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1950's

1950's - 04 edition

1950's - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780313323935

ISBN10: 0313323933

1950
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Published:
International: No
1950

ISBN13: 9780313323935

ISBN10: 0313323933


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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.