Archive for the ‘Famous People’ Category

Fashion Choices From the 1950’s

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The fifties were a time for very unique fashion choices. Many of the styles from the fifties are being use today. Look at many of the vintage stores today and you will find many of the same exact style accessories and clothing articles that were worn during the fifties era.

You can get a lot of great costume options from looking at the fifties. The 1950’s fashion can be used in fun Halloween parties, carhops, or sock hop school dances. Lets also not forget the fun themed parties, where 50’s themed parties can be a real hit.

There were a lot of clothing options during the fifties. This is another perk for choosing to do a 50’s themed costume for your party or event. Having a lot of options can give you the chance to really choose the style that you like.

poodle skirts, 50's fashion, 50's outifts, 50's costumes

poodle skirts, 50's fashion, 50's outifts, 50's costumes

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The Beginning Of The Red Hat Society

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The history of the of the Red Hat Society began in the sunny city of Tucson, Arizona. A woman by the name of Sue Ellen meandered along a thrift shop looking for things she might like to buy. She decided on buying a bright red fedora hat that struck her fancy.

That bright red fedora has now become the symbol of the Red Hat Society. A few years after buying the hat she happened upon a poem “Warning”, written by the author Jenny Joseph. In the poem, a woman explains how she would like to act when she is older.

Poodle Skirt red hat society

Poodle Skirt red hat society

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, and satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.” At the end of the poem she explains that she knows she presently needs to continue to be a good example to those around her. However, she also believes she ought to practice living the way she would like to now a little, so people won’t be too shocked when she suddenly is an older woman and she wears purple.

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Lame Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 19th, 2009

We’ve all been there. It’s 9:30 on the night of the party and you have no Halloween costume ideas. Here are some quick suggestions of costumes not to choose.

However tempting it may be, avoid being the exercise chick

However tempting it may be, avoid being the exercise chick

Exercise Chick: Here’s a tip. If you would wear that outfit on a normal evening, then it doesn’t count as an actual costume. Throwing on jogging pants, tennis shoes and an iPod does not count as a costume. Go back inside and change.

The Frumpy Housewife – We’ve all seen it before, and it doesn’t get better with time. Seeing a woman with her hair in curlers, wearing a bathrobe and a green mask on her face is old news. Try something new that doesn’t have your friends depressed and slightly offended.

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Top Couple Costumes

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than dressing up together as a couple. Couples costumes are central to Halloween partying. You’re sure to have fun with these funny pairings:

geishaGeisha and Sumo Wrestler: This Japanese grouping is both beautiful and funny. Dress up in a kimono and platform sandals, with hair pulled back in a bun and a beautifully painted face. Your partner can find an inflatable sumo wrestler costume online to complete the look.

Adam and Eve: Dress up as the very first couple. Its a classic costume idea, and will definitely turn some heads. You don’t have to go as natural as they did, just add some fig leaves to your clothes and you’re set.

King Kong and Ann Darrow: Miss Darrow’s beauty charmed the beastly King Kong. Perhaps that is your story too. Any costume that looks like Marilyn Monroe will work for Ann Darrow, and a good Gorilla costume will be great for King Kong.

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The King!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Elvis Presley is recognized by millions as one of the most influential people in music history. Elvis’s influence was so widespread and so profound that many refer to him as the ‘King of Rock ‘n’ roll’. His career included acting, singing, song writing and performing.

Elvis wasn’t always the cool popular boy we usually think of when we think back on the 50’s. He was described in his youth as a “well-mannered and quiet child.” At times he was the target of classmate cruelty. Things were thrown at him because he was different. He stuttered and he was a considered a mama’s boy.

Even when he first started performing in the fifties he was described as a shy, well-mannered, quiet boy. Yet he was an amazing performer. None who talked to him could believe that he was the same guy on the stage singing and dancing in such controversial ways. The reaction of the crowd was something that had never been seen before. Yet, when he first started recording no one looked at him as anything different. Right before his first recording they asked him who he sounded like. His response was, “I don’t sound like nobody.” He soon proved that true and this was the voice and music America had been waiting for.

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The Immortal Jimmy

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

James Dean was a huge icon during the 1950s. He had it all going for him, the look and fashion, talent along with a great progressing movie career. His life was cut short at a very young age but this didn’t stop him from being a powerful fifties icon that is still idolized and discussed during our age.

His acting career first started when he appeared in a Pepsi commercial.


Soon after, he quit college to work full time as an actor. He appeared in shows and movies such as Hill Number One, Fixed Bayonets, Sailor Beware and Has Anybody Seen My Gal.

In the fifties his career picked up when he appeared in The Web, studio One, Lux Video Theatre and Omnibus. Omnibus was a stepping-stone for his role in Rebel Without a Cause because he played almost the exact same character.

Rebel Without a Cause (see trailer) was the movie that truly immortalized Jimmy Dean. Every girl in the fifties fell in love with him. Joe Hyams said that Dean was “one of the rare stars, like Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift, who both men and women find sexy.”

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