The Fun of the Fifties

Ads, Fads and Fashion

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782435273


Page: 128

View: 5148


The 1950s was a time of Bakelite phones, Sooty puppets, little blue waxed paper twists of salt in packets of crisps, Spangles, and black-and-white television sets. With the birth of rock 'n' roll, a spirit of post-War camaraderie, the end of rationing, the Festival of Britain, and the Coronation, this was an optimistic and more innocent time. Jam-packed with wonderful color photographs of everything from toys and household items to fashion, food, and film posters, and from the magazines and comics to the television programs, this wonderful collection celebrates one of the UK's most vibrant and celebrated decades. This toast to the 1950s is written and compiled by the Founder and Curator of the Museum of Brands, Robert Opie. This fascinating and hugely popular museum is a time tunnel of more than 12,000 original items reflecting the history of consumer culture. This celebration of one of the most memorable eras will take all those baby-boomers back to days of 1950s childhood innocence that should never be forgotten.

Fabulous Fashions of the 1920s

Author: Felicia Lowenstein Niven

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464603014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8351


In the 1920s, women shed the long, restrictive garments of the decade before and embraced more boyish looks. They bobbed their hair and wore short, loose dresses and crazy patterned stockings. Prohibition may have outlawed alcohol, but that did not stop people from having a good time. Jazz, the Charleston, and speakeasies were all the rage. Readers will learn about the fashions, fads, pop culture icons, and world events of the 1920s.

The 1910s Scrapbook

The Decade of the Great War

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Pi Global Pub

ISBN: 9780954795474

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 60

View: 9326


Retrospectively, we see the time of the 1910s being invaded with the images of the First World War, and yet in the early years of that decade people were focussed on events at home, whether King George V's coronation or the women involved in the suffrage

The 1950s: Key Themes and Documents

Author: James S. Olson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861331

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 2497


This volume serves as an invaluable guide to key political, social, and cultural concepts of the 1950s. • Provides rigorously and thematically tags of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents for ease of reference • Serves as a valuable reference source for a key period of American History • Offers features that will help readers understand the period better, including sample Documents Based Essay Question and Top Tips for answering Documents Based Essay Questions

As Seen on TV

Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674735293

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2098


From the painting-by-numbers fad to the public fascination with the First Lady's apparel to the television sensation of Elvis Presley to the sculptural refinement of the automobile, Marling explores what Americans saw and what they looked for in the 1950s with a gaze newly trained by TV.

Forgotten Fashion

An Illustrated Faux History Of Outrageous Trends And Their Untimely Demise

Author: Kate Hahn

Publisher: Tow Books

ISBN: 9781582975399

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 7884


A blend of humor, satire, and fashion sense, this uniquely humorous look at trends in fashion throughout the ages will be the talk of the town. Forgotten Fashion is a fake history book of clothing trends that never really happened, but are based on actual fashion movements from the early 1900s until the present. Each entry examines the life and death of a supposed fashion trend while poking fun at the social climate of the times. &break;&break;With smart humor, a tongue-in-cheek academic tone, and a keen sense of style, this book will appeal to fashionistas, sophisticates, and anyone who keeps up with what's en vogue.

Fashion Forward

1960s Fashion Coloring Book for Adults

Author: LightBurst LightBurst Media

Publisher: Lightburst Media

ISBN: 9780692642832


Page: 68

View: 8236


Relax, Unwind, De-Stress, and Color In Your Dreams With These Psychedelic 60s Fashion Illustrations. Imagine putting on some 60s music and sitting down to relax and color your way through the fashions and fads of the 1960s. These detailed illustrations will teleport you back to a world where beehive hair, velvet suits, bell bottoms and tie-dye were born. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin! LightBurst Media is committed to bringing you fun and unique adult coloring books for you to relax and enjoy! We are quickly becoming an Amazon favorite adult coloring book brand and sincerely hope that you enjoy our coloring books. We always love to hear your feedback and see any pages that you color from one of our books! What you can expect from Fashion Forward: FUN hand-drawn fashion pages, no computer generated images here! Clothing, hair styles, accessories and trends from 1960-1969 Images printed single sided Detailed stress relieving illustrations perfect for both Adults and Teens A great gift for people that like 60s stuff and/or retro fashion Pick up your copy of Fashion Forward today by clicking the Add to Cart button at the top of the page for a fun way to relax and unwind!

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131629

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4293


Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

You've Never Had It So Good!

