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1950s Fashions

Fashions in the 50s began with a strong dose of post-war conservatism and over the decade, became influenced by the birth of Rock 'n' Roll and the abundance of teenagers in the later half of the decade.

The Elvis Presley Story

Elvis Presley, The KingElvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 and passed away on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. He was a singer, musician and actor. History also shows that his attitude and performances made him a pivotal figure in the evolution of American music.Elvis was mostly of Scottish ancestry.

The Films of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Filmography1956 Love Me Tender 1957 Jailhouse Rock 1957 Loving You 1958 King Creole 1960 Flaming Star 1960 G.I. Blues 1961 Blue Hawaii 1961 Wild in the Country 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 Kid Galahad 1962 Follow That Dream 1963 Fun in Acapulco 1963 It Happened at the

Academy Awards Winners from 1950 to 1960

These are some of the Oscar winners for the years 1950 to 1960 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Website at oscars.org. Visit this site for a listing of all winners and nominees.

Number 1 Hits

1956 Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1957 Love Letters in the Sand Pat Boone 1958 It's All in the Game Tommy Edwards 1959 Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 1960 Theme From a Summer Place Percy Faith Orchestra 1961 Tossin' and Turnin' Bobby Lewis 1962 The Twist

Science Fiction Movies of The 1950s

A Review of 1950s Science Fiction Films With one exception, you won't find these 1950s films on our Academy Awards page. You may remember them from their original release, from the Drive-In, or maybe from late-night television, but you will probably remember them! One of America's responses to the space age and the nuclear age was a deluge of science fiction films.

Duck and Cover and the Nuclear Scare

While the 1950s were a time of prosperity in America, they were also a time of unprecedented anxiety. In Russia, hydrogen bomb testing contributed to a nerve-wracking arms race while the success of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in space set off a frantic space race.

The Red Scare

In the late 1940s and 1950s a fear of Communism was growing in the United States. The events of the Second World War had started a growing concern for the ambitions of the Soviet Union.

Liking Ike - The Presidency of Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States serving two terms between January, 1953 and January 1961. His Vice President was Richard Nixon. President Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas and died at the age of 78 on March 28, 1969 in Washington, D.C.

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