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The Holy Trinity: Shindig, Hullabaloo, and "Action"

Fifties Cosmetics Influenced by Hollywood

 Winky Dink and You

BEATLEMANIA!

Granny and Glassless

Coloring Books

Jefferson Airplane

The Mamas and The Papas

Along the Trail with Wagon Train and Rawhide

The Wild Wild West 

The Rolling Stones

The Doors

The Rifleman

Fury

The Monterey Pop Festival of 1967

Woodstock: The Concert of all Concerts

Jan and Dean

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

Pink Princess Phone

Vivian Vance: America’s Favorite Female Sidekick

Connie Francis

The Chantels

Ford Edsel

The Real McCoys

Life in the 1950’s

Jackie Wilson

Them! - A Drive-In Classic

Dad’s Woodie – The Classic Surf Mobile

James Dean –  A 1950’s Icon and Legend

Leave it to Beaver – The ideal family show

I Love Lucy – The most popular 1950’s sitcom

Soft Drink Signs and the Busy Bee

Smoke

The 50's, Trivial or Not?

Timeless Laughter

The Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The Spice of Life

Rural Telephones

Tinker Toys

Roy Orbison

Ray Charles

Teen Idols - Fad or Fashion

The Everly Brothers

When There Was Nothing Personal About Computers

My Obsession

1960 Music - A Summary

Gee, Who Wrote That? -
The Composers, Part 1

Hippies Life

The Sexual Revolution

Sputnik and the Race for Space

Really Big Shews to Fill

A Girl's Life?

It's Snappy, It's Catchy and It's for Sale

Colorforms: Stick-on Fun

Potato Power:

Spotlight On..... 1960 Music

He's So Dreamy! - Teen Idols, Circa 1960-1963

Waiting for Dustin Hoffman

Jimi Hendrix

Lights, Camera, 50's!

Fashion - Stiletto Heels

Ladies Handbags: 1950 to 1965

Dawn Of A Remarkable Era - The Music Part One

Dawn Of A Remarkable Era - The Music Part Two

The Serling Zone

The Mouse That Roared

Learning An Important Moral Lesson With The Beaver

Postage Stamps of the Fifties and Sixties

Robby the Robot

The Birth of the TV Dinner

LIFE

Bond - James Bond

I Love Desi

A Page-Turning Decade

Etiquette - 50's Style

Sex Sells - Playboy

This... Is Journalism

Montgomery Clift

Mom Goes On The Line

My Life as a Hippie

Lost Innocence

The Care and Maintenance of A Beehive

"Good Eee-vening"

Fifties TV Remote Control

The Pain of Beautiful Hair

 

 

 


