Welcome to Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever. In this post we're going to talk about a fad synonymous with the 1950's decade itself: The Hula Hoop! But first, get one thing right. The Hula Hoop existed in some form or other way before the 1950's. Twirling a hoop made of bamboo around… Continue reading Fads of the Fifties: The Hula Hoop
Category: Life in the 1950’s
Life in the 50’s: The U.S. Flag in the 1950’s
Hi folks, for the 4th of July, we're going to have a look at what the American Flag was like back in the 1950's. As you know, the American Flag changed several times since it was first stitched by Betsy Ross in 1776. As the United States began to grow, a new star was added… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: The U.S. Flag in the 1950’s
The 1950’s: True or False?
Hi folks, this is Retro Dee and today we're going to take some ideas from the 1950's and find out if they're: True or False? All right, folks. When people start talking about the 1950's era, there is a lot of information that might or might not be true. The 1950's were long enough ago… Continue reading The 1950’s: True or False?
Searchin’ For the 50’s: Heartthrobs from Philly
Welcome to “Searchin’ For The 50’s!” I was inspired to do this segment when I was reviewing some of the things people were searching for that sent them to my blog. While some of the search terms sent them to a post with the exact information they were seeking, I realized that not every search… Continue reading Searchin’ For the 50’s: Heartthrobs from Philly
Life in the 50’s: Easter in the 1950’s
I N 🐣 C O L O R! Hi folks it's Retro Dee with another post about life in the 1950's. When I think of the holiday that most represents the 1950's decade, I personally think of Easter. This might simply be because of the fashions of the era. Formal frocks, hats, gloves, suits, ties,… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Easter in the 1950’s
Life In The 50’s: Contests and Giveaways from the 1950’s
Hi folks this is Retro Dee with another swell post about Life in the 50's! This one is especially gonna be fun because the 1950's was the era that companies began to promote their products with a very basic concept: Give Away Free Stuff! This has always been a good tactic to get customers to… Continue reading Life In The 50’s: Contests and Giveaways from the 1950’s
Life In The 50’s: Pyrex
Hey folks it's Retro Dee with another swell post about what life was like in the 1950s. Because, you know, it was the Best Era Ever. Recently, I joined a collector's network and I noticed that a popular collectible on today's market is Pyrex. What once went for under a dollar at Woolworth's, can go… Continue reading Life In The 50’s: Pyrex
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