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In the News (Sat 23 Mar 19)

  
  Baseball . The Capital of Baseball . Fifties Baseball | PBS
Discerning fans had an anticipation of fifties baseball: "This isn't going to be pretty — but it's sure going to be fun." Loads of fun, but the somewhat limited fun of a long fireworks display — lots of flash and crash but not long on nuance.
Perhaps that is one reason that baseball in the fifties, whatever its faults, formed from boys and girls then young more fans more intensely devoted to the game — I speak with the generational chauvinism of one who was nine in 1950 —; than were formed by baseball's subsequent decades.
Furthermore, the fifties were the years during which America became, in a startling rush, a wired nation.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/capital/georgewill.html   (2760 words)

  
 The Fifties
David Halberstam has written an entertaining, complex, and penetrating survey of the 1950s, a profoundly formative decade which fifty years later, seems rooted in an innocence that never was, a decade that claimed to be the wellspring of American ideals and yet marked their first decline.
Fifty years on, we are expected to take what is given us, whether we will or nil.
The fifties were a time of great change as a whole generation came home from a war with more experience and ideas than they could ever have had staying at home.
www.kingshopper.com /store/catalog/browseprods/2269/0679424334   (1248 words)

  
 Monster at the Soda Shop: Teenagers and Fifties Horror Films
Fifties horror films, like The Giant Gila Monster (1959), The Blob (1958), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), and Monster on the Campus (1958), use horror metaphors to explore a wide variety of issues related to the emergence of teen culture in Fifties America.
This is typical of Fifties commentaries on the social problems of teenagers and also illustrates how this social issue was one conducive to representation in the horror genre.
Fifties horror films project the postwar irony that the drive toward self-destruction embodied in the creation of nuclear weapons is frequently cloaked in the language of self-preservation.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue10/features/monster/default-nf.htm   (5709 words)

  
 Fifties & Sixties Retro and Mid-Century Modern 1950s & 1960s @ Collectics Antiques & Collectibles
Set of 8 fifties / sixties mid-century hand blown amber swirl pattern glasses, an eye catching design and quirky in that there are subtle variations in size and height as a result of being each individually hand blown.
Fun set of 8 1950s drinking glasses in retro fifties colors and design, all in mint condition and held in the matching 50s metal glassholder in a classic mid-century style.
This fun fifties tin pin is in very good condition and comes to you direct as part of a major Savannah, Georgia estate collection of finer vintage jewelry; cross listed on Pets 2.
www.collectics.com /50s_60s.html   (2861 words)

  
 The Music of the Fifties - Oldies Music
The decade of the Fifties gave birth to Rock and Roll.
The feel-good innocence of a lot of the Fifties music reflects on the post World War II optimism in America.
Some of the music you associate with the Fifties was actually recorded in the Sixties.
www.fiftiesweb.com /music.htm   (422 words)

  
 Paradoxa: "Under Gray Flannel: Intro to Fifties Fictions"/Lukin
One aspect of Fifties culture to which such a view of the decade did a great disservice was the realm of prose fiction.
The revisionist critics have hardly overturned the view of the Fifties as an oppressive time, but their work reveals that the proponents of the view that "literary rebellion was virtually nonexistent," for all of their skill as historians, cast far too wide a net in their generalizations about literature.
Two men who were writing radical science fiction in the Fifties, William Tenn and Chandler Davis, talk at length about their work, their genre, and their era-neither was in the habit of writing hopeful stories, but their lives and careers manifest the possibility of creative resistance to oppressive milieux.
paradoxa.com /excerpts/18intro.htm   (1566 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Rosary
But as time went on, and the conversi, or lay brothers, most of them quite illiterate, became distinct from the choir monks, it was felt that they also should be required to substitute some simple form of prayer in place of the psalms to which their more educated brethren were bound by rule.
The story of Eulalia, in particular, according to which a client of the Blessed Virgin who had been wont to say a hundred and fifty Aves was bidden by her to say only fifty, but more slowly, has been shown by Mussafia (Marien-legenden, Pts I, ii) to be unquestionably of early date.
It is in any case certain that at the close of the fifteenth century the utmost possible variety of methods of meditating prevailed, and that the fifteen mysteries now generally accepted were not uniformly adhered to even by the Dominicans themselves.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13184b.htm   (3612 words)

