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20th May '18 6:35:10 AM alnair20aug93
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** PinkMeansFeminine: Color coding for girls and boys with pink and blue respectively started out after World War 2 when they were the other way around prior to that, and the trope was firmly established following [[https://www.racked.com/2015/3/20/8260341/pink-color-history the pink dress]] that First Lady Mamie Eisenhower wore for [[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower her husband's]] inauguration in 1953.
17th May '18 6:34:35 PM WKennedy334
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* NostalgiaFilter: Throughout TheSeventies and TheEighties, and even into TheNineties, the 1950s were the go-to decade for nostalgia in the media, as well as the retro movements of the '70s and '80s. That being said, during the 1950s, the eras synonymous with nostalgia was TheEdwardianEra and TheRoaringTwenties. That being said, during the 2000s and 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).

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* NostalgiaFilter: Throughout TheSeventies and TheEighties, and even into TheNineties, the 1950s were the go-to decade for nostalgia in the media, as well as the retro movements of the '70s and '80s. That being said, during the 1950s, the eras synonymous with nostalgia was TheEdwardianEra and TheRoaringTwenties. That being said, during the 2000s and ''especially'' the 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).
12th May '18 9:37:02 PM Piterpicher
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* See MusicOfTheFifties

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* See MusicOfTheFifties
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPaddyThePelican'' (1950)




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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPaddyThePelican'' (1950)
12th May '18 5:14:56 PM nombretomado
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* MusicOfTheFifties: As the world was starting to calm down a bit despite [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the tensions]] after [[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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* MusicOfTheFifties: MusicOfThe1950s: As the world was starting to calm down a bit despite [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the tensions]] after [[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:
25th Mar '18 2:51:58 AM darkemyst
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** ''Film/SevenSamurai'' (1954), later remade as ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': see also MagnificentSevenSamurai.

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** ''Film/SevenSamurai'' (1954), later remade as ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'': ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'': see also MagnificentSevenSamurai.
28th Feb '18 8:39:50 PM mirisu92
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* The first seasons of ''Series/TheCrown'', about the first decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign (she was crowned in 1952).

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* The first seasons of ''Series/TheCrown'', ''Series/TheCrown2016'', about the first decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign (she was crowned in 1952).
28th Feb '18 8:38:27 PM mirisu92
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* The first seasons of ''Series/TheCrown'', about the first decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign (she was crowned in 1952).
28th Feb '18 8:13:11 PM nombretomado
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** ''Film/AnAffairToRemember''. Yes, that's right: a Fifties Hollywood blockbuster and critically acclaimed romantic film about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an affair]] on a cruise ship with a woman on the way to her wedding. [[SpiritualSuccessor Inspiration]] for TheNineties film ''SleeplessInSeattle''.

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** ''Film/AnAffairToRemember''. Yes, that's right: a Fifties Hollywood blockbuster and critically acclaimed romantic film about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an affair]] on a cruise ship with a woman on the way to her wedding. [[SpiritualSuccessor Inspiration]] for TheNineties film ''SleeplessInSeattle''.''Film/SleeplessInSeattle''.
28th Feb '18 6:09:12 PM system
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28th Feb '18 2:59:36 PM KizunaTallis
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-The father is [[ArmouredClosetGay a homo]], the mother [[StayInTheKitchen wants a real job]], the boy on the left [[TheNewRockAndRoll listens to rock & roll as gives his father the finger when not looking,]], the boy on the right [[NewAgeRetroHippie smokes weed]], the little girl is [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt dating a black man]], the baby is a [[RedScare communist]], and the unseen fifth child was [[InformedDeformity institutionalized for having a birth defect]]. ''[[HappinessIsMandatory But for God's sake asswipe]], '''[[StepfordSmiler don't say anything!]]'''''-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-The father is [[ArmouredClosetGay a homo]], gay]], the mother [[StayInTheKitchen wants a real job]], the boy on the left [[TheNewRockAndRoll listens to rock & roll as gives his father the finger when not looking,]], roll]], the boy on the right [[NewAgeRetroHippie smokes weed]], the little girl is [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt dating a black man]], the baby is a [[RedScare communist]], and the unseen fifth child was [[InformedDeformity institutionalized for having a birth defect]]. ''[[HappinessIsMandatory But for God's sake asswipe]], sake]], '''[[StepfordSmiler don't say anything!]]'''''-] ]]



At least that's the popular view of the real Fifties. In media, there are three versions of The Fifties. The first is the Fifties, i.e. how the time was portrayed in works that were actually made then. In this version, The Fifties were a suburban paradise where everyone was always happy, either forgetting the [[TheGreatDepression bad]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII events]] that happened during [[TheForties the last decade]] or reminiscing the [[TheGayNineties prosperous]] [[TheRoaringTwenties times]] of previous decades, and there were no problems except for all those [[TeensAreMonsters juvenile delinquents]] running around. Unless the local college had some commies spreading un-American values or [[TheresNoBInMovie the flying saucers are landing]]. The fifties uptightness was linked to real world anxieties and atom-bomb jitters, after all. Don't expect the civil rights movement to show up. Hell, seeing actual black people is a bit of a crapshoot. The Fifties put it politely, Fifties are in contemporary times a popular subject of TheParody. As characters in TheNineties introduced used "oh poo!" Stories written set in the era of the generations born from the Nam vets these become Alt. History pieces. The Literary rise from the era was a more realistic look at the era as the television invokes BlatantLies as Nixon was a vice president in this era and Reagan played the role better noted RodSerling will invoke in the end of the decade as he reflected the more realistic era. In the South; separate but equal but ToneShift invokes when Emmett Till is murdered for wolf-whistling a female. ExecutiveMeddling to RodSerling as he wanted to really do the story justice but they were making him TheChewToy because he challenged the status quo. The IronicEcho of him becomes born in 1976, right down to the dangling square (and that's slang for a cigarette.)

