Category Archives: The Fifties

Joe’s Back

No one really wants to relive the fifties – those poodle skirts were awful, Dinah Shore was insufferably cheerful, although finally overwhelmed by Bill Haley and then Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, and everything was so damned conventional. People were scared too – … Continue reading

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Trying Planned Obsolescence Again

It was so long ago that no one remembers now – the late fifties, when Ozzie and Harriet and Ed Sullivan were on television, when Elvis was young and thin, and new, when wholesome Pat Boone made a few earnest … Continue reading

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