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Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight? Gum in the 50s and 60s involved so many rules. We were not allowed to chew it at school. Dial M For Murder: The Classic Stage Mystery This Hitchcock classic came upon the silver screen in 1954. Starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and ...
My Favorite Classic Movie and TV Clichés A western hero never takes more than one canteen into even the driest deserts. After dispatching the last .... My Sweet Jacket Inanimate objects do take on a sentimental glow of nostalgic yearning sometimes. There are clothing items from ...... 
Old Movies and Nostalgia: The Good Old Days Weren’t Quite So Hot. Why do old movies make us cry? Are we very sure we are simply not just seated next to someone..... Casablanca: A Classic As Time Goes By. A stellar cast headed by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Paul Henried hallmarks. 
Roy Campanella – 
A 1950’s Baseball Great
Great baseball catchers who can both hit and play superb defense come along rarely. One of the best was Roy Campanella. 
Trackdown – An Adult Television Western in the 1950’s One of the many television westerns of the 1950’s was Trackdown. It is largely forgotten today, but it was one ...... 
From Bromo-Seltzer to Fizzies In the early days of radio, people recognized Bromo-Seltzer by its rhythmic imitation of a train .... Bingo! To me, it was the family business and the place where I had my first job. It was how my dad was able... 
Mr. Wizard died recently. I remember watching Don Herbert on NBC in the 1950’s. I was a teen and thinking of studying laboratory science at a university. ... Bubblegum Music as a subset of pop came to light in the mid to late 1960s. Spawned by the infectious, bouncy melodies of pop precursors like ....
The Half a Hankie Movie Going to the movies with my parents was pretty embarrassing. It was like living in Dorkland. The Marshmallow in the 1950's  In 1950’s and 60’s, for Americans, the marshmallow had seemed to became the ....
The Life of Riley A number of early television programs were series carried over from radio and/or movies. One of these was the situation comedy The Life of Riley.  Laredo – A Western with Humor The western was much less prevalent on television by the middle 1960’s, with only a few long-running classics .... 
Maynard G. Krebs, Mainstream Media’s First Beatnik Until The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis came along in September of 1959, there were no TV shows ...... Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop In 1952, Shari Lewis and her puppetry won first prize on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts television show..... 
One ADAM-12, One ADAM-12! The dispatcher’s opening remarks to Officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed were a beckon to action on the streets of Los Angeles ..... West Coast Jazz – Its Own Sound It was, in the 50’s and 60’s…and still is, to those who choose to dig out old records or modern reissues on ....
Marlon Brando: One of the Most Renowned Actors of All Time His seemingly reckless but well calculated style is timeless and emulated to this day..... Sidney Poitier: A Man Who Broke Through Hollywood’s Barriers It is believed that Pointier was instrumental in getting Hollywood to offer ......
A Haircut at TV Mulvey's In the mid-1950's, the men in our town had a choice of two barbers. They could get in and out quickly at Felix the Barber's, or they could ..... The 1950’s Songs of Eartha Kitt In 1952, Eartha Kitt appeared in a Broadway show called, ‘New Faces,’ The show featured songs like ....... 
The Afro, also known as the natural, became more than a hairstyle or fashion trend but a political statement that allowed black people to express their cultural and historical identity. Vietnam Slang When Vietnam vets returned home from the war, they introduced terminology and slang that was commonplace within the military into the ....
The Outer Limits: Science Fiction TV at its Best When one thinks of spooky 1950/1960 television shows several series come to mind. Among the best are ..... Jack Lemmon – American Movie Great Jack Lemmon was without a doubt one of America’s most talented actors, and many of his greatest movies were ....
Men's Hair Styles In the Fifties Men's hairstyles were eclectic in the 1950’s, often inspired by movie stars like James Dean, Troy Donahue, and Elvis Presley.... Beeline – Fashion and Fun Beatrice F. Birginal had a knack for mixing-and-matching clothes and she and her husband H. Edison Birginal were ...
DIRNDLE SKIRTS OF THE 1950’s During spring, fall and summer, we wore dirndle skirts in high school in the 1950’s. Spelled “dirndl” today, they were .... Mike Hammer: Call Him What you Will except Unforgettable "I don’t want to arrest anyone. I just want to shoot somebody." 1950’s classic ....
WE WORE PEDAL PUSHERS In high school and in my early 20’s, all my friends and I wore pedal pushers. Along with Capri Pants, which were introduced in 1949 ... Goodbye, Columbus The new cinema of the 1960's led to the frequent portrayal of a new type of leading man, an anti-hero if you will- an ethnic, .... 
