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15th Oct '17 4:27:57 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' is mainly a deconstruction of Fifties alien invasion movies, but it also has large dollops of nostalgia (the director was born in 1957, the year the movie was set) and delves into some of the issues of the day, particularly UsefulNotes/ColdWar paranoia, as personified by Kent Mansley.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' is mainly a deconstruction of Fifties alien invasion movies, but it also has large dollops of nostalgia (the director was born in 1957, the year the movie was set) and delves into some of the issues of the day, particularly UsefulNotes/ColdWar paranoia, as personified by Kent Mansley.



* ''ComicStrip/DanDare''. First appeared in April, 1950. Set in TheNineties.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}''. Series started in October, 1955. A spin-off of ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', a film set in the TheEdwardianEra.




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* ''ComicStrip/DanDare''. First appeared in April, 1950. Set in TheNineties.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}''. Series started in October, 1955. A spin-off of ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', a film set in the TheEdwardianEra.

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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' (1950). Set in the nineteenth century.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (1951). Set in the Victorian era in which the book was written.
* ''Disney/PeterPan'' (1953). Set in TheEdwardianEra (although Never-Never Land appears to be stuck in some time [[OlderThanSteam Before Steam]]).
* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' (1955). Set in TheEdwardianEra (if you're willing to ignore those [[AnachronismStew jazz-singing pound dogs]], of course).
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (1959). Set, as one character admits, in "the fourteenth century."



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* ''Ride/JungleCruise'' (1955)



* [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent]] (later renamed Busch Gardens Tampa) opened on March 31, 1959.

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* [[Ride/BuschGardens ''[[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent]] Continent]]'' (later renamed Busch Gardens Tampa) opened on March 31, 1959.1959.
* ''Ride/JungleCruise'' (1955)




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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' (1950). Set in the nineteenth century.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' (1951). Set in the Victorian era in which the book was written.
* ''Disney/PeterPan'' (1953). Set in TheEdwardianEra (although Never-Never Land appears to be stuck in some time [[OlderThanSteam Before Steam]]).
* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' (1955). Set in TheEdwardianEra (if you're willing to ignore those [[AnachronismStew jazz-singing pound dogs]], of course).
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (1959). Set, as one character admits, in "the fourteenth century."
14th Oct '17 2:04:41 PM LentilSandEater
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* "Swell" - Say this a lot, especially if you're a teenage girl and you're talking about something you like (usually a boy). Be sure to say it in an extra cutesy and/or sweet way. The more affected it sounds, the better. ("Oh, that's just swell!")
** The word actually dates to TheRoaringTwenties, but it continued to be used in popular media until about the mid-Sixties, making it an early example of TotallyRadical.

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* "Swell" - Say this a lot, especially if you're a teenage girl and you're talking about something you like (usually a boy). Be sure to say it in an extra cutesy and/or sweet way. The more affected it sounds, the better. ("Oh, that's just swell!")
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swell!") The word actually dates to TheRoaringTwenties, but it continued to be used in popular media until about the mid-Sixties, making it an early example of TotallyRadical.



* "Gee whiz" - Be sure to say this every two seconds if you're a boy under twelve. It can be used in any situation since it doesn't really mean anything.
** "Golly" can essentially serve the same purpose.
** Actually "gee whiz" is a GoshDangItToHeck version of Jesus and Golly for "god".

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* "Gee whiz" - Be sure to say this every two seconds if you're a boy under twelve. It can be used in any situation since it doesn't really mean anything.
** "Golly" can essentially serve the same purpose.
** Actually "gee whiz" is
its a GoshDangItToHeck version of Jesus and Golly for "god"."god". "Golly" can essentially serve the same purpose.
23rd Sep '17 11:48:23 AM nombretomado
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*** Hubert de Givenchy, known for his elegant simplicity, and having AudreyHepburn as his top model.

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*** Hubert de Givenchy, known for his elegant simplicity, and having AudreyHepburn Creator/AudreyHepburn as his top model.
21st Sep '17 9:26:21 AM StFan
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For a glimpse of what (some) Americans actually living in the Fifties thought of their world, read the TimeTravel stories of Jack Finney. His heroes are generally lonely, frustrated, unhappy bachelors eager to escape from their conformist gray-flannel-suited world, usually into TheGayNineties. Likewise actual 50s film are also a good depiction, not only Hollywood but also independent films such as ''Shadows'' by Creator/JohnCassavetes (actually shot in 50s New York and dealt with working-class African-American characters). FilmNoir was a major genre during the Fifties, that doesn't easily fit in with any of the mainstream versions of the decade listed above, even if many 50s FilmNoir actually dealt with the underbelly of crime and represented it in this period and indeed one of the key period films depicting this time is of course Film/{{Goodfellas}} (Henry Hill's childhood and teenage years). This includes modern noir ''set'' during the Fifties like ''L.A. Confidential'' or ''The Black Dahlia''. The other popular genres in this decade are TheMusical, TheWestern, the BMovie, the EpicMovie, widescreen cinema. Formerly the 50s was considered a weak era for Hollywood, these days a growing contingent considers it the greatest period of Hollywood's GoldenAge.

