFIL in 1952, then took over the local Bandstand program (1956-1957), which went on national TV as American Bandstand in 1957. Clark hosted the show for 30 years (1957-1987), and, especially in the early years, exerted a great influence on the styles and musical tastes of young Americans. At the same time, Clark's strict dress code and preference for milder music helped rock music gain acceptance by parents. Clark has also hosted a number of TV specials, including his annual Rockin' New Year's Eve shows (which he missed for the first time in 32 years after he suffered a minor stroke in late 2004) and game shows, and has produced a long list of TV programs and specials. He has also promoted the American Music Awards as an alternative to the Grammys. Surface creases seen head on. Filing holes at left edge. Signature beaded but legible. Heavy mounting residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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