Snap, Crackle, Pop and Pow: Little Known Facts about Rice Krispies If you grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons or just television on a regular .... Mike Landis – Still Doing it His Way Mike Landis has done things his way most of his life. For 65 years, this roughed cowboy has stepped into a pair of .... 
Daniel Boone, Television Style A number of legendary figures from history have been depicted in television programs. One of them was Daniel Boone.  Early Television and the Anthology Drama Anthology dramas were prominent among early television. These weekly series featured stories ...
Classic Movies of the 1950s’ “The Great Locomotive Chase” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” were both released in 1956, and are well worth seeing again and .... Ode to the Martini With equal parts gin and dry white vermouth, no other alcoholic drink has had the sophistication and the mystique that surrounds ..... 
In 1957, Patsy Cline sang “Walkin’ After Midnight” on the Arthur Godfrey talent program, and launched her amazing singing ......  California during the 1950s and 1960s The effects of WWII influenced the social and economic shifts that took ......
Harvey Phillip Spector: famous to infamous in a flash Born to a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York, Harvey Phillip Spector, better known as Phil Spector has been very ... JIM REEVES In 1959, Jim Reeves made his greatest hit, “He’ll Have To Go,” and earned a platinum record. His smooth and rich baritone voice was .....
Childhood Fun with Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head was invented by George Lerner in the late 1940’s. Lerner’s idea of a toy made up of plastic face parts that could ....  East Side/West Side – A Gritty 1960’s Drama While the 1960’s were a tumultuous time in the United States, most of the television fare of the era ...
Not Just Poodle Skirts and Ponytails The most common mental picture of 1950’s fashions has to be the poodle skirt and the ponytail. What About the Weekly ‘Do? All of my life I have observed a phenomenon of hair. For generations, women in my ...  
Hairstyles Worn in the Sixties  Hair, what’s a woman to do without it? Why is hair important to a woman, and even to some men? Not all men consider their own hair .... When Food Became Fast! McDonald Brothers revolutionize burger biz after automobile innovator. In 1954, a salesman named Ray Kroc was .....
Ebbets Fields' Last Summer in the Sun. Classic baseball stadium gets one World Series victory in '55 before being destroyed in '57. TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF Born out of a humanitarian response to the desperate needs of children in Europe who ...
Checkmate: 1960 Crime Preventers  Crime and detective series have long been a popular staple on television. An interesting program in this genre was Checkmate.  Lawman  A number of Warner Brothers produced westerns ran on television during the 1950s and early 1960’s. Among the more famous were Maverick and Cheyenne.
Hairstyles of the 50s When one thinks of the hairstyles of the 50s, it is usually the ponytail that comes to mind. The hair was pulled back, secured at the base of .... I remember the hula hoop. When I was little, my sister and I used to take turns twirling a hula hoop around our waists, doing a spectacularly bad job .... 
What we wore during the 50s Nothing characterizes the 50s better than the poodle skirt. The poodle skirt was a swing skirt with a poodle appliqué or some other .... Independent Record Labels In conjunction with regional sounds, many "indie" record labels came to prominence during this decade. Some .....
Released in 1964, A Hard Day's Night came along on a wave of Beatlemania that swept through both Europe and the United States. The film itself lacked a .... The radio soap opera The Guiding Light made its television debut on January 1953, airing fifteen minutes, making what would become the first ....
Lucille Ball and Her TV Sitcoms after I Love Lucy Without a doubt I Love Lucy is one of the true sitcom classics of television. Remembering “Mama” One of the popular television programs from 1949 to early 1957 was Mama (I Remember Mama) 
Trick or Treat! Halloween - Fifties Style The excitement was uncontrollable. We had made our best attempts all day in school to focus on our arithmetic, ....  Barbie, Oh Barbie Barbie is Mattel Inc.’s most popular, best selling toy by a long shot. The fashion Doll was created and designed by Ruth Handler .... 
There Goes Summer The first night I spent under canvas was on the banks of the River Derwent near Dalt Wood in Borrowdale, my favorite Lakeland valley which lies .... Fats Domino was born in 1928 to a family in New Orleans, Louisiana. His first spoken language was French, but spoke English fluently as well.
Memories of a '55 Chevy I got my first car in 1965 – a '55 Chevy Bel Air, green and white. It had belonged to a neighbor man who'd died, and my parents thought ......  Hamburger University got its humble start in the basement of a McDonald's restaurant in Elk Grove Village, IL - not far from my childhood home. The first ...
M Squad - A Forgotten Television Crime Series A number of fine television series from the 1950’s and 1960’s are now largely forgotten. It Takes a Thief – Television at its Best Crime and espionage have always been a popular subject in movies .....
