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Transcript of Outsiders Intro
Lyndon B. Johnson
1967 in the U.S.A.
A first-class stamp cost 5 cents.
#1 TV Show is The Andy Griffith Show
# 1 Band - The Beatles
Bonnie and Clyde
The Dirty Dozen
You Only Live Twice
Cool Hand Luke
Kids from the "wrong side of town"
Greased back hair, jeans, leather jackets, t-shirts with rolled up sleeves
Known as "hoods"
1967 Social Groups
#1 Show - The Andy Griffith Show
The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys
Rich kids from the "right side" of town
Often had more money.
Drove corvettes and wore madras (plaid shirts)
The main hang-out on weekends.
You watched the movie and hoped everyone would check out your car!
Cars were a major status symbol in the 60's.
Companies significantly redesigned cars every year.
The gas crisis didn't happen until the 1970's.
Cars in the 1960s
Written by S.E. Hinton
Published in 1967
Considered the first young-adult novel.
Based on people and situations Hinton knew.
Drive-in restaurants were popular places to take dates and hang-out with friends.
Gangs also used drive-in restaurants as hang-outs.
swipe, lift, rolled
The American Dream
Happiness for a kid in the 60's was a girlfriend or boyfriend, a car, some money, a strong group of friends, and an cold bottle of soda.
How have things changed today?
How are they the same?
A FEW MORE
Cool Hand Luke
Why is he important to The Outsiders?