  
 The Fifties Index - Oldies Music, Classic TV, Fifties History, Fifties Clothes, Burma Shave, Elvis, American Bandstand ...
The FiftiesWeb began as a site devoted to the 50s, Since then it has expanded to include Classic TV from the Sixties, 70s and even some 80s TV shows.
Fifties fashion was expanded to include the Sixties, Movie quotes cover all decades.
Dead People pays tribute to those who have died,.There is tons of information about Elvis Presley and included with history of the Fifties, a feature was added about the Sixties Kennedy Assasination.
www.fiftiesweb.com   (293 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Fifties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Fifties were more than just a mid-point decade in a century; they were to be the crucible in which the rest of the 20th century was forged.
What THE FIFTIES primarily does is hold up a mirror to the fifties, and reflects the major events and especially the major figures of the decade.
At the end of the book, I was convinced that the Fifties was perhaps one of the two or three key decades of the century, and perhaps the decade in which the world we know now, dominated by TV, mass communication, fast food, sexuality, celebrity, massive military expenditures, computers, advertising, and technology, was born.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0449909336?v=glance   (2869 words)

  
 Television in the Fifties
Prior to the fifties, television was experimental, run by people who were viewed with suspicion by colleagues in radio.
But it was in the fifties that the medium that was to change the world we live in came of age.
It has to be said, at least in the first half of the fifties, many TV programmes would not have been out of place at an educational evening in the local library; gardening hints from the TV gardenerÂ… cookery lessons from the TV chefÂ… or an exhibition of juggling by a czech circus act.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/broadcasting/31851   (512 words)

  
 Fifties found Swiftly
An introduction to TV in the Fifties, testcards, the BBC Clock and the major milestones of TV progress in the '50s...
Fifties fashion was expanded to include the Sixties, Movie quotes cover all...
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www.greengate-gallery.org.uk /art/fifties.html   (343 words)

  
 Fabulous Fifties
The fifties in America were characterized by malt shoppes, sock hops, poodle skirts and hula hoops.
At the same time this nation was disturbed by anti-communist paranoia and the dread of nuclear war.
First they had a talent show, then a hour of cartoons, the serial of the week which was usually, "Ramar King of the Jungle" or "Flash Gordon"; and then, the famous double feature and all for 25 cents.
members.tripod.com /~alleysplace/fifties.html   (221 words)

  
 England Fifties Soccer Tea - BigWalk.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Fifties Hair Styles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Another point: My students consider aspects of the fifties “corny” ñ the music, the fashions, the hair styles, the attitudes.
Ever ready to suffer for the cause of soft feminine looking Fifties styles, after the perm, we still had to roll, curl our hair.
FIFTIES HAIR: Ponytails for girls are cool; guys "train" their hair into greased back ducktails.
www.largie.com /hair-styles/fifties-hair-styles.html   (259 words)

  
 Joel Foreman / The Other Fifties
Representing the fifties as a period of cultural transformation, contributors reveal the gradual "unmaking" of traditions and value systems that took place as American culture prepared itself for the more easily observed cultural turbulence of the 1960s.
They also rebut the widely held view that 1950s consumerism led to cultural homogeneity, replacing this view with a picture of robust popular markets that defied conservative controls and actively subverted conventional norms and values.
Brushing away the haze of an era, The Other Fifties will help readers understand the decade not as placid or repressed, but as a time when emancipatory desires struggled to articulate themselves.
www.press.uillinois.edu /f96/foreman.html   (293 words)

  
 The Fifties
In the late fifties, a new nuclear technology emerged as the hope for the energy future: thermonuclear fusion, the reaction that powers both the hydrogen bomb and the stars.
Throughout the fifties, ORNL built strongly on its wartime foundation of synthesizing and extracting plutonium.
Spent fuel and other wastes from the mammoth plutonium-production reactors at Hanford contained valuable quantities of uranium and plutonium, and in the early years of the decade, ORNL refined a solvent extraction process called REDOX to mine the wastes for these precious commodities.
www.ornl.gov /info/swords/fifties.html   (1568 words)

  
 Poodle Skirts and Hot August Nights Attire "Fifties Fashions"
The Fabulous Fifties era was a special place in time to many baby boomers.
Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley and his band The Crickets were popular in the fifties.
His last name was changed in spelling to Holly, because of a misspelling on a contract.
www.poodleskirts.us /fabulous_fifties.htm   (685 words)

  
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Schrijf je nu in en ontvang onze nieuwsbrief vol met informatie over nieuwe fifties en sixties collectibles, jukeboxen, acties, evenmenten en fantastische kortingen op memorabilia.
www.benniesfifties.com   (441 words)