Jimi Hendrix: Master of the Stratocaster One of the most pioneering and influential artists in the progression of American music was James Marshall Hendrix.  Nancy Drew – Teen Sleuth When I was a child in the late '50s, early '60s, the top row of my bookshelf  was filled with Nancy Drew books. Oh, how ..... 
Regional Sounds You could say that Detroit's Motown Sound (The city also had a thriving rock sound that included Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes, .... The Mills Brothers were a very popular group with teenagers and adults of the 50’s. I remember listening to them on the radio after school, and I bought .... 
The Yo-Yo Guy Before Organized Playtime, or The President's Physical Fitness Program, there was just plain recess. Our elementary school held grades .... My Secret Love If I could have a time machine I would go back to that Friday night in September of 1959 after the River Rivals football game. It was ...
In 1961 the first police-themed sitcom came to television. Its name was Car 54, Where Are You? Running on NBC for 60 one half-hour episodes, this black and ...... Tales of Wells Fargo was a popular television western that ran on NBC from 1957 to 1962. Dale Robertson starred as Wells Fargo Agent Jim Hardie. 
THE MOOG SYNTHESIZER In 1955, RCA produced the first modern synthesizer, but it was Moog who created the first subtractive synthesizer to use a keyboard as ... Always Sunny – Gale Zoe Garnett She made her singing debut in 1960 and won a Best Folk Recording Grammy in
1964 for the upbeat song ....
1950s Science Fiction films The 1950s was a time of contradiction. Americans were alternately optimistic in the post-war economic boom and paranoid .....  Chelsea Apartments 
It was an imposing and encompassing structure that served as my home in the Chelsea area of Manhattan .... 
The Microwave Oven The Amana Radarange debuted in Chicago in 1967 as "a product that would forever change how Americans .... The Birth of the Island of Surtsey - 1963 - 1967 On November 8, 1963, about 130 meters below sea level, off the coast of Iceland.
Several television programs came to the United States from England in the latter 1950’s and 1960’s. Perhaps the first was The Adventures of Robin Hood Zorro is a name synonymous with the term “super hero”. First appearing in a 1919 pulp magazine short story by author Johnston McCulley ....
A Hot Day at the Fair In August, 1962, my friend Cindy and I spent the day at the annual county fair. Although she lived next door, she'd spent the night at my .... The Ink Spots were very popular when I went to high school and then college in the 1950’s. They started singing together in 1934, but their ....
Restaurants of the 1950’s: Fast Food is Born It was during the early 1950’s that The National Restaurant Association endorsed a new type of dinner called the ... Ol’ Betsy In the early 1950’s, a new car was still a luxury for most families, and the arrival of the new model year was a true event, heralded for weeks ....
Mr. Terrific ABC's wildly successful batman show in 1966 created a Bat-mania across the US and led the other networks to develop their own superhero offerings. The Spotnicks While youngsters in England and America in 1959 were listening to hits such as Forty Miles of Bad Road by Duane Eddy and ...
Record Condition – My Less than Perfect Collection Today, when I want to hear music, I can go to my computer, go to my music ... Acquanetta: The B-Rated Venezuelan Volcano Film buffs with knowledge of B-Movies of old might recognize the name ....
Sixties Package Tours The concept of a concert featuring just one group or artist was a rare phenomenon in the early sixties in England. Classic Gear of the 50’s and 60’s It wasn’t just the classic guitars of the 50’s and 60’s which helped to shape the sounds of rock’n’roll.
Highway Patrol was a very popular television series from 1955 to 1959. The program’s popularity continued after its end, with it being shown in reruns for many years. Daktari is a Swahili word for “doctor”, but the male doctor depicted on the program was not your ordinary doctor. Instead, he was an American veterinarian ...
WEDDING DRESSES OF THE 50’s The tea length wedding dress was very popular in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s. Captain Nice The success of Batman on the ABC television network in 1966 created a Bat-craze across the country.....
Pirate Radio The burst of pop music that exploded in England in the early sixties revealed the scarcity of radio stations catering for the youth .... The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band One group stands out among the craziness of the 1960’s.  In an era of rock ’n ’roll excesses, ...
Without a doubt one of the greatest American actors of all time has to be James Stewart. And many of his greatest performances were in films released during .... Few new westerns series were coming to television by the late 1960’s. However, one western that did acquire a loyal following was The Guns of Will Sonnett.
MICKY DOLENZ AS THE CIRCUS BOY Many people remember Micky Dolenz as the drum playing lead singing fun maker from the late sixties sensation, the Monkees First teaching job: 1959 Even before I had a college diploma, I was hired to teach a fourth-grade class in a suburb of El Paso, Texas. 
The Zombies were one of those 60s groups that never fulfilled its potential. Darlings of the critics and even flirting with hit status, the Zombies suffered from a lack of ... Life on the farm during the early '50's While we were probably lucky to live on a farm during the early '50's, my four brothers and I did not always ...
