Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:53:44 PM America/Denver
Monday, April 6, 2015 11:52:23 PM America/Denver
After the end of World War II women's fashion took a glamorous turn. Whether it was an evening out or a trip to the grocery store, after years of practicality, women were ready to dress up and celebrate their feminity.
One of the most popular looks for the 1950's featured a full skirt, tiny waist and an emphasis on womanly curves. It was a look that showcased what was then seen as the ideal female body.
This ideal body was described with these words:
The largest part of the bust should equal the largest part of the hips and the waist should be ten inches smaller than either.
An example of this ideal would be Marilyn Monroe's body measurements: 36-22-36, numbers that made her a perfect hourglass shape!
Most women needed help in order to achieve this type of measurement, and they found that in a secret weapon - foundation garments. Using girdles, corsettes and bustierres, the 1950's woman could smooth, cinch and boost her body into her desired fashion sihouette. The right lingerie had the ability to help a woman achieve that elusive 10" difference between bust, waist and hips, making these garments an essential part of every woman's wardrobe.
Friday, April 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM America/Denver
This commercial from the 1950's uses an egg to demonstrate the strength of Band-Aid's "super-stick". If you're planning to dye Easter eggs over the weekend then this clip may convince you that you simply must have a box of Band-Aids before you boil a single egg!
Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM America/Denver
It’s one of the most iconic symbols of the 1950’s, but how much do you know about the history of the poodle skirt? Like a character from a classic story, the poodle skirt came from humble beginnings. In 1947, a young woman named Juli LynneCharlot needed a new skirt for the holiday season. Juli Lynne was a performer who would often design her own stage outfits, but this year she found herself a newlywed on a very tight income. In spite of her limited funds, Juli Lynne was determined to have her new skirt and decided that the solution was to make one for herself. There was only one problem, she could design clothing but she could not sew.Read More
Monday, December 1, 2014 10:24:29 PM America/Denver
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:53:41 AM America/Denver
How far will 3 dollars get you today? A couple candy bars? A bag of chips? How about a Barbie Doll? Not today, but when Barbie released their very first doll in the 1950’s, the price was $3.00. The doll was inspired by a mother, Ruth Handler, who watched as her daughter played with her baby dolls and gave them adult roles as the US market did not have adult dolls. She spoke to her husband, the co-founder of Mattel toys, about creating an adult bodied doll. During a family trip to Germany, Ruth saw a doll that was just like what she had imagined. She immediately bought the doll and brought it back to her husband. He, with the help of Jack Ryan recreated the doll and named it Barbie after the Handlers daughter Barbara. The doll made it’s debut at the American International Toy Fair. The doll was sold as a blonde or brunette with a black and white striped swimsuit and high ponytail, as was the fashion at the time.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:06:00 AM America/Denver
Grab those poodle skirts and leather jackets. It’s time to “rock rock around the clock tonight!”
1. The Lindy Hop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqklCcu1_rU
2. The Stroll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwZbs-Q1kA
3. The Madison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6QWoLXJ9Z4
4. The Bop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pTC-iT78g
5. Rock Around the Clock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTEgCn7hucM
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:06:00 AM America/Denver
Looking for your new luxury car? Why not look into these 1950 models?
1. Pink Cadillac
2. Ford Thunderbird
3. Continental Mark II
4. Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Cabriolet
5. Porsche 356 Speedster
6. Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta
7. Maserati 3500 GT
8. Citroen DS
9. Cadillac Eldorado
10. Fiat 8V
Monday, May 12, 2014 2:39:43 PM America/Denver
Planning a 1950’s themed sock hop? Or do you just want some music to get you through the long day? Either way you can’t skip out on these amazing 50’s hits:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:32:32 PM America/Denver
Many of us know Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. Some of us may even know that he was the 40th president. Did you know he was the oldest man to take the seat of president? President Reagan’s presidency was just one small piece of his vibrant life.
As far as we know, Reagan’s childhood dreams never included being President. Instead he wanted to be a film star. Ronald did just that. Starring in over 60 movies and 20 television shows he grew to become a very well known man. He started as a sports talk show host. Before long, directors and managers saw his work and introduced him to bigger and better things. It was no doubt this man had a natural talent to make people like both him on and off the screen.Read More