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  • 1950s
    How to be a good wife according to a 1954 textbook
    The high school son of the Sex and Relationships Examiner recently came home from a long day and asked his mom what was for dinner. When she said nothing, that she’d been busy working all day, the 17-year-old boy began to recite a photocopy...
  • Chubby Checker
    Danny & the Juniors, the Dovells to reunite on latest PBS 'My Music' special
    Chubby Checker will host "My Music: '50s and '60s Party Songs," which will air on PBS nationally beginning May 31, producer TJ Lubinsky announced this week. (Check local listings.) Two highlights of the special will be reunions...
  • Hot rods, antique cars. motorcycles, monster trucks to roll in Springfield, Mo.
    Hot rods, antique cars, motorcycles, monster trucks to roll in Springfield, Mo.
    April, May and June aren't just about showers and flowers – at least not in Springfield, Mo. The three “Motorhead Months,” as they’re called there, are about fast and loud rides, historical vehicles and everything else...
  • Drive-In Cinema
    Enter a Fifties Drive-In Time Warp at the NY Hall of Science in October
    Step into a time warp at the New York Hall of Science via a visit to a multimedia installation called “Empire Drive-In”. Artists Jeff Stark, Todd Chandler and their team of conceptualists have reconstructed a nostalgic trip back to the...
  • Elvis Presley
    Top 10 songs from the 1950s
    In the fifties, Americans had disposable income for the first time in nearly three decades. Additionally, teenagers and young people had money to spend. Businesses began to court young consumers with products including music. Most pop music in the...
  • Fear and Desire
    With 'Fear and Desire,' an iconic director's career starts in spurts
    When Fear and Desire was released in 1953, it probably would have just slipped away quietly with little response. It had little-known actors, a war storyline, and a filmmaker on his first full-length assignment.It would have been ignored, had the...
  • Baby Boomers were born into an exciting time
    The baby boomer generation: What a great time to be born!
    If you're a baby boomer, do you realize that you were born into one of the greatest times in the history of mankind? The baby boomer generation has seen and done things that were only imagined in the science fiction novels of prior generations...
  • Album Cover
    Connie Converse: "How Sad, How Lovely" (2009)
    "How Sad, How Lovely" by Connie Converse is a collection of songs written around the 1950's, and just recently discovered and restored. Connie Converse disappeared in 1974, and left behind an impressive catalog that wouldn't be...
  • 1950s newsstand New York City
    Honor mom, mammochka or mamá with art, flowers or food: Rego Park May12-13, 2012
    Catch it before it goes away forever. The exhibition “Frank Oscar Larson: 1950s New York Street Stories”, will only be at the Queens Museum of Art until Sunday, May 20. This spectacular collection of black and white photographs of New...
  • Magic City
    'Magic City' fails to cast a spell
    Starz's newest series is Magic City, which officially premiered last night with "The Year of the Fin." Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey's Anatomy, Watchmen) runs a successful hotel in Miami Beach. But on New Year's Eve in...
  • Forbidden Planets
    Detroit Classic Movies: Forbidden Planet at Redford Theatre, Jan. 20-21
    For years, my only awareness of this film was the reference to it in "Science Fiction Double Feature," the first song in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: "Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet." When I did finally see it, I was...
  • Olds
    A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 1: the 1950s
    I've always been a fan of simulated wire wheel covers. While being an automotive accessory extremely subject to personal tastes, one cannot deny wire wheel covers are uniquely American in flavor. Mostly shunned by Europeans and Asian brands,...
  • A Blowin' Session
    The endorsement: A Blowin' Session
    Fashion, fashion, fashion, we talk about it a lot, but fashion is about more than pants and shoes and shirts and ties, it’s also about living a fashionable lifestyle and being a fashionable person. And it’s not all about dollars and...
  • Poster
    It Came from Chicago! 'Target: Earth'
    You wake up in your apartment in Chicago, and it's quiet...too quiet. No traffic, no people walking around outside. The phone, radio, and tv are all dead. You go outside and find...a corpse lying in the street, with no sign of injury...but a...
  • YouTube Spotlight: Rare footage of 1950s housewife on LSD
    YouTube Spotlight: Rare footage of 1950s housewife on LSD
    YouTube Spotlight: Rare footage of 1950s housewife on LSDTo view VIDEO, click on the video IMAGE on your leftCRAVE MORE? YouTube Spotlight VideosDarrell Lum is passionate about YouTube. He scours YouTube for off beat, unique, bizarre, interesting...