The Kingston Trio played at the Cracked Pot, a college club, in 1957 and quickly became a hit group. Formed by three guys just out of college, in Palo Alto, California, ... 1950’s Love Songs by Nat King Cole He recorded a string of love songs in the 1950’s, with hits that included Mona Lisa, and Too Young. Here are some ....
Livingston and Evans and the Sound Track of the 50’s and 60’s. As a small child, one of my earliest and fondest memories was finally being able to play the .... Popular Cigarette Slogans of the 1950’s. In the 1950’s, slogans became a way for cigarette companies to distinguish themselves. For example, ...
The Green Hornet and his sidekick, Kato, made their first appearances on radio in 1936. In fact, they were created and developed by George W. Trendle ... Gale Storm was an actress and singer who appeared in many movies as well in two successful 1950 television series. Her first TV series was My Little Margie. ...
Rice-A-Roni - The San Francisco Treat! But did you know that Rice-A-Roni became a brand name in the 1950’s; 1958 to be exact. Here is a brief overview of the ... Instant Tea: From England to 1950’s America Is a teabag just a tea bag? In the case of Lipton Instant tea it is a tale of showmanship, a clever slogan, ...
Hazel the Know-it-all Housekeeper was a hit in its very first television season in 1961 ranking number 4 in the TV ratings. Grace Kelly: From Actress to Princess Actually Grace Kelly started out as a fashion model. She then acted in a number of ...
1960's Rhythm & Blues came of age during the 1960's, when such popular sounds coming from Motown, Stax/Volt Atlantic Records and various points all across the U.S. Haunting, ethereal, and spooky in all the right ways, "Carnival of Souls" captures the themes of alienation, loneliness, and sexual hysteria to ....
During the 1950s and 1960s, William Holden was named one of the Top 10 Stars of the Year six times and won a number of awards for his acting abilities. In 1963, the highest grossing film of the year was Cleopatra, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cleopatra tells the story of the Queen of Egypt of the same ...
The Sweater We Had To Have. In the large metropolitan high school I attended in the early 1950’s, there was only one sweater girls just had to wear: raglan sleeve cashmere. Always A Coat and Hat. I can’t remember my father ever going to work at his dentist’s office in Seattle without a coat and hat. All the men wore them in the 50’s,
1955-56 Chrysler 300 Among the Big-Three automakers of the early 1950s, none was considered duller than utra-conservative Chrysler Corporation. Pantsuits (“City Pants”) and St. Laurent In 1968, the trouser or pantsuit, after tentative efforts over the previous seasons to secure a foothold in fashion, ...
Television featured a number of situation comedies with families as the focus during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the longer running ones was The Donna Reed Show. For the first two seasons Laramie was in black and white. Then it switched over to color, becoming one of the first series featuring the color NBC Peacock.
3-D Movies and the 1950’s As the popularity of television grew in the early 1950’s the motion picture industry found itself losing customers. To regain viewers movie.... A Comic Strip Becomes a TV Sitcom Dennis the Menace first appeared in U.S. newspapers on March 12, 1951. Created by Hank Ketcham, the comic strip ....
In 1957, I felt very cool for a young woman of ten, and after Carl Perkins and Elvis came out with the hit, Blue Suede Shoes I knew I had to have a pair..... Feel Good Music Could there possibly be any better music than that of the 50’s and 60’s? I know that each generation has their own opinion of the ....
Wood Boats of the 50’S and 60’S In the 1950’s and 60’s the pleasure boats in the waters around Seattle, Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington, were made of ... Friday Night Was Amami Night The first radios in the UK were known as wirelesses and I still inadvertently use the expression from time to time.
December Bride and Pete and Gladys – Two Forgotten TV Comedies December Bride was a comedy that ran for five seasons on CBS. Beginning its run in 1954 the.... Widowed Fathers in TV Programs of the 1950’s and 1960’s There were a number of television programs in the 1950’s and 1960’s which revolved ....
BOYCE AND HART Nearly everyone remembers The Monkees from the '60s- the TV show, Monkeemania, Davy Jones and all, but few understand the genius ... Handbags For Men Before the late '60s, the only men who used to carry handbags, in a sense, were natives of New Guinea, mailmen, doctors, ...
1963-67 Corvette Stingray Ten years after its 1953 introduction, Chevrolet's plastic-bodied Corvette sports car had been through it all. Amid the context of the sexually conservative 1950's, Alfred Kinsey stood out as a maverick, a savior, or the devil ...
Gidget – In 1965 an 18 year-old Sally Field made her national acting debut with the ABC television comedy Gidget. Based upon the character from a 1957 novel and then ... Science Fiction Television in the 1960’s The name Irwin Allen often brings to mind movies like The Lost World (1960) The Poseidon Adventure (1972) ...
