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The 1950s Look

Author : Mike Brown
ISBN : 0955272335
Genre : Clothing and dress
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This book really makes you think about what you wear and why. In flicking through the pages you realise the different aspects of everything that gives you The Look. Obviously a great deal of research has gone into this book with every topic on what gave The Look in the 1950's being addressed. The contents include clothing for men, women, children and teenagers; home dressmaking, accessories, hairstyles and makeup with lots of other interesting snippets along the way. It is a book that will delight old and young. It may be that you were around during this period and the splendid array of photographs will act as a reminder of what you have forgotten. If you are young it is a splendid way to see how people looked in the 50's and compare with The Look of today, which is very different. You do not have to read this book from cover to cover to enjoy. Its just one of those books that you can just dip into. The book is well written by Mike Brown and extremely well produced by Sabrestorm Publishing. If you have an interest in fashion or history then this book definitely deserves a place in your book collection. Well done to Mike Brown, Ian Bayley and the rest of the team who produced this book.

Fashion In The 1950s

Author : Daniel Milford-Cottam
ISBN : 9781784422042
Genre : History
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More than a footnote to the Second World War, or a foreword to the youth-obsessed exhilaration of the Sixties, the Fifties was a thrilling decade devoted to newness and freshness. The British people, rebuilding their lives and wardrobes, demanded modern materials, vibrant patterns and exciting prints inspired by scientific discoveries and modern art. Despite the influence of glamorous Paris couture led by Dior, home-grown fashion labels including Horrockses and the young Queen Elizabeth's couturier Norman Hartnell had an equally great, if not greater impact on British style. This book, written by an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is a fascinating look back to the days when post-war Britain developed a fresh sense of style.

Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1950s

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840916157
Genre : Design
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The Design Museum and fashion guru Paula Reed present Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s. The most exciting, influential and definitive looks of one of the most significant decades in fashion! The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, enterain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and carchitecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. This beautiful reference work showcases 50 iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in 'How to Marry a Millionaire' to the immergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian Dior's New Look and Balenciaga's double A-Line, it celebrates all of the important looks that revolutionised modern fashion. With Paula Reed's lively and informative text and a wealth of fabulous photography, it is vital reading for design students, collectors of vintage, and everyone who truly loves fashion.

How It Was

Author : Elsie Jennings
ISBN : 9781440161865
Genre : Humor
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Before 9/11 Before President's sex lives were talked about on the 6 pm news Before the sexual and feminist revolutions Way, way before Political Correctness There was a simpler time...a time when large families were not unusual...a time when everyone read The Smith Family cartoon in the Boston Globe (and other newspapers across the country). In the mid 1950s, Elsie Jennings, writer, and George Smith, cartoonist, were collaborating on a book with her stories and his drawings. Elsie's stories, like George's cartoons, found humor in the everyday occurrences of large-family life. Elsie became quite ill and died before finishing the project, but her daughter, Mary, has kept the material for over 50 years. If you remember Duck and Cover Nuns with yardsticks used as weapons on knuckles and knees If you grew up Catholic in the 1950s or early 1960s, or if you know someone who did If you've seen the play Late Nite Catechism and it brought you back to your own parochial school days, and you laughed so hard you had a stomachache for days... If you remember How It Was

The American Past A Survey Of American History Volume Ii Since 1865

Author : Joseph Conlin
ISBN : 9780495572893
Genre : History
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Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin’s text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The 1950s

