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Baby Boom: Thursday December 9, 2010
Transcript of Baby Boom: Thursday December 9, 2010
Suburbia, Teen Culture,
Rock And Roll, Television By: Mahima Kuruvila & Sara Omer Thursday December 9, 2010
The post-war period in which 78 million babies were born after soilders returned from the war to their families
1961 survey showed that 4 out of 10 people living in Canada were under the age of 20 1950's Slang •Going Ape - to explode or be really mad
•Are you writing a book? - You're asking too many questions
•Bad news - Depressing person
•Blast - A good time
•Boss - Great
•Square - A regular, normal person
•Nerd - Bill Gates without the money
•No sweat - No problem
•Passion Pit - Drive-in movie theater
•What's buzzin, cuzzin - What's new?
•Wail - Go fast
•Tank - A large sedan - usually driven by parents or older people
•Threads - Clothes
•Unreal - unbelievable
•Wazoo - Your rear end
•Cookin' - Doing it well
•Spaz Someone who is uncoordinated, or a clutz
•Fat City - Happy
•Flick - A movie
•Hang - As in "hang out" which means not doing much
•Heat - The Police
•Hip - Someone who is cool
•later, gator - Goodbye
•Like crazy - Really good
•Make out - A kissing session
Consumerism What is a "Baby Boom?" • After WW2 the economy improved greatly, which encouraged more spending for families and the large increase in population
• Government was paying for many services for veterans which allowed more money for leisure purchases
• New technologies, products and services were introduced to the public (cameras, ball-point pens, typewriters, photo copiers, spray cans etc.)
• Malls started opening and shopping became a pastime
• The first mall in Canada was Norgate Shopping Centre, and was built in Montreal in 1949
• Teenagers (baby boomers) were main target consumers because they had leisure time and money to spend. Teenagers also created many fads and trends for the new era
• Canadians were looking for ways to improve and ease their lifestyle
• Growing advertisement industry (magazines, brochures, TV commercials)
• Advertising began to “brainwash” people into buying new products The Television • The 1950’s is known as “The Golden Age of Television” because almost every family was buying TV’s during this period
• television made a huge impact on family life in the 1950s
• families began to spend a lot of time watching TV together
• shows moved from radio to television
• people turned to television for entertainment AND information because it allowed Canadians to know what was going on in the world.
• World began to be a “global village” KNOW? WANT TO KNOW? LEARN? Suburbia After the war, There was an expansion of population in Canada, as well as around the World and therefore was a demand for more housing.
Developers began building thousands of homes outside the cities where it was cheaper and were nicknamed "bedroom communities".
Each community in the suburb was like a little town of its own. It had its own schools, parks, and places of worship.
Included the vision of the traditional family that usually had three to four children
Suburbs became the new glamorous countryside.
The suburbs were very poplular do to the government giving money to the veterans of the World WarII which helped them with morgage and education.
A popular show that was loved by most families was I Love Lucy.
The show starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and ran from 1951-1957 and was adored by many viewers Elvis Presley January 8 1935 – August 16 1977
Died from misuse of prescription drugs
One of the most popular American singers in the 20th century
Known as the “king of rock and roll”
“African American music”
The “inventor” or rhythm and blues, country etc
Had a great effect on teens and the music culture Teenagers After WW1 people began spending a longer time in school getting an education
Adulthood and responsibilities were delayed, which resulted in the invention of the idea of the “teenager”
Most of the Canadian population were teenagers because of the baby boom
Teenagers started becoming more independent and freedom
Before WW2 teens were taught to take life seriously , however after WW2 teenagers had much more freedom
Teen rebellion started during the 1950s Teenage Fads & Trends Girls: Poodle cuts
Croonskin hats Baby Boomers include:
• Charles, Prince of Wales, b. 1948
• Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, b. 1952
• Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom b. 1953
• Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistan Prime Minister, b. 1953- d. 2007
• Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, b. 1956
• Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian-born militant Islamist, b. 1957
• Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, b. 1959
• Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, b. 1954
• Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey, b. 1950
• Linda Ronstadt, musician, b July 15, 1946
• Donovan Leitch, singer/songwriter, b. 1946
• Sylvester Stallone, actor, b. 1946
• Dolly Parton, singer, songwriter, b. January 19, 1946
• Steven Spielberg, director, b. 1946
• David Bowie, singer/songwriter, b. 1947
• Elton John, singer/songwriter/musician, b. 1947
• David Letterman, comedian, current host of The Late Show, b. 1947
• Carlos Santana, guitarist, songwriter, b. 1947
• Ozzy Osborne, singer, b. 1948
• Robert Plant, Lead Singer - Led Zeppelin, b. 1948
• Stevie Nicks, singer/musician Fleetwood Mac, b. 1948
• John Bonham, drummer - Led Zeppelin, b. 1948
• Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury cartoonist, b. 1948
• Billy Joel, singer, b. 1949
• Twiggy, model, b. 1949
• Bruce Springsteen, singer/songwriter, b. 1949
• Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, b. 1950
• Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer co-founder, b. 1950
• Jay Leno, comedian, current host of The Tonight Show, b. 1950
• Robin Williams, actor, b. 1951
• Patrick Swayze, Actor b. 1952
• Roseanne Barr, Actor, comedienne, b. 1952
• Christopher Reeve, actor, philanthropist, b. 1952
• Jerry Seinfeld, comedian b. 1954
• Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host b. 1954
• Howard Stern, satellite radio disc jockey, b. 1954
• John Travolta, actor, b. 1954
• Denzel Washington, actor, b. 1954
• Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, PARC researcher b. 1955
• Bruce Willis, actor, b. 1955
• Steve Jobs, Apple Computer co-founder, b. 1955
• Bill Gates, entrepreneur, IT, b. October 28, 1955 Converse Shoes:
Converse are the preferred footwear of teenagers and the symbol of rebellion. These cheap and easily obtained shoes are worn by students around the world. In Canada,cheerleaders wear sweaters, short skirts, and ankle socks with canvas topped shoes (or keds). Interesting Facts about the 1950’s: The first photocopying machine was created in the 1950’s. However, it did take considerable time for the popularity of the machine to spread all over.
Here’s another interesting fact about the 1950’s in the fashion scenario. This was the time when pointed toes and stiletto heels reached new peaks of popularity.
The color television set was introduced in USA.
The year 1951 also introduced a beauty competition such as Miss World.
# Jonas Salk introduced the first polio vaccine in 1955.
# This was also the year of animated films such as Walt Disney’s Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.
Rock & Roll Rock N Roll began with black musicians in the southern United States, but by the 60’s it was influenced also by British groups.
Youth rebellion was most evident in a new kind of music. New technologies such as the car, radio portable record player and transistor radio made it possible for teens to listen to music in more ways than ever before. Their music of choice was Rock N Roll. Rock & Roll Rock N Roll began with black musicians in the southern United States, but by the 60’s it was influenced also by British groups.
Youth rebellion was most evident in a new kind of music. New technologies such as the car, radio portable record player and transistor radio made it possible for teens to listen to music in more ways than ever before. Their music of choice was Rock N Roll. By:Mahima & Sara