Weird Universe


Supporting his father

Back in 1932, 14-year-old Charles Highfield was promoted by his father as being the strongest boy in Great Britain. In the first picture, that's the father standing on his son's neck. The Coventry Telegraph has a bit more info about Charles's brief career as a strongman.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Mar 11, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Sports, Teenagers, 1930's

Group Photo Mystery


Why are these lads all assembled for this photo opportunity?

Answer after the jump.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 03, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Teenagers, 1960's

The Innocent Party

Good girls get VD too!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 14, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1950's

Welch’s Family Wine

I'm sure this product, with its lookalike packaging, offered many kids a handy excuse for sampling booze. "But Ma, I thought I was drinking Welch's grape juice!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 23, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Children, Teenagers, 1950's, Alcohol

Malibu High

Trailer is safe for work. Whole film assuredly not.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 14, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Education, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1970's

Super Green Beret


Read all his adventures here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 09, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: War, Comics, Teenagers, 1960's

Gary Usher:  Driven Insane

The YouTube user who goes by the handle "Mr. Teenagedreams" has nearly 2000 rare TEEN AND WHITE DOO-WOP videos up at his channel. Some of them are delightfully weird and demented, but all are utterly captivating glimpses of a strange and remote, now vanished era.

More on Gary Usher here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 31, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Outsider Art, Teenagers, 1950's, 1960's

Summer of ‘63

Those crazy mixed-up kids and their wacky venereal diseases....
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 28, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1960's, Disease

1970s Youth Documentary

If the clothes and talk and scenes in this film do not send you on a magical mystery tour, your next hit of acid is free!

PS: that guy in the first few minutes with the WASP fro and beard-no-stache and glasses--I have pictures of myself looking exactly like that!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 10, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: Education, Fads, Fashion, Juvenile Delinquency, Teenagers, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970's

The New Science of Same-Gender Attraction

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[Read left to right columns above, then left to right below]

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"New," that is, for 1957.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 31, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Sexuality, Gender, Teenagers, 1950's
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