1950’s American Culture. If only the Gov’t. came up with some dumb way to protect me. Fashion Women Dresses blouses Skirts Pants Hair Swimsuits Shoes Makeup Prom and Evening Dresses Teenagers Men Hair Suits Shirts Hats Shoes. Music of the 1950’s Houses Levittowns
1950’s American Culture
If only the Gov’t. came up with some dumb way to protect me.
Prom and Evening Dresses
Music of the 1950’s
Floor Plans Plans
Notable 50’s Events
Alan Freed Cleveland DJ coins the term Rock and Roll
Sam Phillips owner of Sun Records in Memphis
Owned by Sam Phillips
Johnny Cash, Elvis, Sam Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis “The Million Dollar Quartet”
Coined Bubble Gum Music because of its sweet sound and nice lyrics
Music reflected the Post W.W.II good feelings
Artists such as Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, and Pat Boone Dominated the charts
1950-1954 Music Overview
Freed and Phillips
The Rat Pack
Sammy Davis Jr.
Cast in the 1960’s
Begin in 1952 as a local show in Philadelphia
1956 ABC picks it up as a national show Dick Clark becomes the host
Starts off as a daily show, then becomes weekly in 1963
American Bandstand Theme song
Moves to LA in 1964
Jerry Lee Lewis performs the first song on the national edition- “Whole Lotta Shaking Going On”
Dick Clark’s podium that he stood at, is now in the Smithsonian.
B.B. King is the only performer to not lip sync on American Bandstand
Elvis takes over
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
1957 was the last year in the history of Rock in which all of the year end Top Ten artists were American
Jerry Lee Lewis’ marriage
Danny and the Juniors
Elvis is in the Army
The day the music dies
Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly all killed in a plane crash
Chess Records in Chicago signs Chuck Berry
Leonard Chess is introduced to Berry by Muddy Waters
Bill Haley and His Comets have a hit with “Rock around the Clock”
Chuck Berry record Maybellene which was called Ida Red
Berry had been studying cosmetology before this song
Altho insuredRemember, kiddoThey don't pay you They payYour widow Burma-Shave
SpringHas sprungThe grass has rizWhere last year'sCareless drivers is Burma-Shave
Proper DistanceTo him was bunk They pulled him outOf some guy's trunkBurma-Shave
A beardThat's roughAnd overgrown Is better thanA chaperone Burma-Shave
Beat odor. I figured your first question would be - what is that supposed to do for you? And the answer is that it was widely believed that chlorophyll eliminated bad smells.So they added it to every kind of product imaginable. The picture at left just suggests the variety and number of items to which chlorophyll became a promotable ingredient.Yes, chlorophyll is the stuff that makes plants green. Today many people still tout the benefits of it for health. No, I don't think you can just go out and eat a shrub and get the same result.While not engaging in the debate of chlorophyll's therapeutic properties, suffice it to say that it sold well. Until "The Journal of the American Medical Association" pointed out grazing goats virtually live on chlorophyll and they smell bad just the same.
Davy Crockett was a big influence on kids. These hats were very popular with the kids who liked anything to do with the West, or cowboys or indians.
100 million dollars worth of coonskin caps were sold in a year.
Starts in South Africa, goes to England, and then comes to California in 1959.
Record of 25 people set in S.Africa 22 in America
VW Beetle cramming also was a short-lived fad.
Hi kids. Wanna go for a swim?
The Community “Plan” included schools, places of worship, recreation areas and shopping facilities as well as houses. This comprehensive approach is analogous Levitt's house planning which, for example, included landscaping as well as providing a washer, stove and refrigerator in each house. Levitt’s approach to community planning and design created a full-service community with "built-in" features—just like its houses. For example, elementary schools were centered inside each master block of sections so that, in Levitt's words, "no child will have to walk more than one half mile to school or cross any major road."
The Community Plan and design included: 41 Sections with 17,311 single family houses 171 miles of roads 5 Olympic-sized community swimming pools Little League baseball fields Lots of green space and neighborhood parks Large, multi-purpose Community Hall Two large, centralized Shopping Centers Sites set aside & donated for churches & schools
Should I play Pantera or RATT?
I’ve got mad hops.
They should intern her dress.
Did you see what Suzie was wearing? Hello, it is not 1945, the war is over.
I can’t even have my own shake.
Yes, I am this cool.
Lilac Pastel, Apricot Pastel, Honey Pastel, Pink Pastel, Peach Pastel, Strawberry Pastel. See what I mean? And across, Snow Ball of Fire.
Technically, any two piece suit is a bikini. But do you know where the name comes from? Originally created by Parisian designer Louis Reard in 1946, he named it after the Bikini Atoll, where the atomic bomb was tested!