Fads of the 50's
Saddle shoes are the first thing that pop in my head when I think of the 50's. They were always kept clean and polished. Another fad that typically appears in my head of the 50's are poodle skirts. Poodle skirts were most associated with the 50's. Lucille Ball from the popular T.V. sitcom introduced pony tails by the late 50's, beehives were also common during this generation. Cool boys had duck tails which were made by combing the hair back on sides of the head and greasing it to hold it in place. Also crew cuts and flat tops were common for guys. Sideburns became the must have with the duck tail. All teens who had cars had fuzzy dice hanging off of their rearview mirrors. You would see teenagers in their cars at drive-ins and burger joints. Car Hops were definatley a 50's fad. From the classic Walt Disney movie The Life of Davey Crockett arose coonskin hats. College kids skipped classes to try and set a record of stuffing people in a telephone booth in the 50's. The panty raid began at the University of Michigan in the 50's. 600 male students thought it was fun to storm through women dormotories and steal their underwear. Letterman jackets and sweaters were a symbol of prestige for many girls in the 50's. It symbolized that they were dating a jock. Bwana Devil was the first 3-D movie, which began the fad of 3-D. Cateye glasses were another fad of the 50's. Hoola hoops were 1st manufactured in 1957. They became a hit all over the country. Up until the 50's pink had always been a girl color, then homes started having bathrooms painted pink, boys started wearing pink shirts and ties, and soon after Elvis owned a pink cadillac.