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The 1950s marked the birth of rock’n’roll. From big band tracks to jazz standards, until midway through the 20th century, music was a resolutely parent-friendly zone. But then everything changed. Elvis had flustered teenagers all shook up, while the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and the like were […]

100 Best Songs Of The 1950s



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Ann Miller Cleo Moore Allison Hayes   Eartha Kitt Myrna Dell Suzy Parker Leslie Brooks Dorothy Dandridge Hazel Court Candy Barr Gina Lollobrigida Carroll Baker Gloria Grahame Dagmer Lassander Sophia Loren Hazel Brooks Anita Ekberg Adele Jergens Mara Corday Kim Novak Jayne Mansfield Diana Dors Cyd Charisse Marilyn Monroe Brigitte […]

Hottest Pin-Up Girls from the 1950s



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While the sexy photo tradition dates all the way back to the 1890s, things took off with the pinup girls of the ’40s and ’50s. During WWII, the boys overseas hung the girls’ pictures in their lockers, and the rest is history. Many of these beauties, like Sophia Loren and […]

Pinup Icons of the 40s & 50s


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The real embraced full skirts, lots of crinoline, pin curls, and low ponytails. These were the good girls. The innocents who went steady and never gave a kiss before the dance. Then there were the pin up girls. Those who embraced their curvy bodies and weren’t afraid to use them. […]

Pin up fashion is classy, sexy, fast, and loud.


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Car speakers pounding freestyle or hair band music (Bon Jovi) while racing down the strip, Guidos yelling “flirtatious” remarks at Guidettes, fights breaking out, motors revving and horns honking. That was a typical weekend summer night in the 80’s on Central Avenue in Yonkers New York. People came from miles […]

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18 Karat — All the way, full out. The Duke is a classy guy, his heart is “18 karat.” Air-check — A recording of a radio or television performance. Did you hear the “air-check” of Billie Holiday with Gerry Mulligan? The Apple — New York city. This is now common […]

Learn how to talk the talk using 50’s Slang


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Half The Fun Of Driving Your Dream Car Comes From Knowing You Built It. Here Are 13 Cool Tools That Can Help You Get There. Once your love affair with muscle cars becomes full blown, it usually doesn’t take much time to develop an unhealthy obsession with the tools you […]

13 Tools To Build A Hot Rod


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Retro vs Vintage “Retro” and “vintage” are two descriptive labels for styles and clothing. In addition, these two words can be applied to other designed objects. In terms of clothing and fashion, a “vintage” item is a piece of clothing that is made during the period of the 1920’s to […]

Retro vs Vintage