Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Blush Like The Rosy 50’s

Hi everyone, I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Doing Your Makeup Vintage! Like all eras, the 1950's had a specific trend going in makeup. The red lips and wing-lined eyes might be what is remembered most from that time, but what about blush? ca. 1950's Elizabeth Arden advertisement. Women in the 50's loved blush, however… Continue reading Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Blush Like The Rosy 50’s

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!

50's Study Hall, Movies and TV in the 50's

Fifties Study Hall: TV Sitcoms of the 1950’s

Welcome to 50’s study hall.  In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists that will allow readers to use them as a reference for the given topic. Please feel free to message me if any of the info needs correcting, or if you have anything to add.  I hope this section will… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: TV Sitcoms of the 1950’s

Updates, Announcements & Events

Passion Pinups Issue 14 is Here!

Hi everyone! It's Retro Dee and I have an exciting announcement to make: Passion Pinups has released Issue 14! Passion Pinups Issue 14, Summer 2020 What a great cover, featuring Dave Ribbands and Miss Molodestskaya as a 1920's gangster couple. And yes, that's me on the top left column with my leopard fan! This is… Continue reading Passion Pinups Issue 14 is Here!

Fifties Fashion & Beauty

True Vintage Fashion Finds: Pat Hartly

Bon jour, mes amis! I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to True Vintage Fashion Finds! In this section, I'll be sharing some of my true vintage fashion finds from my closet. Whether you're a fellow vintage clothing enthusiast or not, I hope you enjoy them. I've been shopping for vintage 1950's era clothing for about 3… Continue reading True Vintage Fashion Finds: Pat Hartly

Collecting 1950s, Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Collecting 1950’s: Makeup Compacts!

Hello, everyone and Welcome to Collecting 1950's where we'll be having a look at some of the wonderful items that you can collect from The Best Era Ever! In this post we'll have a look at one of my favorite items: compacts! When we talk about compacts for a lady, we're talking about makeup. There… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Makeup Compacts!

Life in the 1950's

Life In The 50’s: Is Butter A Carb?

Hey there folks, it's Retro Dee, here to answer the perpetual question: "Is butter a carb?" I tweeted this question one day as a joke, and I got at least 3 people answering with things like: "No, it's a fatty acid." And I was like, "I guess there aren't a lot of Mean Girls fans… Continue reading Life In The 50’s: Is Butter A Carb?