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The 1950's - Another Time, Another Place


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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:23 PM

For us old fogies.

 

 

 


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

Brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad.


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#3 ONLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:09 PM

For us old fogies.

A passel of memory joggers, a few blanks. Anyone counted how many slides? 

Thanks, Dru. 


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#4 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

I resemble that remark!



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

Merci Beaucoup :)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:13 AM

I'm 65 and I remember those days very well.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:05 AM

I remember those years well. Brought back a lot of memories.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:03 AM

That stuff didn't all end with the 50s.  It is a little before my time (I was just born in the late 50s) but I can remember a lot of it.  Good memories


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Summer used to mean something, because we were hot. I just came to McDonald's this morning, expecting it to be empty because people used to go to the beach on Memorial Day weekend, but people don't go to the beach to cool off anymore.

Was that Eddie Fisher in the first Liz Taylor photo? I remember when it was reported here that he had died and it occurred to me that even though he was referred to as the singer that married Liz Taylor, I didn't remember any of his songs, so I went to youtube to hear some, and discovered that the reason I didn't remember any of his songs was that I had never heard them, as he had become a recording has-been almost before he became an ever-was. He was talented, but in more of an opera or showtune way.

Most of the rerun TV shows we watch now are not using their original opening credits, as they used to prominently feature their cigarette manufacturing sponsors. They produced the alternate openings that we see in anticipation of being syndicated without the same sponsorship, though I'm sure the producers expected those rerun sponsors to be different cigarette companies.

Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger and the Cisco Kid are all running on CozyTV. I never watched Hopalong as a kid, even though it was in my era, but I can't for the life of me see how the public could have bought him in that roll. He comes across like a radio announcer. In that era, he might have been more credible cast as telegraph operator or bank clerk or something less manly.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:05 AM

I really enjoyed that.  Thanx.

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:03 AM

I object to the term old fogies. While I remember most of those things would a old fogies remember them. :)
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

Great slide show! Each picture should have been shown a little longer.

 

I remember the H&H Automats, but you had to be from New York or Philadelphia to do so. When I was working in Philadelphia in the mid-50's, I could get a vegetarian plate for 35 cents consisting of four different vegetables. Normally one serving was ten cents.

 

 


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

There were also Schrafts restaurants, don't know about Philly, but definitely a Manhattan highlight for me. 


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:25 PM

I'm going to have to call a time check on Flip Wilson / 'Geraldine' (around 3:56 in the video). . . I think he's 20 years later!



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:31 PM

I'm going to have to call a time check on Flip Wilson / 'Geraldine' (around 3:56 in the video). . . I think he's 20 years later!

You are absolutely correct on that.  From Wikipedia:

 

In 1970 Wilson's variety series, The Flip Wilson Show, debuted on NBC. He played host to many African-American entertainers, including The Jackson Five, and The Temptations and performed in comedy sketches. He greeted all his guests with the "Flip Wilson Handshake,": four hand slaps, two elbow bumps finishing with two hip-bumps. George Carlin was one of the show's writers, and Carlin also made frequent appearances on the show, as the two would expand Carlin's news-weather-sports satire. Wilson's characters included Reverend Leroy, materialistic pastor of the "Church of What’s Happening Now", and his most popular character, Geraldine Jones, who always referred to her boyfriend, "Killer", and whose line "The devil made me do it" became a national catchphrase.

 


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:05 AM

Great slide show! Each picture should have been shown a little longer.

 

I remember the H&H Automats, but you had to be from New York or Philadelphia to do so. When I was working in Philadelphia in the mid-50's, I could get a vegetarian plate for 35 cents consisting of four different vegetables. Normally one serving was ten cents.

 

Yup, my GM used to take me to the City quite often and visiting the Automat was one of the highlights of my day.  They served the best and biggest blueberries in cream.  Shame they closed.

 

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:05 AM

There were also Schrafts restaurants, don't know about Philly, but definitely a Manhattan highlight for me. 

 

Yup, used to frequent them, too.

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:25 PM

I'm going to have to call a time check on Flip Wilson / 'Geraldine' (around 3:56 in the video). . . I think he's 20 years later!

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