The Photo Revolution The popular camera was made out of plastic, had a simple lens, an undefined shutter speed and undefined lens aperture setting. The Instrumentals Many rock critics and historians have viewed this genre as a novelty, but I and many others disagree: the instrumental may not be the ....
Renegade painter Jackson Pollock single-handedly pioneered the frenzied, drippy style of freeform painting that has ever since stood as the public's dominant image of 1950's The Summer of 1968 At 16, I was eager to be part of the elite group working at the small Midwestern theme park. I didn't mind wearing the Kelly green ...
The Invaders: A Short-lived but Good 1960’s Sci-Fi Series. A number of science fiction television series hit the airways in the 60's. Wanted: Dead or Alive – Starring Steve McQueen Westerns were big on television in the 1950’s. One forgotten by many...
Dixie Cups In New England in the 1950s, the Hoods brand of ice cream and milk products were everywhere. If our parents showed up for Open House, and our ..... DOWNHILL SKIING IN THE 50’s  I slowly tightened my grip on the tow rope and let it pull me uphill to the top of the ski run. I reminded myself not to ...
In the 1960's, spy movies were very popular, with one of the most popular being Dr. No, the first movie in the James Bond, 007 series. One of the most popular actresses of the 1950's and 1960's was Audrey Hepburn. She was in countless movies during ...
A Couple of TV Programs Featuring Bachelor Fathers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, however there were also a couple that featured never married fathers, .... The High Chaparral: Western Drama in the Arizona Territory In the middle to late 1960’s westerns were declining number as television medium. .....
Foreign Songs From the late 1950's throughout the '60's decade, the American public has had a "soft spot" for this genre, even if the song's ... Television and the Unmarried Career Woman The Mary Tyler Moore Show of the 1970’s is often pointed to as groundbreaking .....
Tupperware Page after page of 1950s advertisements portrayed American women as homemakers, equipped with the latest domestic gadgets, freed .... 1965-66 Ford Mustang Since its introduction, the Ford Mustang has remained one of the most enduring symbols of the exciting style and .....
In 1960, author Scott O’Dell,  wrote and published one of the most popular children’s books of all time - Island of the Blue Dolphins In 1967, Disney created yet another full-length animated film, this one was called The Jungle Book
The GI Bill The 1950s were a period of economic growth and general prosperity that's been rivaled by few other times in America's history. Considered by most ..., Education in India in the 50s and 60s The colleges offering graduate level education were usually situated at districts. Hence students from villages ...
One of the all-time great comics has to be Jack Benny. Before television he worked his craft on vaudeville, in film and on the radio. After a television special in 1949 he.. The F.B.I. - A Classic Crime Drama Crime and police dramas have been popular on television for a long time. One of the longest running series was The F.B.I.
Bossa Nova, Baby! The Bossa Nova (means "the new beat" or "new way") is a style of Brazilian music that was first heard in the late 1950's ... Janet Leigh made history when she screamed in the shower in the movie, “Psycho,” in 1960. She spent seven days filming, ...
THE WHIRL-SKIRTED GLAMOUR DRESS Growing up as a small-town teenager in the 1960's, there wasn't a lot a girl could do – especially one with pink eyeglasses... 1957-58 Plymouth Fury Among Chrysler Corporation's conservative offerings in the early 1950s, few were more plain and practical than those of the ....
The 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird America in the 1950s was crazy for sports cars. Whether because of a fresh exposure to all things European during WWII, ... The Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 Psychedelic Christianity. Christianity expressed through popular music is ....
Directed and produced by Lewis Milestone, a classic movie from 1960 was the heist film Ocean’s Eleven The film was not immediately .... The name Kirk Douglas rings familiar in most Americans’ ears. Born in 1916, this American actor and producer has a ...
Naked City – A Television Drama Classic Several of the best television programs of the 1950’s and 1960’s are today largely forgotten..... A Soap Opera Comes to 1960’s Nighttime TV The first successful nighttime soap didn’t air until 1964 when Peyton Place came to ABC.
White Dress and White Shoes I worked for thirty-five years as a registered Medical Technologist, in hospital laboratories and clinics. The Critters Some careers of 1960s rock and roll artists were cut short by the draft and the Vietnam War.
The Walker Brothers While the United States was enjoying the influx of England's finest during the British Invasion of the early 1960’s. The American Breed Out of the 1960s Chicago sound that spawned The Buckinghams, and The New Colony Six, came ....
In the early 1960’s television traveled the U.S. and Route 66 through the dramatic series Route 66. The hour long program ... Flipper the dolphin came to NBC television in 1964 for a three year 88 episode run. A family friendly 30 minute ...
