Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Wayback Machine

I am working on decorations for a party next week that has a 50s theme. Weren't the 50s cute? I am using these ads and several others on the tables, in hopes that they will provide some conversation starters.

This is my favorite ad. They are just so cute, and I never thought of using SOS pads on anything other than pans.

OK, right. Guess this didn't really work since it never made it past the 50s.

International Harvester made refrigerators??? That were femineered?? I sure would like to get a fridge in color, but I sure would not want to have to dress up like that every day. Bet she has a girdle on under that swirly dress.

Dear Maybelline, guess the natural look was not popular in the 50s. What do you call those eyebrows?? Read the text.......a few soft accents?????? hahahahahahahaha!

I also put together some interesting trivia on the decade of the 50s. The 50s saw the invention of:
  • Tupperware
  • cake mixes
  • frozen peas
  • TV dinners
  • Silly Putty
  • color TV
  • fish sticks
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Saran Wrap
  • Sugar Smacks (56% sugar!! good stuff!)
  • peanut M&Ms
  • Barbie!
  • Jiffy Pop
  • Play Doh
  • The Slinky
The 50s also saw the one billionth can of Spam sold and over 4,000 drive in movies playing James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day movies. The minimum wage was $1, but only 3% unemployment.

What's cookin' good lookin?
Normal Girl

6 comments:

Dena E's Blog said...

This was so cute ,,what a fun post. So happy I happened upon your blog!!! Hope to see you visit mine sometime too.
Lots of memories this brought back to me..Thanks, my younger days don't seem so far away right now..Hugs from Iowa~~~ Dena

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Eric Alder said...

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Just kidding!
(Don't ya hate those?)

Those ads from the 50's were great! Thanks for sharing them!

Bastelopoly said...

Haha I love the Maybelline Marketing and I love the 50's!

Once I organized a Crime-Dinner and it was all in the 50's theme.

Very nice blog!

Movieguy said...

A billion cans of spam! Makes me want to make a spam samich!

UjSen said...

I have a feeling life before Y2K was far better than it is now, or will ever be.....