Category:
1950s

How Much Affection?



When petting goes too far.....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 10, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Teenagers, Documentaries, 1950s

Be Bop Wino

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 08, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1950s, Alcohol

Bicycle Tillie



Your challenge: decide if these lyrics accurately describe riding a two-wheeled object--or a two-legged one!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Music, Sexuality, 1950s

The Bells



At first one imagines that the weepy singer of this doo-wop song is lamenting his dead woman. But when he says that the bells are "ringing out for me," you begin to wonder if the lyrics are narrated by a corpse at its own funeral. In any case, it's a weird, over-the-top performance.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 03, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Death, Music, 1950s

Stop Driving Us Crazy



A race of intelligent Christian Martian cars come to Earth to teach us driver safety-- Nah, nothing weird here!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 30, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Aliens, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, 1950s

Follies of the Mad Men #81



Was there ever really a time and a land filled with singing pump jockeys and winking signage?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 28, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Motor Vehicles, 1950s

Alcohol Is Dynamite



During this season of festive drinking, let us always remember--Sid Davis style--the power of booze.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 22, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: PSA's, Teenagers, 1950s, Alcohol

Smokes for Xmas



And yet another perfect Xmas present: cancer sticks!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 20, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Holidays, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950s

Bongo Boards

If you're still looking for that perfect Xmas gift......

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 20, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Toys, Public Indecency, 1950s

Follies of the Mad Men #79

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[From Esquire for February 1958. Two scans: picture above, text below.]

Yes, you too can wear pj's that mock the abused indentured Chinese laborers who helped build this country. Love those hats!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 15, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s

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