Category:
Teenagers

Queen Angelita

Modern dictators just don't have the style and panache of olden tyrants. At an international exposition in his country in 1956, Rafael Trujillo crowned his 16-year-old daughter as "Queen Angelita," and gave her a court of 150 ladies-in-waiting.





Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 20, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ceremonies, Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Teenagers, 1950s, Caribbean

A Rose and a Baby Ruth



Apology on the cheap.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 30, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Nature, Teenagers, Candy, 1950s, Love & Romance

Village of the Giants



"From a novel by H. G. Wells!" Yeah, right....

The Wikipedia page.

The full movie, via MST3K.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 22, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Juvenile Delinquency, Teenagers, Science Fiction, 1960s

Hippieland



This particular kind of alarmist article seems to have no current analogue.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 13, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Teenagers, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club



Imagine someone like Paul Whiteman being a teen idol or mentor these days.

More info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 24, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Television, Teenagers, 1950s

Chicago’s War on Syphilis



Imagine the uproar if this were attempted today.

Full article here.




Chicago's War on Syphilis: 1937-1940

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 10, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Education, Civic Duties, Teenagers, 1930s, Diseases

New American Dictionary of Collegese:  1963



Here is another one of those attempts by journalist "squares" to understand the lingo of youths.

Many more entries at the link.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 31, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Languages, Slang, Teenagers, 1960s

Hey, Let’s Twist!



The movie so great it inspired its own line of Ivey, Jivey suits for Cats!

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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 24, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Fads, Fashion, Movies, Music, Teenagers, 1960s, Dance

Bowling is for Bored Teens!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 06, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Sports, Teenagers, 1960s

Cuckoo Girl



Justin Bieber fangirl phenomenon, 1959 version.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 28, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Celebrities, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Music, Teenagers, 1950s

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