TheCatcherInTheRye and RichardMatheson along with the literary form of The Fifties will raise eyebrows as I Am Legend invokes the nihilism of the post Nam era 1970s as babies born in this era are known as I Am Legend Babies, when TheChewToy was born in this era. MonochromeCasting is in effect (Black and White Television, etc and all that weird shit. As you want to say golly gee if one's in Chicago they'll have their virgin ears violated when the FreerangeChildren will invoke Asswipe or make a Genetic Attraction jokes will be thrown at them. In the south there was some sick shit when you heard about the Swaggard cousins.)

The MoodWhiplash invoked when both books become published then Stir of Echoes and Psycho invoked triggers defining the GothicHorror of the era, then Charles Beaumont with ''The Crooked Man'' invoking a total shitstorm. AsTheGoodBookSays is the law and order in some locations as ValuesDissonance is invoked as TheFundamentalist will invoke Memes from this era as they still fucking look like that. HumansAreCthulhu is not quite realized. SciFiGhetto is invoked in the Golden Literary Age as Hugo The Rat had ripped off the generation who seen the real TheNineties and born in the real 70's.

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At least that's the popular view of the real Fifties. In media, there are three versions of The Fifties. The first is the Fifties Fifties, i.e. how the time was portrayed in works that were actually made then. In this version, The Fifties were a suburban paradise where everyone was always happy, either forgetting the [[TheGreatDepression bad]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII events]] that happened during [[TheForties the last decade]] or reminiscing the [[TheGayNineties prosperous]] [[TheRoaringTwenties times]] of previous decades, and there were no problems except for all those [[TeensAreMonsters juvenile delinquents]] running around. Unless the local college had some commies spreading un-American values or [[TheresNoBInMovie the flying saucers are landing]]. The fifties uptightness was linked to real world anxieties and atom-bomb jitters, after all. Don't expect the civil rights movement to show up. Hell, seeing actual black people is a bit of a crapshoot. The Fifties put it politely, Fifties are in contemporary times a popular subject of TheParody. As characters in TheNineties introduced used "oh poo!" Stories written set in the era of the generations born from the Nam vets these become Alt. History pieces. The Literary rise from the era was a more realistic look at the era as the television invokes BlatantLies as Nixon was a vice president in this era and Reagan played the role better noted RodSerling will invoke in the end of the decade as he reflected the more realistic era. In the South; separate but equal but ToneShift invokes when Emmett Till is murdered for wolf-whistling a female. ExecutiveMeddling to RodSerling as he wanted to really do the story justice but they were making him TheChewToy because he challenged the status quo. The IronicEcho of him becomes born in 1976, right down to the dangling square (and that's slang for a cigarette.)

TheCatcherInTheRye and RichardMatheson along with the literary form of The Fifties will raise eyebrows as I Am Legend invokes the nihilism of the post Nam era 1970s as babies born in this era are known as I Am Legend Babies, when TheChewToy was born in this era. MonochromeCasting is in effect (Black and White Television, etc and all that weird shit. As you want to say golly gee if one's in Chicago they'll have their virgin ears violated when the FreerangeChildren will invoke Asswipe or make a Genetic Attraction jokes will be thrown at them. In the south there was some sick shit when you heard about the Swaggard cousins.)

The MoodWhiplash invoked when both books become published then Stir of Echoes and Psycho invoked triggers defining the GothicHorror of the era, then Charles Beaumont with ''The Crooked Man'' invoking a total shitstorm. AsTheGoodBookSays is the law and order in some locations as ValuesDissonance is invoked as TheFundamentalist will invoke Memes from this era as they still fucking look like that. HumansAreCthulhu is not quite realized. SciFiGhetto is invoked in the Golden Literary Age as Hugo The Rat had ripped off the generation who seen the real TheNineties and born in the real 70's.
TheParody.



But those who wish to {{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 i.e. SciFiGhetto 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 {{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 industry, which led to a lot of gee-whiz science fiction i.e. SciFiGhetto 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.



* "Asswipe Hoodlum" if one's from Chicago.
* "Bastard" if one read RichardMatheson "I am big dumb animal and damn it I am going to drink."
* "Thou shall allow a bitch sufferth to live.." if one read RobertBloch
* "Fuck you" and "Goddamn" if read TheCatcherInTheRye
* "Square" - Someone dull, out of it or otherwise not "in". Usually used to refer to a {{nerd}}, since the Fifties were before [[NerdsAreSexy Nerds Became Sexy]] and long before [[{{Nerdcore}} nerds were hardcore]]. In the Chicagoland area that's a cancer stick.

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* "Asswipe Hoodlum" if one's from Chicago.
* "Bastard" if one read RichardMatheson "I am big dumb animal and damn it I am going to drink."
* "Thou shall allow a bitch sufferth to live.." if one read RobertBloch
* "Fuck you" and "Goddamn" if read TheCatcherInTheRye
* "Square" - Someone dull, out of it or otherwise not "in". Usually used to refer to a {{nerd}}, since the Fifties were before [[NerdsAreSexy Nerds Became Sexy]] and long before [[{{Nerdcore}} nerds were hardcore]]. In the Chicagoland area that's a cancer stick.
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