Originally a 1930s cartoon, The Addams Family became a popular sitcom in the mid-1960s and remains an interesting pop culture icon today. Inspired by the 1950s show, The Honeymooners, The Flintstones joined the ABC primetime lineup for six years from 1960 to 1966.
Oasis Park - A 50-year-old Oasis in the Desert Oasis Park is now 50 years old and has become eligible for historic status. Wearing Bloomers in School
Gym Uniforms of the 50s and 60s. One requirement in most schools that existed...
TOP 40 AM RADIO (and its DJ's) The disc jockey (also called "DJ" or "deejay". This term was first used to ... FM RADIO From the late 1950s through the 1960s, Top 40 AM radio ruled (The format often acted as a barometer ....
Four Exotic and Hip P.I. Programs In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s four similar Warner Brothers private eye ... Comic Books of My Youth Growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s one of my favorite ways to relax ....
Since the creation of the first Matchbox Vehicles in 1952, the popularity of these miniature toys have been enjoyed by countless youngsters. Teen Magazines were (and still are) aimed at teenage readers and usually consisted of gossip, news, fashion tips, interviews, and ....
From 1957 to 1963, audiences everywhere were captivated by the sitcom Leave it to Beaver. Originally aired on CBS, the show was ... Born September 30, 1924, Truman Capote was an American literary genius, most famous for his 1965 “nonfiction novel” In Cold Blood.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: A Comedy Masterpiece A number of notable comedies graced television in the early 50's. Western Drifter Heroes: Cheyenne, Sugarfoot and Bronco The 1950’s and early 1960’s was the heyday of the television western.
MONEY TO BURN It was 1962 and my husband and I and our two children at the time were headed to Florida ... Standing On The Corner It doesn’t seem that long ago when, in 1963, a group of teenagers ....
GOING TO A GO-GO Sometimes they wore short fringed, tasseled dresses or mini-skirts, sometimes bikinis or .... KITTY & TYRONE The escapade was triggered off during a Saturday night dance at Burnley Empress ...
The Early History of the President's Council on Physical Fitness - The Eisenhower Years The Early History of the President's Council on Physical Fitness - The Kennedy Years
Danny Thomas and A Great Early Sitcom Danny Thomas was one of the true creative forces in television ..... The Big Valley – Western in a Big Setting Television’s love affair with the western was waning in the latter 1960’s, but ...
Lawrence of Arabia, featuring actor Peter O’Toole, became an Academy-award winning movie. Written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson, .... Known as the “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen was one of Hollywood’s leading actors of the 1960s. He had a reputation for being hard ....
Dolls of the Fifties Dolls have been a favorite of little girls since the dawn of time. Even when a child’s family......  The Lone Ranger was one of the earliest television westerns. The program began in 1949 and ran for 221 episodes, ending ...
Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians was a full-length animated film first released on January 15, 1961. Project Apollo: A promising future created in the 1960’s. In 1961, President John Kennedy .....
What it cost in 1954 With a recent Associated Press Report on January 7, 2007 of a man receiving a letter .... Good Old Movies The paddleball kept moving toward me, seemingly from directly out of the movie screen, but never....
Death Valley Days was one of the longest running programs in television history. However, before the Old ... Set in the Prohibition era of the late 1920’s and early 1930’s The Untouchables became a hit television program in 1959.....
The Holy Trinity: Shindig, Hullabaloo, and "Action" Shindig was the first and a first prime-time rock music show that live performances ..... Primary and Secondary Education in my Father’s time My father lived in a village in India. During that time, education up to post graduation ...
Fifties Cosmetics Influenced by Hollywood Hollywood has always influenced America’s beauty and fashion ideals. The 1950’s were .... Rocky Marciano: “The Brockton Blockbuster” Rocky Marciano clenched the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship on September 23, 1952 by ...
An all-time favorite, the Dick Van Dyke Show was a great television comedy show that depicted the wholesome perception or idea of the... I Dream of Jeannie was a popular show in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Of course, by the time I started watching it on a regular...
CBS premiered the program Winky Dink and You on Saturday October 10th, 1953 at 10 am. BEATLEMANIA! Within nine days during the Beatles' first visit, Americans had bought more than 2 million Beatles ....
Peter Gunn: Late 1950’s Television Noir Take a Blake Edwards creation, add the music of Henry Mancini and his ... Richard Diamond, Private Detective Several programs moved successfully from radio to television during the 1950’s.
The Beverly Hillbillies made its debut in 1962 and lasted almost a full decade. The show is one of the most popular.. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Although it was in reruns by the time I was old...