Recollections of Life in the 1950s

Author: Stephen F. Kelly,Lord Neil Kinnock

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752477919

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2845


The 1950s saw a major shift in the lifestyles of many in Britain. The austerity that had dogged the 1940s after the end of World War II began to give way to better times. Employment levels rose to new heights, white consumer goods appeared in shop windows for the first time, television replaced the radio in most homes, rock and roll was born, the National Health Service provided free health care to the nation, more children went to grammar schools, leisure time increased, families went on holiday, and the new Queen was crowned—bringing in a glorious new Elizabethan age. Including recollections from Bobby Charlton, Terry Venables, Lord Stan Orme, Wilf McGuinness, Clare Jenkins, Lord Neil Kinnock, and Max Easterman, among others, this delightful compendium of reminiscences will appeal to all who grew up in this postwar decade, whether in town or country, wealth, or poverty. With chapters on schooldays, TV and radio, trips to the seaside, music, and fashion, these wonderful stories are sure to jog the memories of all who remember this exciting era.

Southern California in the '50s

Sun, Fun and Fantasy

Author: Charles Phoenix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883318994

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 4195


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN THE '50s: SUN, FUN AND FANTASY—a treasury of retro car culture, space-age style, suburbia, Hollywood, mountain, desert and seaside resorts, and America's favorite amusement parks. In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled, and the standard of living was high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation of movers and shakers who reinvented the way America would live.

The Wonder of Woolies

Memories from both sides of the counter of Britain's best-loved store

Author: Derek Phillips

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1911105078

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 1220


Do you remember Melba chocolate, spud guns, Embassy records, pick 'n' mix, broken biscuits, Homemaker china, Californian Poppy perfume, and Ladybird children's clothes? Then you will love the book that brings these, and many other memories, flooding back. The Wonder of Woolies is a celebration of that great British store - Woolworth's - in the words of people who worked and shopped there. In addition to memories from every corner of Britain, the book describes the rise of the '3d and 6d store' king, Frank Winfield Woolworth, and some of the dramatic events that marked Woolworth's history, such as the bombing of the Deptford store in 1944.


Portrait of a City 1950-1962

Author: Allan Hailstone

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445636034

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 534


With over 120 unique images of people and places in London in the fifties and sixties, London: Portrait of a City 1950 1962 paints a picture of England's multifaceted capital in a decade of great change and development. From grand monuments to innocuous street corners, famous faces to passers-by, this selection of evocative photographs captures the very essence of London life in the mid-twentieth century. A keen photographer since childhood, Allan Hailstone's beautiful images are a tribute to London at what he remembers as a magical time. Fogs, Soho at night, the remnants of St Giles, lost theatres ... Here is just a taste of how things were.

Postcard From The Past

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008220549

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 1595


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards.

Green Stamps to Hot Pants

Growing Up in the 50s and 60s

Author: Genny Zak Kieley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932472738

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 4533


Thereís something special about the decades that followed World War II. Experience this unique collection of photographs and reminiscences about growing up in Minnesota during the post-war era.

Fashionable Food

Seven Decades of Food Fads

Author: Sylvia Lovegren

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226494074

Category: Cooking

Page: 455

View: 9413


Organized by decade, spanning the 1920s to the 1990s, this first complete history of "gourmet" food in America offers an irreverent approach to every food fad of the 20th century--from Crepe Suzettes to blue corn chips. Recipes, menus and illustrations for these "creations" can be found throughout. 40 photos.

Leis, Luaus and Alohas

The Lure of Hawaii in the Fifties

Author: Fred E. Basten,Charles Phoenix

Publisher: Island Heritage Pub

ISBN: 9780896103979

Category: Travel

Page: 111

View: 2547


All aboard for a fun-filled, nostalgic journey to the Hawai'i of yesteryear! More than 220 illustrations, ranging from watercolors for restaurant menus to catchy tourist brochures, fondly recall Hawai'i's "golden years." Come along for the ride!

The 50s

The Story of a Decade

Author: The New Yorker Magazine

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0812983300

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 2277


A look back at the 1950s chronicles the tensions and innovations that lay behind the decade's more placid surface during a time of prosperity and contradiction.

The Cool and the Crazy

Pop Fifties Cinema

Author: Peter Stanfield

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813573017

Category: Art

Page: 236

View: 8720


In the 1950s, Hollywood made a variety of sensational movies meant to capitalize upon current events, moral panics, and popular fads. The Cool and the Crazy examines seven of the decade’s key film cycles, including short-lived trends like boxing and juvenile delinquency movies, as well as uniquely ‘50s takes on established genres like the Western. Delivering sharp critical insights in jazzy, accessible prose, Peter Stanfield offers an appreciation of cinema as a “pop” medium, unabashedly derivative, faddish, and ephemeral.

Back to the 80s

1980s Fads and Fashion Coloring Book for Adults

Author: LightBurst Media

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692737699


Page: 88

View: 5291


Adult coloring book featuring 35 detailed fad and fashion illustrations of the 1980s. It will teleport you back to the 80s when leotards, leggings, side ponytails, jean jackets, jelly shoes, high-tops, hair bands, track suits, boom boxes, hip hop, crimped hair, and shoulder pads reigned!