Life in the 1950's

5 Strange Holiday Ads from the Fabulous 50’s

Hello everyone and Welcome to a special edition of Life in the 50's! Today we'll be looking at five "strange" (for lack of a better word) advertisements from the 1950's. One might argue that all ads from the distant past might seem a little strange to us. After all, this was 60-70 years ago we're… Continue reading 5 Strange Holiday Ads from the Fabulous 50’s

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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

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!

Life in the 1950's

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

Hi folks and Welcome to another new segment of Retro Dee’s Guide to the Best Era Ever. I call this one “Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now”. The 1950’s were a very different time, and that becomes more and more obvious each day as we struggle forth in the 21st Century. Life back… Continue reading Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode II

Life in the 1950's

Life in the 50’s: Summer in the 1950’s

Hi folks it's Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of "Life in the 50's!" What was Summer like in the 1950's? Well, I wasn't there, but from what I've heard, it was fun, carefree and, of course, romantic. Like everything in those days, simple joys were appreciated. Just going for a swim or down… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Summer in the 1950’s

Keeping the '50s Alive!

Pinterest: A Retro Lover’s Secret Love Affair

Hi everyone! It's Retro Dee and in this post I'll reveal another secret about how I make the 1950's a retro part of my daily life! Pinterest is a FANTASTIC resource for vintage-retro lovers such as myself. There's seemingly no limit to the pins of all the great old ads from the 50's. There are… Continue reading Pinterest: A Retro Lover’s Secret Love Affair