The Fun of the Fifties

Ads, Fads and Fashion

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782435273


Page: 128

View: 6243


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: 0766035514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3483


"Discusses the fashions of the 1920s, including clothing and hairstyles, trends and fads, designers, and world events that influenced the fashion"--Provided by publisher.

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: 5502


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.

As Seen on TV

Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674735285

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2735


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.

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131629

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 864


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.

The 1920s Scrapbook

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Pi Global Pub

ISBN: 9780954795467

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 62

View: 385


With over 1,000 colourful images, Robert Opie brings to life the 1920s and captures the mood of this radical decade in Great Britain. The Twenties were a time for change and invention. The arrival of the wireless provided a new form of entertainment and

The Little Book of the 1950s

Author: Stuart Hylton

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752488585

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9332


The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies, scandals, and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable "dip-in" format. We can see how major national and international events impacted on the population at home, the progress made by technology, and the fads and fancies of fashion and novelty. We also see how different the world of the 1950s was to the one that we inhabit, though some things, like Cliff Richard, never change from one millennium to the next. Even those who lived through the decade (and are therefore experts on the subject) should find plenty to remind, surprise, amuse, and inform them on these pages.

Swing Style

Fashions of the 1930s-1950s

Author: Maureen E. Lynn Reilly

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764310096

Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 1786


Whether you're a collector, fashion historian, costume designer, or dancer, you'll delight in this story of vintage clothing that swings to the beat of a blue note or eight-to-the-bar. Come on a pictorial tour of groovy threads from the 1930s through the 1950s. Jump into the mid-1930s, when swing was launched as a national dance fad, with jewel-tone satins and sunny printed cottons. Dozens of original color photos share top billing with hundreds of vintage ads and sketches. This lively book includes thumbnail bios of the musical artists who made it happen, from Basin Street to Harlem and Southside Chicago, plus a valuation guide, a resource directory, a glossary of music and fashion terms, and even tips on creating your own vintage look.

Fashion Forward

1960s Fashion Coloring Book for Adults

Author: LightBurst LightBurst Media

Publisher: Lightburst Media

ISBN: 9780692642832


Page: 68

View: 3516


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!

Try It! Buy It!

Vintage Adverts

Author: British Library

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 9780712357586

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 7317


Almost as long as we've had things to sell, we've had advertisements trying to convince us to buy them--telling us not just that we want a product, but that we need it. This richly illustrated book draws on the British Library's remarkable collection of periodicals and vintage ephemera to present more than 200 classic advertisements. Bold claims, striking designs, and unforgettable images combine to shill for hats, boots, dresses, patent medicines, dance lessons, corsets, makeup, carriages, and oh, so much more. Page after page of innovative pitches will dazzle readers, opening up the past from a refreshingly new--and endlessly fascinating--angle. Offering a unique introduction to the history of print culture in England, Try It! Buy It! reminds us that the roots of our modern consumer-crazed society run surprisingly deep, and that the desire for the fashionable and new has been with us for many generations. Read, enjoy, even marvel--but keep your hand on your wallet!

Fashionable Food

Seven Decades of Food Fads

Author: Sylvia Lovegren

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226494074

Category: Cooking

Page: 455

View: 7238


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.

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes

The Story of Women in the 1950s

Author: Virginia Nicholson

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241958049

Category: Great Britain

Page: 400

View: 1944


In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompassed rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to when our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

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: 8397


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.

Southern California in the '50s

Sun, Fun and Fantasy

Author: Charles Phoenix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883318994

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 810


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.

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: 2337


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!

Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970

Author: Sarah Archer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575386

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9475


A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s Midcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. Every kid on the block had to have the latest cool toy, be it an Easy Bake Oven for pretend baking, a rocket ship for pretend space travel, or a Slinky, just because. At Christmastime, postwar America's dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping mall Santas to shiny aluminum Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown's beloved spindly Christmas tree. Now design maven Sarah Archer tells the story of how Christmastime in America rocketed from the Victorian period into Space Age, thanks to the new technologies and unprecedented prosperity that shaped the era. The book will feature iconic favorites of that time, including: • A visual feast of Christmastime eats and recipes, from magazines and food and appliance makers • Christmas cards from artists and designers of the era, featuring Henry Dreyfuss, Charles & Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard • Vintage how-to templates and instructions for holiday decor from Good Housekeeping and the 1960's craft craze • Advice from Popular Mechanics on how to glamorize your holiday dining table • Decorating advice for your new Aluminum Christmas Tree from ALCOA (the Aluminum Company of America) • The first American-made glass ornaments from Corning Glassworks Midcentury Mistletoe is sure to be on everyone’s most-wanted lists.

The Treasures of Childhood

Books, Toys, and Games from the Opie Collection

Author: Iona Opie,Robert Opie,Brian Alderson

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781857936247

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 190

View: 1564


This survey covers virtually every aspect of childhood and every type of book, toy, game and diversion. Over a period of 40 years, Iona and Peter Opie assembled a collection of 20,000 rare children's books, comics and other printed material. The Opie's also have a substantial collection of toys and games, most of them in mint condition and often still in their original packaging. Text on the early children's books, the classic Victorian illustrated books and the magazines and comics is provided by Brian Alderson, while Peter Opie's widow, Iona, and their son, Robert, examine the non-book items via themes. Iona Opie, together with her late husband, has published such books on children's literature as The Oxford Dictionary of Nursey Rhymes and The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren.