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1950's - 04 edition

1950`s (ISBN10: 0313323933; ISBN13: 9780313323935)
ISBN13: 978-0313323935
ISBN10: 0313323933

Summary: Have the 1950s been overly romanticized? Beneath the calm, conformist exterior, new ideas and attitudes were percolating. This was the decade of McCarthyism, Levittowns, and men in gray flannel suits, but the 1950s also saw bold architectural styles, the rise of paperback novels and the Beat writers, Cinema Scope and film noir, television variety shows, the Golden Age of the automobile, subliminal advertising, fast food, Frisbees, and silly putty. This volume present
s a nuanced look at a surprisingly complex time in American popular culture.
...show more
Summary: Have the 1950s been overly romanticized? Beneath the calm, conformist exterior, new ideas and attitudes were percolating. This was the decade of McCarthyism, Levittowns, and men in gray flannel suits, but the 1950s also saw bold architectural styles, the rise of paperback novels and the Beat writers, Cinema Scope and film noir, television variety shows, the Golden Age of the automobile, subliminal advertising, fast food, Frisbees, and silly putty. This volume presents a nuanced look at a surprisingly complex time in American popular culture. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Year Published: 2004
International: No



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