One of the most loved comedies of the 1950’s (and perhaps of all time) was without a doubt The Phil Silvers Show John Wayne: Icon One of the most bankable movie stars during the 1950’s and 1960’s had to be “The Duke”, John Wayne.
Granny and Glassless were two short-lived fads of the 1960s for the eyes. Contrary to the name, granny glasses.. The 1960s are widely considered the "golden age" of Coloring Books; virtually thousands of subjects ...
Jefferson Airplane was a 1960’s band that embraced the whole “hippie” or flower child concept of the late 1960’s. The Mamas and The Papas were a California singing group in the 1960’s that focused on harmony with a pop-folk style.
Combat! 1960’s Television at its Gritty Best Running from October 1962 to March 1967, Combat was perhaps television’s best war... The Virginian – A Television Classic The Virginian was the first of the TV westerns to run 90 minutes in length. Beginning in September ...
Music styles in the 1960’s The 1960’s was a trying and constant time of change in America. Race, women, and... The Grateful Dead were a 1960’s psychedelic band that were famous for their live performances, in fact, the band...
Mary Quant - Fashion Designer of the 1960s; her best-known creation was the mini-skirt. (accounts vary on who... The Defenders: A Legal Drama Classic More than two decades before L. A. Law and Law .....
A Knight in the Old West Paladin was the main character on the half hour western Have Gun - Will Travel. Played by... Bill Cullen: Master Game Show Host  Actually however, this master game show host and panelist began in radio in his...
The Thin Craze of the 1960’s started a slew of fads, fashions, and styles very much different from the 1950’s. The Munsters TV Show Reruns are a good thing, if it hadn’t been for reruns I would have never been aware of .....
Scoptione - The Visual Jukebox Today we take music videos on MTV and VH1 for granted. But did you know... The Left Banke Michael Brown was only 16 when he wrote the group's signature tune, "Walk Away, Renee," a song ...
The Wildwoods – A Modern Day Tribute to the 1950’s it is a place that embraces the 1950’s.... The “Why’s” of Joe’s and Marilyn’s Ending He loved when his wife was at home. When home, she ....
Duck and Cover During the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, a safety drill ... Modes of transport in India in the 50s and 60s In villages and small towns, bullock-carts were used as a means of ...
The Andy Griffith Show is one of my all-time favorite television shows. Because of it's immense popularity it is now... Gilligan’s Island: The Story of Seven Castaways one of the most popular television sitcoms ever. The Gilligan's Island TV ...
A Couple of Far Out 60’s Sitcoms Two of the farthest out had to be Mister Ed and My Favorite Martian....... Your Show of Shows –  An Early TV Classic on American television was Your Show of Shows........
Classic Guitars of the 50’s and 60’s The 1950’s was the decade that saw the birth of rock ’n roll, transistor radios ... VIDAL SASSOON Probably the most influential hair stylist of the 1960s was Vidal Sassoon. His creations included the ....
The 1950’s and Six Hall of Fame Baseball Outfielders All were later inducted into the Hall of Fame. The players and... Burke’s Law: A Mystery Comedy Combo Beginning in September of 1963, Burke’s Law was one of the campiest mystery..
The Good and Bad of Motown Records Motown was a very popular music recording company that helped many... Marvin Gaye – Silky Soul Singer His voice was silky smooth full of passion, emotion, and plenty of soul. He contributed ...
The Singing Cowboys Two television series of the 1950’s featured singing cowboys. The Gene Autry Show and The Roy Rogers Show. Military Sitcom’s of the 1960’s The 1960’s saw the production of several situation comedies that revolved around the U.S. Military.
African-American influence in Rock and Roll. Little Richard was telling the truth when he said he is the King of... Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. She remains one of the most prominent and important figures in rock and roll.
Along the Trail with Wagon Train and Rawhide The Western was king during television’s 1950’s and early.... The Wild Wild West: Where Western Meets SciFi Spy The mid-1960’s brought a number of secret agent/spy shows to TV.
Jax Slacks This clothing line was very popular during the mid-1960s (but was around since the '50s), particularly the slacks. Psychedelic Moods: A Psychedelic Classic Courtesy of The Deep "Take A Trip – Freak Out – Blow Your Mind”
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young This group is one of the more popular folk rock groups of the 1960’s and early 1970’s,... The Who were considered to be one of the original punk and hard rock bands alongside the Kinks, and one of the greatest ...
Two Television Dog Classics Coming to TV in 1954 were two programs where the main hero was a dog. A Comedy/Variety Classic – The Red Skelton Show was one of the longest running variety shows of all time.
The Moscow Mule The cocktail that jump-started the American vodka vogue. Guitar Heroes There’s no particular order in this list and there is no reflection on their ...
Joni Mitchell is a very talented artist with a folk background mixed with ... Stevie Wonder was known as a wonder child when he hit it big in the music industry....
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