...and can you imagine, back then they didn't do it in yoga pants:). Everyday was fashion perfection, from the dress to the jewelry, makeup and hair. Unless you were gardening or cleaning, you were in full 1950's fashion mode!
Events of the 1950's
Beginning of the Korean War, President Truman orders the construction of the hydrogen bomb and the first credit card was introduced.
Peace Treaty with Japan is signed, ending WWII and the first color TV is introduced.
Polio Vaccine is introduced and Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen (what a run:))
DNA is discovered and Peter Pan premieres
The Boeing 707 is introduced, the Miss America Pageant airs on TV for the 1st time and Sen. Joseph McCarthy begins his hearings on American Communism (starting with the US Army)....Nice guy that McCarthy (please note sarcasm!!)
Disneyland opens (screams of joy heard far &wide:)), the first McDonald's opens (more screams of joy and the sounds of arteries clogging everywhere begins) and actor James Dean dies in a fatal car accident.
Elvis Presley hits the US music charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel, the Andrea Doria sinks off the coast of Nantucket and the first hard disk drive is created by IBM.
The Brooklyn Dodgers move from NY to LA, West Side Story opens on Broadway and Sputnik is launched.
Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law, Nabokov's controversial book "Lolita" is published in the US and Domenico Dolce is born in Sicily (big things to come for him:)).
Castro takes control in Cuba, The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS (thank you Rod Serling!), Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum opens in NYC
Obviously, there were many more illustrious and tragic occurrences during this time period, but in an effort to keep this post relatively light, I chose those listed above.
1950's Fashion & Home Trends
Vintage 1950's Expandable Multi Color Rhinestone Bracelet from Suzy's Timeless Treasures on Ruby Lane
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Thanks so much for reading and stop by tomorrow for the 2nd installment of "The Elephant in my Shop":)