The Untold Story of Bruce Springsteen's Original Unseen "Dancing in the Dark" Music Video Now Revealed

Aug 04, 2011, 13:08 ET from The Golden Age of Music Video

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, a video surfaced online of a music video of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark", but not the iconic version directed by Brian DePalma where Courtney Cox makes her famous appearance at the end and dances with the Boss. This one is a somewhat blurry, copy-of-a-copy duplicated-tape version with Springsteen and Clarence Clemons on a soundstage, literally dancing in the dark.

So what IS this footage, where was it shot, and why has it never been seen before? Legend told of a first video of the song shot before the DePalma version, but no consensus has ever been reached on what happened, because the film never saw the light of day until now.

Now, THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC VIDEO has uncovered the true story of this first attempt at creating the "Dancing in the Dark" video, straight from the two men who helmed the original shoot: director of photography Daniel Pearl and video director Jeff Stein.

The Golden Age of Music Video blog is the best internet source for amazing stories from the greatest time in the history of music video. Written by Stephen Pitalo, a music video historian currently writing a book with interviews of more than fifty music video directors who shot iconic clips during the genre's heyday (1976-1993), the blog contains phenomenal facts and true tales not made available to the public before now.

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