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Mary Lou Hatch, Ellen Warren, Don Brown and Stan York, all regulars on the Dave Astor Show, were from among the students from local high schools including Portland High School and Thornton Academy in Saco, who danced to popular music on the show.
The Dave Astor Show began when WGME executives invited Astor, a car salesman, to create a family show of his own design. He said he called the program For Teenagers Only because, "I considered everyone a pre-teenager, a teenager, or a post-teenager because they control what goes on in the house."
About This Item
- Title: "Dave Astor Show," Portland, April 1962
- Creation Date: 1962
- Subject Date: 1962
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 2499, Box 4/1_DA20
- Collection: Dave Astor Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Dave Astor Show
- Rock and roll dancing
- Television dance parties
- Television programs--Maine--Portland
- WCSH-TV (Television station : Portland, Me.)
- WGME (Television station : Portland, ME)
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