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The 1950s

7 Things That Didn't Fly In The 1960s But Seem Tame Now

February 12, 2019

Family Riding In Convertible, 1960s. A man, woman and three children smile from a convertible while driving on a family trip, 1960s. Source: (Lambert/Getty Images)...

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Songs …They May Not Be What Yo...

November 28, 2018

'Elvis' - The Comeback TV Special BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. ...

Sitcom Catchphrases You'll Never Forget As Long As You ...

November 17, 2018

Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson on 'Diff'rent Strokes' -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank There's nothing like a ...

Stars And Their Cars

November 2, 2018

Classic cars and sporty style cars are not just for the rich and famous but they do include the rich and famous. Here are just a few rich and famous stars with their beloved cars. Debra Paget j...

Gone Too Soon: Ricky Nelson, Teen Idol Of 'Ozzie & Harr...

October 24, 2018

Ricky Nelson in a publicity shot for 'Rio Bravo' (1959) and playing guitar at age 18. Sources: IMDB; Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images ...

Common Practices From the Groovy Era That Would NEVER “...

October 22, 2018

According to American society’s standards of today, if you were born during or before the groovy era, you just might be lucky to be alive! The rite of pas...

Who was the Inspiration Behind the Hit Doo-Wop Song, “B...

October 3, 2018

NOVEMBER 02: THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS Photo of BEACH BOYS, Event: Circa '67., Artist: Beach Boys (Photo by David Farrell/Redferns) How many people know the na...

All The Gidgets! Sandra Dee, Sally Field, And Five Othe...

September 9, 2018

When you think of Gidget, you probably come up with the TV Gidget Sally Field, and perhaps Sandra Dee, who played her in the first Gidget movie. But there we...

You Will Never Believe Who The Grinch Was Inspired By!

April 5, 2018

Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904 -1991, American writer, poet, and cartoonist at work on a drawing of a Grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, 'How the Grinch Stole Chr...

Buddy Holly And The Crash: Why The Day The Music Died S...

April 4, 2018

Buddy Holly poses for a portrait circa 1958 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) When Buddy Holly died on February 3, 195...

Cars Of The 1950s: Space-Age Fins And Chrome Everything

April 3, 2018

1957 Ford Thunderbird. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) In 1950, there were about 40 million cars on the road, nationwide. By the e...

Lucy, Lassie, The Beav: What Were The Best '50s TV Show...

March 30, 2018

Left: Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver and Jerry Mathers as Beaver Cleaver in 'Leave It to Beaver,' circa 1960. Right: James Arness and Amanda Blake in 'Gunsmoke.' Sou...

Cartoon Characters From The '50s And '60s: Which Was Yo...

February 14, 2018

With so many channels and on-demand everything, kids are flooded with as many cartoons as they can stand these days -- but in the pre-cable days it was a dif...

Top 100 Female Singers Of The '50s, '60s, And '70s

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton...

TV Dinners, A Modern Convenience

January 23, 2018

Woman Choosing TV Dinner from Freezer: A woman examines a TV dinner box she has taken from the freezer. (Photo by William Gottlieb/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) When TV dinners came ...

The Three Stooges: Pain, Anger And Insults Were Never S...

January 8, 2018

Moe takes control of the situation by placing his fingers in the nostrils of Larry and Curly. (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)...

Remember Pocket Transistor Radios?

December 29, 2017

12/15/1953-New York: Tiny, new transistors, which take the place of conventional tubes, mark a new step in the progress of experimental pocket-sized radios. (Getty Images) Amer...

Back To 'The Twilight Zone,' Where Rod Serling Made TV ...

December 27, 2017

Left: American writer and actor Rod Serling introduces an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' entitled 'Cavender is Coming' in Culver City, California, January 23, 1...

Mom’s 1957 Chevy

December 18, 2017

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 30: Brand new 1957 Chevrolet photographed at a new car dealer across the street from Petersen Publishing Company for Car Craft's Restyle department. (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/The E...

Gidget, The Original Surfer Girl!

November 27, 2017

Sandra Dee In 'Gidget' Sandra Dee surrounded by adoring men on beach in a scene from the film 'Gidget', 1959. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images) Sandra Dee captivated audiences...

Who Was Alice B. Toklas And Why Did Peter Sellers Love ...

November 15, 2017

In 1968, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, a Peter Sellers comedy, captured some countercultural credibility with its title -- while also confessing its own squar...

Reflections of the Door to Door Salesman

September 27, 2017

Do you ever find yourself sitting at home, needing or wanting something but don’t feel like going out? How about the disappointment of waking up on Monday morning to find tha...