Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Lipstick Review – The Next Nine

Hi there everyone, I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Doing Your Makeup Vintage! Way back in the Spring, I showcased the second group of 9 lipsticks being offered on the current market which replicate the bold, red-colored lips that were so popular in the 1950’s. The upcoming Holidays are a great time wear a bright,… Continue reading Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Lipstick Review – The Next Nine

Fifties Fashion & Beauty, Life in the 1950's

Life in the 50’s: Lipstick Brands of the 1950’s

Hello mes amies, and Welcome once again to Life in the 50's! This time we're going to have a look at one of my favorite topics concerning that era: Fashion and Beauty. What could be more synonymous with 1950's fashion and beauty than lipstick?! In that decade, lipstick took a front seat in the Beauty… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Lipstick Brands of the 1950’s

Life in the 1950's

Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode III

Hi folks and Welcome to “Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now”. The 1950’s were a very different time. Life back then was far less complicated and people’s goals and ideals were much different from what was to come. This could not be more evident in the advertising slogans of the day. For this… Continue reading Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode III

Movies and TV in the 50's

Retro Dee Reviews – Movie Classics: Them!

Hey folks. Welcome to Retro Dee Reviews. This time instead of music, I'll be reviewing an actual MOVIE from the 50's. Golly gee, it's about time! Okay. So on Halloween night I was looking for a movie to watch, when I came across the 1954 horror classic Them! on TCM. It was great timing, because… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews – Movie Classics: Them!

Life in the 1950's

Life in the 1950’s: Candy Bars!

Just in time for the Halloween Season, this installment of Life in the 50's is about another sweet aspect of the 1950's: Candy bars! Candy bars have been around for generations, but sometimes they were hard to come by such as during The Great Depression in the 1930's, and in the 1940's due to sugar… Continue reading Life in the 1950’s: Candy Bars!

This Time It's Personal

Re-thinking Left Hander’s Day

A couple of months ago it was "Left Hander's Day" (August 13th) This particular made-up holiday put my panties in a knot, because I always resented being singled out as a left- handed person. There's a stigma against us, (however small these days) and the preconceived notion that we somehow qualify as "freaks". That really… Continue reading Re-thinking Left Hander’s Day

Music in the 50's

Music in the 1950’s: Three for Eddie C.

Hello everyone and Welcome to this installment of Music in the 1950's. I'm Retro Dee and today we'll be celebrating Eddie Cochran in honor of his Birthday this month. Eddie Cochran (born October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, MN) was a phenomenal talent, gone far too soon. Best known for his 1958 mega-hit "Summertime Blues",… Continue reading Music in the 1950’s: Three for Eddie C.