Author : William H. Young
ISBN : 0313323933
Genre : History
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Mose and Lilybell Middleton had had enough of picking cotton and saw no future in continuing it. They were especially mindful of the lack of a future in the South for their daughter, Hannah Rose. Their plans were to make a secretive effort to move to the North when cotton season was over, but the plans were overheard by the landowner s young son, James, which inconveniently expedited the move. A poignant consequence was an almost-lifelong breach in the friendship between James and Mose s younger brother, Actris. With significant help from a black preacher, the Middletons were successful in their northern exodus. Before leaving South Carolina, Hannah Rose, with uncanny prevision, left one of her two possessions to help her later in life make a decision to come back home. Gradually their lives began to improve after a lengthy acclimation to their new surroundings. Mose got a job as a janitor in a factory in Philadelphia owned by Catherine Rutledge Bradford, part of an old and influential family from Charleston. Mose s hard work and ingenuity were recognized by his superiors and rewarded accordingly. Lilybell s intelligence and refinement came to the attention of Mrs. Bradford, who took her into her home as hostess and companion. After several years, Mrs. Bradford s declining health necessitated a change in the factory s ownership that didn t value Mose s abilities, which put him on top of the list for removal.

British Cinema In The 1950 S

Author : Ian MacKillop
ISBN : 0719064899
Genre : History
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This book offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lackluster period of the British cinema. Twenty writers contribute essays that rediscover and reassess the productions of the Festival of Britain decade, during which the vitality of wartime film-making flowed into new forms. Topics covered include genres such as the B-film, the war film, the woman's picture, the theatrical adaptation and comedy; also social issues such as censorship and the screen representation of childhood.

Look Closer

Author : David R. Coon
ISBN : 9780813562094
Genre : Social Science
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In recent years, the media landscape in the United States has followed a pattern similar to that of the physical landscape by becoming increasingly suburbanized. Although it is a far cry from reality, the fantasy of a perfect suburban life still exists in the collective imagination of millions of Americans. This dream of suburban perfection is built around a variety of such ideologically conservative values and ideals as the importance of tradition, the centrality of the nuclear family, the desire for a community of like-minded neighbors, the need for clearly defined gender roles, and the belief that with hard work and determination, anyone can succeed. Building on the relationships between suburban life and American identity, Look Closer examines and interprets recent narratives that challenge the suburban ideal to reveal how directors and producers are mobilizing the spaces of suburbia to tell new kinds of stories about America. David R. Coon argues that the myth of suburban perfection, popularized by postwar sitcoms and advertisements, continues to symbolize a range of intensely debated issues related to tradition, family, gender, race, and citizenship. Through close examinations of such films as American Beauty, The Truman Show, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith as well as such television series as Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and Big Love, the book demonstrates how suburbia is used to critique the ideologies that underpin the suburban American Dream.

Moment Of Grace

Author : Michael Johns
ISBN : 0520931491
Genre : Social Science
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Moment of Grace tells the story of the American city in its remarkable heyday. Never before or after the 1950s were downtowns so exciting, neighborhoods so settled, or suburban dwellers so optimistic. Urban culture was at its peak: it was vital, urbane, conformist, and generating rebellion all at once. Capturing the mood of the '50s in superb historical photographs and mining delightfully varied sources—including urban critics, interviews with city residents, novels, songs, magazines, and newspapers—Moment of Grace brings alive the downtowns, the neighborhoods, and the suburbs of the era. A rich historical reflection on a singular decade, the book also portrays the '50s as a critical turning point in American culture and economy. Michael Johns shows us exactly why city life never could or would be the same again. Giving a vivid sense of the lived experience of the day, Johns explores the '50s in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland, writing about fashion (which demanded the highest heels and pointiest breasts in history), nightlife, architecture, literature, business and economic trends, and teenage culture. He tells us what was for sale in the stores, who lived in the neighborhoods, what life was like for women in the brand-new suburbs, and much more. And he confronts difficult issues head-on. What did the loss of city jobs and the simultaneous success of the civil rights movement mean for black neighborhoods? What were the profound consequences of the rise of the suburbs for family life? In contrast to the vibrant cities of the '50s, the streets of today's downtowns are often empty if not suffused with melancholy. Johns uncovers the seeds of the transformation from the '50s to today, and at the same time, he paints a memorable picture of the American past.

Literature Of The 1950s

Author : Alice Ferrebe
ISBN : 9780748655311
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This lively study challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. It rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics

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