Some of Hollywood’s most notable blockbuster films of the s include: Although the s was a decade dominated by World War II , important and noteworthy films about a wide variety of subjects were made during that era. Hollywood was instrumental in producing dozens of classic films during the s, several of which were about the war and some are on most lists of all-time great films. European cinema survived although obviously curtailed during wartime and yet many films of high quality were made in the United Kingdom , France , Italy , the Soviet Union and elsewhere in Europe. The cinema of Japan also survived. Akira Kurosawa and other directors managed to produce significant films during the s. Film Noir , a film style that incorporated crime dramas with dark images, became largely prevalent during the decade.
Article by Mitchell Stephens Few inventions have had as much effect on contemporary American society as television. Before the number of U. By the late s, 98 percent of U.
Knowing the Styles for Women 1 Find a fitted blouse. Quarter length sleeves were popular during this time period. The shoulders were fitted rather than puffy. However, sleeveless blouses were also popular. Small collars close to the neckline, called Peter Pan collars, were typically round in shape. This type of clothing was hemmed at the hip level to emphasize a woman’s small waist. Collars on jackets were often small and rounded in the Peter Pan style, just like on the blouses.
There were many types of decorative pockets and big buttons on jackets in the s.
Mahalia Jackson as choir soloist History and production[ edit ] The plot of the version of Imitation of Life was significantly altered from the original book and the film version. In the original story, the “Lora” character, Bea Pullman, became successful by commercial production of her maid Delilah’s family waffle recipe the film version features a family pancake recipe instead of a waffle recipe. As a result, Bea, the white businesswoman, becomes rich.
Director Douglas Sirk and screenwriters Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott felt that such a story would not be accepted during the Civil Rights Movement amid milestones, such as the Brown v. Board of Education case and the Montgomery bus boycott , but racial discrimination and inequities was still part of it.
Burritos Burritos, as we Americans know them today, pair ancient culinary traditions with contemporary expectations. What makes burritos different from most other Mexican-American foods is the metamorhpasis of this dish.
Artifacts as time markers Pipe stem dating The clay pipe industry expanded rapidly as tobacco smoking gained popularity in both England and America. Historical archeologists excavating English colonial sites often find pieces of white clay smoking pipes on their sites. In the s J. Harrington studied the thousands of pipe stems excavated at Jamestown and other colonial Virginia sites, noticing a definite relationship between the diameter of the pipe stem bore—or hole—and the age of the pipe of which it had been part.
This change in diameter may have occurred because pipe stems became longer through time, requiring a smaller bore. Louis Binford later devised a mathematical formula to refine Harrington’s method Deetz This dating technique only applies to pipe stems manufactured in England between approximately and Historical archeologists do not rely on pipe stem fragments as the only source for determining a site’s history.
They also consider historical documents and other material culture recovered from the site—such as ceramics, glass, metal artifacts, faunal and botanical samples, and features—to determine its occupation and use. Parts of clay smoking pipes. Heather Hembrey, University of Maryland Try it yourself Pipe stem dating You have recovered sixty-three pipe stem fragments from Verysignificantsite. You wish to analyze these pipe stems to determine when your site was most heavily occupied.
Harrington’s initial studies, the time periods and average bore diameters are as follows Deetz
In most cases dating of a particular slide rule requires consideration of several parameters. Model numbers , serial numbers , catalog descriptions , cursor types , patent dates , variants , and specials are used in combination with each other to fully identify a given rule. The following is a discussion on the subject. There were four different number series in the history of the slide rule line. There was little if no logic to these numbers.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers over million surface acres of America’s public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States (including Alaska). Part of the mission of the BLM is the management and preservation of the cultural and heritage resources found on America’s public lands – prehistoric and historic.
Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and theater in a type of live entertainment that, of course, places nudity on a pedestal. Dita Von Tesse and World Famous BOB have turned the tassel-friendly genre of performance into an evolving practice that challenges everything conventional — from gender politics to sexuality and the public’s perception of the naked body. Burlesque has historic roots in America’s minstrel culture, dating as far back as the s.
However, the version we know today — a marriage of vaudevillian humor and striptease — became popular in the early s, when mostly women performers took to clubs and Broadway venues with their own brand of music, dance and provocative nudity. The era of Prohibition took a toll on the burlesque industry , as teetotaling politicians and authority figures took issue with both the performers and club owners that made burlesque possible.
Cyr, and Blaze Starr emerged as boundary-pushing icons. We dove into the photographic archives to showcase a visual taste of burlesque in the s. Below is a short, but effortlessly stunning look into a decade of body love on stage. Cyr pulls on stockings during a rehearsal of her interpretive dance for the three-dimensional short film “Carmenesque” on January 23, in Los Angeles.
The opening show went on as scheduled. AP Photo American burlesque stripper Tempest Storm removes her bra while performing on stage in AP Photo British actress Joan Collins, right, rehearses a provocative dance for her role in the film, “Seven Thieves”, with technical advisor and real-life burlesque queen Candy Barr in Hollywood, California on August 20, AP Photo Outdoor portrait of American stripper, dancer and burlesque performer Blaze Starr as she dances in the shade of a tree in
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Those tongue-in-cheek postcards, laden with double-entendres and saucy innuendo were once the very embodiment of the British beach holiday. The cards were hugely popular, with British holidaymakers at one point buying over 16 million a year. Though tame by today’s standards, back in those innocent times when sex was a taboo subject, the bawdy artworks were considered by many to be a corrupting influence and were seized in a decade-long anti-obscenity drive led by police.
The campaign saw 1, postcards confiscated in coastal resorts throughout England and Wales. I wish I could see my little Willy: Saucy seaside postcards confiscated by police in s under anti-obscenity laws go on show in a new exhibition Tame:
Dating Rituals in the s By: Karen Spaeder In the s, long before the days of cell phones and social networking, dating was a simple affair that revolved around jukeboxes, soda fountains and well-defined social norms. Dating rituals dictated the proper ways for men to court women, with marriage being the desired outcome for couples that were “going steady.
The following events occurred in the s: Events to Andrew Snowyowl captained the Slytherin Quidditch team., to Jo King captained the Slytherin Quidditch team., to Rufus Winickus captained the Slytherin Quidditch team., to Tom Riddle murders Hepzibah.
Each of the pictured bottles has a relatively short description and explanation including estimated dates or date ranges for that type bottle and links to other view pictures of the bottle. Additional links to images of similar bottles are also frequently included. The array of references used to support the conclusions and estimates found here – including the listed dating ranges – are noted.
Additional information and estimates are based on the empirical observations of the author over 50 years of experience; this is often but not always noted. Various terminology is used in the descriptions that may be unfamiliar if you have not studied other pages on this site. If a term is unfamiliar, first check the Bottle Glossary page for an explanation or definition. As an alternative, one can do a search of this website. Figured Flasks Figured flasks is a generic name for the large class of liquor flasks primarily produced between and Due to their esthetic and decorative nature, these flasks were infrequently discarded unless broken so many survived to the present day.
Figured flasks also include c alabash bottles example below , which are covered separately here because of their distinctive shape, and some flasks that fit the form description but are just embossed with lettering, i. Unlike most other types of liquor bottles which are generally more common without embossing, figured flasks are by definition embossed since the embossed motifs and molded designs are what defines them as figured flasks, though many shapes are also unique to this group e.
Unembossed flasks with shapes similar to some of the later s primarily figured flasks are considered generically in the “Flask not considered figured ” category. The figured flasks described here represent a small cross-section of the hundreds of different types made during their heyday. These type items are occasionally found on historic archaeological sites though usually as fragments since they were not usually discarded until broken.