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For a glimpse of what (some) Americans actually living in the Fifties thought of their world, read the TimeTravel stories of Jack Finney. His heroes are generally lonely, frustrated, unhappy bachelors eager to escape from their conformist gray-flannel-suited world, usually into TheGayNineties. Likewise actual 50s film are also a good depiction, not only Hollywood but also independent films such as ''Shadows'' by Creator/JohnCassavetes (actually shot in 50s New York and dealt with working-class African-American characters). FilmNoir was a major genre during the Fifties, that doesn't easily fit in with any of the mainstream versions of the decade listed above, even if many 50s FilmNoir actually dealt with the underbelly of crime and represented it in this period and indeed one of the key period films depicting this time is of course Film/{{Goodfellas}} ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' (Henry Hill's childhood and teenage years). This includes modern noir ''set'' during the Fifties like ''L.A. Confidential'' or ''The Black Dahlia''. The other popular genres in this decade are TheMusical, TheWestern, the BMovie, the EpicMovie, widescreen cinema. Formerly the 50s was considered a weak era for Hollywood, these days a growing contingent considers it the greatest period of Hollywood's GoldenAge.



But those who wish to [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderize]] an entire decade should know that the 1950s were actually marked by great strides forward in social progress, sexual and otherwise, even if they still existed mostly on the theoretical level. And in any case, [[FairForItsDay they were a lot less repressed than the eras that preceded them]]. The decade was also a period of relative stability and unprecedented optimism, both probably enhanced by comparison since the period was bracketed by the horrors of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the upcoming turbulence of TheSixties. This was particularly prevalent in the US, which had not only triumphed in the war but, more importantly, was just about the only major nation to come out of the conflict with its infrastructure intact. With no rebuilding to do, the focus was on innovation; there was a strong belief in the prospect of limitless progress through science and industry, which led to a lot of gee-whiz science fiction that's now covered with {{Zeerust}}. It's no coincidence that the ultimate embodiment of optimism, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], opened in 1955, with its cornerstone of Tomorrowland, promising a "great big beautiful tomorrow." Compare AluminumChristmasTrees.

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But those who wish to [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderize]] {{Flanderiz|ation}}e an entire decade should know that the 1950s were actually marked by great strides forward in social progress, sexual and otherwise, even if they still existed mostly on the theoretical level. And in any case, [[FairForItsDay they were a lot less repressed than the eras that preceded them]]. The decade was also a period of relative stability and unprecedented optimism, both probably enhanced by comparison since the period was bracketed by the horrors of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the upcoming turbulence of TheSixties. This was particularly prevalent in the US, which had not only triumphed in the war but, more importantly, was just about the only major nation to come out of the conflict with its infrastructure intact. With no rebuilding to do, the focus was on innovation; there was a strong belief in the prospect of limitless progress through science and industry, which led to a lot of gee-whiz science fiction that's now covered with {{Zeerust}}. It's no coincidence that the ultimate embodiment of optimism, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], opened in 1955, with its cornerstone of Tomorrowland, promising a "great big beautiful tomorrow." Compare AluminumChristmasTrees.



** {{RAndB}}: R&B became popular under the Afro-American community, with {{Doowop}} and early {{Soul}} as its most opular components.

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** {{RAndB}}: R&B became RAndB: Became popular under the Afro-American community, with {{Doowop}} and early {{Soul}} as its most opular components.



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16th Sep '17 11:33:04 AM Malady
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* NukeEm: The USA and USSR threatened one another with the prospect of dropping TheBigOne, which scared a lot of people.

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* NukeEm: The USA and USSR threatened one another with the prospect of dropping TheBigOne, the Big One, which scared a lot of people.
13th Sep '17 7:55:55 AM JamesAustin
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* [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner George Wagner[=/=]Gorgeous George]]

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* [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner George Wagner[=/=]Gorgeous George]]Wagner/Gorgeous George]]
* Wrestling/MaeYoung
25th Aug '17 1:36:01 PM StFan
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Roughly speaking, the political decade of fifties began with the start of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar in 1950 and ended with the escalation of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in the early 60's. Culturally speaking, it started with the start of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' in 1951 and ended with the release of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' in 1960, or arguably with the death of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy in 1963. In many ways it is one of the longest cultural "decades" since it covers the whole period between V-J Day to the Kennedy assassination (1945-63). Shifts in this period include 1955-57 as TV ownership reached a tipping point, tailfin cars got REALLY wild, women's skirts got shorter in reaction against the neo-Victorian "New Look" that had started in the late '40s, RockAndRoll started getting serious radio play and the first wave of [[BabiesEverAfter Baby Boomers]] reached JuniorHigh. Another shift was the October 1957 launch of Sputnik which launched the Space Race, the point where the decade's futurism and science-fiction dreams went into government policy.

