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1940's and 1950's Research Project

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Ms. Foote

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Pop Culture 1940's & 1950's
- Hairstyles were soft and curly. Straight hair was out and short hair was in.
-Wiggle dress: dresses with a narrow slim skirts ending mid calf.
-Gloves were worn for accessories with Lucite purses.

-Cars in the 1940's were luxury items.
They were for looks.
-In the middle of the 40's cars started
to get more fancy. Like a radio,
a power-operated windows, and a new
methods like using a key and turning
-By the 1950s cars became a
staple in the American Family.
They used cars to travel all over.
-Features in the 1950 car : Cigarette lighter, tinted glass, map lights, armrest, air condition.
A "wraparound windshield" to improve drive visibility. One of the most defining features of the 1950s car was the tail light. The tailight that resembled fins or wings. The lights were bright red like lipstick. Cars were "ornately trimmed."
Time period of

The 1940's
The 1950's
Works Cited Information

1940s: Men were unprepared to fight a global war. Millions of men enlisted or were drafted into the military for work.
Women still stayed home.
Historical People
Joseph Stalin
1950s: Interstate Highway system, allowed workers to commute easily from their homes in the suburbs to jobs in the cities. Which led to a rise of restaurants, motels and gas stations.
-With limited options in the work force, many women chose to become professional homemakers. They devoted themselves to maintaining the home.
Adolf Hitler
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1950's the poodle skirts,leather jacket, and saddle shoes was in style.
12 Angry Men
This film take place in the 1957 director by Sidney Lumet. This film is about 12 jurors who must decide whether an 18-year-old is guilty of killing his father.
Goodwin, Sue. "1940-1949." American Cultural History. Lone Star College Kindwood Library, 1999. Web.7. Feb 2011.

Cars, 1950-1959. & 1940-1949 www.acsu.buffalo.edu Feb 21.2014

The 1940s:World War II --Home front: SIRS decades Feb 22.2014 www.decades.sirs.es.vrc.scoolaid.net

1950s: Everyday Life SIRS decades Feb 22,2014 www.decades.sirs.es.vrc.scoolaid.net

1940's news, event, popular culture and prices Feb24,2014 www.thepeoplehistory.com/1940s

1950s Style clothing, retro dresses Feb 23,2014 www.unique-vintage.com/1950sStyle

Born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as general secretary of the Communist party. Later to become dictator of the soviet union (Russia)Defeated Hitler in world war 2 and died in march 5 1953.
Seven Samurai
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Files about a veteran samurai who has fallen on hard time and answer a villages request for protection from bandits. Then he gather 6 other samurai to help him
Rear Window
Jefferies has had his leg in a cast for weeks and has nothing to do but watch his neighbors from his windows. His voyeurism lead him think that he's witnessed a murder. Together with his girlfriend lisa and his nurse stella they try to solve the mystery and possibly a murder
Born in 1890 in Texas bringing the presidency prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during world war 2. He occupied the presidency during the Korean war. He died in march 28, 1969
Jonathan (Entertainment)
Danielle (Pop Culture)
Chris (Historical People and Events)
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a love triangle in the city of Casablanca which is a refuge for many fleeing foreigners looking for a new life during the war. Political romance with a backdrop of war conflict between democracy and totalitarianism.
Ms. Foote's
English Class
period 3
the 1940' and 1950's
It's a wonderful Life
An Angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
Citizen Kane
This story is about the publishing business and how one thrill-seeker's struggle for power negatively affected everybody he came in contact with and eventually lead to a merciless war.
Director: Frank Capra
Director:Orson Wells
Director: Michael Curtiz
Merv Griffin - I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts(1944)
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land(1947)
Bing Crosby - White Christmas(1942)
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Ray Charles - What'd I say
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-O)
1950Jackie Robinson who was the first Black to play in major league baseball in 1947 signed the highest contract in Brooklyn Dodger history at $35,000 a year. Also the New York Yankees obtain their 1st black players Elston Howard and Frank Barnes.

1950 Boxing
Ezzard Charles retains his World Heavyweight Championship with a 15 round unanimous decision over Joe Louis in New York City.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
This is the first and most well known in the series The Chronicles of Narnia. A loose allegory of the fight against fascism in WWII. Though considered one of the greatest fantasy books of all time, it is often criticized as a too obvious for of Christian indoctrination of children.
The Lord of Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Tower
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Return of the King
This is a series book that is epic high fantasy and less complex children fantasy novel
The Hobbit
(1937) All of those books where publish in the 1954 and they were shelved 4 times as 1595-1959
American Football
Notre Dame / Fighting Irish win four championships
The platoons introduced using different players for offense and defense
Top 200 songs for 1940's-1949. & 1950's-1959, http://www.acclaimmusic.net/current/1940's-49s.htm
Sports and Literature http://fifties1950s.com/1950sports.htm
Best movie of the 1940s-1950s http://goodmovielist.com/best-movies/best-movies-of-1950-1959.html
American Cultural History, http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html
There are many authors from the 1940’s that have created many interesting tales about the time, or what the future would hold for everyone. Some wrote to give hope during World War II, such as William Saroyan’s ‘
Human Comedy
’. Others show the brutality of war, like Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For
Whom the Bell Tolls
’. William Saroyan was one of the greatest authors of his time. He chose to write about hope during the 1940’s to keep people’s spirits up. Ernest Hemingway wrote about the brutality of war to show the truth of war.
Pauline Betz Addie,
1940s tennis champion, dies at 91
Pauline Betz Addie, one of the preeminent tennis players of the 1940s, whose career came to an abrupt halt after she won four U.S. Open titles and the 1946 women’s singles championship at Wimbledon, died May 31 at the Summerville assisted-living facility in Potomac. She was 91 and had Parkinson’s disease.

Mrs. Addie, who was known by her maiden name during most of her tennis career, was the country’s dominant female player throughout World War II, when women’s tennis rose to new heights of popularity.
George Musso, a two-way star with the Chicago Bears in the 1930s and 1940s, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died in his sleep early this morning. He was ninety years old.
For 12 seasons during a period when the Chicago Bears were the scourge of pro football, Musso was a dependable 60-minute performer who specialized in the big play as a middle guard on defense and a versatile lineman on offense. A great inspirational team leader, he was the Bears' captain for nine seasons. He became the first player to win All-NFL honors at two positions -- tackle (1935) and guard (1937)
American Football
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in 1882 at hyde park, New York now a national historic site. He asumed the presidency at the depth of the great depression and died in office right before world war 2 drew to a close when American troops were fighting in the fatherland.
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