  
 Fads Of The Fifties on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was the latest craze, one of a number of fads in the fifties and sixties...
Fifties Clothing and Teen Clothes in the Fifties and Fifties Fashion and Fads of the Fifties...
Fashions of the Fifties and Fashions of the 50s and Music in the 1950s and 1950s Fads and 1950s Fashion Trends...
www.positivevisionuk.org.uk /aids/fads_of_the_fifties.html   (408 words)

  
 20th Century Decades: 1950-1959 Decade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An examination of the poetry (Howl) and influences of a Fifties "Beat Generation" poet, Allen Ginsberg, and compares it to a Nineties poet, Mike Henry (Drive).
The Fifties is known as the Golden Age of Television in large part because of the variety shows which dominated the early part of the decade.
Fifties fads and fashions are outlined by the Grease stage musical.
dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us /decs5.html   (670 words)

  
 wholesale fifties sixties diner furniture design tables chairs dinerbooths booths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Is one of europe's biggest producers and designers of fifties and sixties diner furniture.
We produce any kind of dining furniture in fifties or sixties design, even your own design can be build by us, production of custom made dinerbooth designs are not all that expensive as you might think, custom made dinerbooths are produced against normal prices.
Fifties Warehouse furniture is a department of fifties warehouse, located in Wolvega, the Netherlands, Europe.
www.fiftieswarehouse.com   (339 words)

  
 The Nifty Fifties Club - 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Joining the "Over Fifties Club" is a great way to meet new people and get involved in an activity you enjoy.
Some of the brothers of the Nifty Fifties Club after a good BBQ steak dinner.
A couple of the Nifty Fifties sisters enjoying a good conversation with one another.
pages.zdnet.com /annohoy/id4.html   (134 words)

  
 The 1950's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Teenagers in the fifties wanted to be different and alike at the same time.
In the fifties if you had a television, you would be the neatest kid on the block.
The fifties was a time of excitement and joy.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1950.htm   (1662 words)

  
 Vintage Fur Jackets - Sixties and Fifties Fashion by Orsini Period Clothing, London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Orsini Period Clothing are a well established London based company who specialise in providing luxurious period clothing from twenties fashion, thirties evening gowns, forties fashion, fifties party dresses, vintage style corsets, vintage fur jackets, sixties fashion, beaded dresses and much more.
Through 6 years experience, we have built up a first class reputation for supplying our luxurious vintage style corsets, our beautiful beaded dresses and twenties evening gowns to ladies aged from 20 years old within central London and Kensington.
As well as supplying to members of the public, we also supply our fifties evening gowns, vintage style corsets and many more party dresses to Oscar winning movies such as Titanic, the new Bond film and most recently lent costumes to Goodwood Revival - a classic car event.
www.vintageclothing-london.co.uk   (188 words)

  
 Facing The Fifties
Basic idea: between youth and old age lies the unchartered territory of the 50s; a decade of often dramatic change.
The fifties follow the mid-life crisis, when we collide with non-youthfulness.
Whereas there are Rites of Passage for adolescents there are none for people in their Fifties.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/5479.htm   (504 words)

  
 Fashion in the Fifties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fifties were a time when people dressed conservatively.
But that doesn't mean their clothes were boring or dull.
Dungarees (jeans in the fifties,) were unthinkable for any teen girl to wear out in public.
www.metcalf.ilstu.edu /curric/eighth/8decade/1950smain/clairetaulbee/fashion_in_the_fifties.htm   (319 words)

  
 THE FIFTIES' THIRTIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Modernism, as it passed out of the era of collaboration with political fact and into an allegedly postideological era, always retained an argument against the very idea that such collaboration had ever taken place.
The making of the fifties' thirties in poetry was getting underway as early as 1946.
For a sense of "the fifties' thirties," see an excerpt from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s The Politics of Hope (1962).
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50sbook/home.html   (231 words)

  
 OVER FIFTIES WEBSITES - Health, travel and financial advice online..
Finance, hobbies, holidays and general information specific to those in the fifty plus age group.
Active for Life is an evidence based falls prevention exercise video for use by older people who are at risk of falling.
Whether you're looking for ideas on planning a wedding anniversary, enjoying your leisure time, practical retirement information, dating in later life, travel & holiday breaks, and much more, then this is the site for you.
www.overfifties-websites.co.uk   (383 words)

  
 1950's fifties style furniture, tables, booths, chairs & stools
Our nostalgic fifties furniture collection will delight your friends and family for years to come.
Relive those memories of yester-year with the classic look of the fifties.
Our fifties style furniture is built to last, and available in many popular colors to suit your '50s decor.
www.dannyveghs.com /tables   (221 words)

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