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Roughly speaking, the political decade of fifties began with the start of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar in 1950 and ended with the escalation of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in the early 60's.'60s. Culturally speaking, it started with the start of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' in 1951 and ended with the release of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' in 1960, or arguably with the death of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy in 1963. In many ways it is one of the longest cultural "decades" since it covers the whole period between V-J Day to the Kennedy assassination (1945-63). Shifts in this period include 1955-57 as TV ownership reached a tipping point, tailfin cars got REALLY wild, women's skirts got shorter in reaction against the neo-Victorian "New Look" that had started in the late '40s, RockAndRoll started getting serious radio play and the first wave of [[BabiesEverAfter Baby Boomers]] reached JuniorHigh. Another shift was the October 1957 launch of Sputnik which launched the Space Race, the point where the decade's futurism and science-fiction dreams went into government policy.



* NostalgiaFilter: Throughout TheSeventies and TheEighties, and even into TheNineties, the 1950's were the go-to decade for nostalgia in the media, as well as the retro movements of the 70's and 80's. That being said, during the 1950's, the eras synonymous with nostalgia was TheEdwardianEra and TheRoaringTwenties. That being said, during the 2000's and 2010's, TheEighties has replaced TheFifties as the nostalgia filter era, namely because Generation X is replacing the Baby Boomers (kids of TheFifties and TheSixties) and Silent Generation (kids born in TheGreatDepression and TheForties).

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* NostalgiaFilter: Throughout TheSeventies and TheEighties, and even into TheNineties, the 1950's 1950s were the go-to decade for nostalgia in the media, as well as the retro movements of the 70's '70s and 80's. '80s. That being said, during the 1950's, 1950s, the eras synonymous with nostalgia was TheEdwardianEra and TheRoaringTwenties. That being said, during the 2000's 2000s and 2010's, 2010s, TheEighties has replaced TheFifties as the nostalgia filter era, namely because Generation X is replacing the Baby Boomers (kids of TheFifties and TheSixties) and Silent Generation (kids born in TheGreatDepression and TheForties).



* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemenBlackDossier'' is set in a ... somewhat skewed version of 1950s Britain. (It doesn't help that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' has just happened.)

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* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemenBlackDossier'' ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemenBlackDossier'' is set in a ...a... somewhat skewed version of 1950s Britain. (It doesn't help that ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' has just happened.)



* ''VideoGame/StubbsTheZombie'' A parody of the 50's mindset with large doses of cold-war hysteria and obsession with TheFuture.... as [[{{Zeerust}} envisioned by someone from that era]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series not only is a throwback to 1950's sci-fi, it also have many parodies of that time period -- such as a virtual reality 50's simulator with kids and adults repeating those same phrases at the beginning of the page. It also touches on the political aspects a bit, and what little information there is about the pre-Great-War world suggests that America got so bad becoming a radioactive hellscape is actually an improvement.

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* ''VideoGame/StubbsTheZombie'' A parody of the 50's '50s mindset with large doses of cold-war hysteria and obsession with TheFuture.... as [[{{Zeerust}} envisioned by someone from that era]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series not only is a throwback to 1950's 1950s sci-fi, it also have many parodies of that time period -- such as a virtual reality 50's '50s simulator with kids and adults repeating those same phrases at the beginning of the page. It also touches on the political aspects a bit, and what little information there is about the pre-Great-War world suggests that America got so bad becoming a radioactive hellscape is actually an improvement.



* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' has no set time period, but its characters are blatant '50's stereotypes, a lot of '50s architecture and technology is present, and there's an omnipresent theme of hiding away your sins and mistakes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' has no set time period, but its characters are blatant '50's '50s' stereotypes, a lot of '50s architecture and technology is present, and there's an omnipresent theme of hiding away your sins and mistakes.
13th Aug '17 1:32:21 PM StFan
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9th Jul '17 10:25:01 AM nombretomado
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* MusicOfTheFifties: As the world was starting to calm down a bit despite [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the tensions]] after [[WorldWarTwo a worldwide conflict]], [[Music/RockAndRoll a new sound]] suddenly pulled in the youth, and caused a great sensation that would leave its mark on history. Genres include:

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* MusicOfTheFifties: As the world was starting to calm down a bit despite [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the tensions]] after [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII a worldwide conflict]], [[Music/RockAndRoll a new sound]] suddenly pulled in the youth, and caused a great sensation that would leave its mark on history. Genres include:
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