Jukebox Jive: Hot Tips to Keep Your Romance Sweet

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Barron's, 2004 - Photography - 144 pages
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Here's a words-and-pictures memory trip into the era of bobby sox, the glowing, multicolored Wurlitzer jukebox, the jitterbug, and the lindy hop. A typical quip comes from playwright Thornton Wilder, who says: "My advice to you is not to inquire why or whether, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate-" Juke Box Jive is one of a two-book series titled Retro Moments. These titles recall the days when Mom and Dad were teens. Old-fashioned photos and illustrations on every page appear with pithy quotations and comical quips drawn mainly from mid-twentieth-century writers-or with brief, entertaining one-page essays that give historical background to many aspects of twentieth-century pop culture. Retro Moments make great gift books, but bookstore gift-buyers probably will take home extra copies for themselves. These delightful little books carry their readers back to the days of drive-ins, roadside diners, fin-tailed convertibles, and the bright magazine advertisements of yesteryear.

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About the author (2004)

Wynn Wheldon, an Englishman, is an avid observer of American customs, arts, and crafts. He has published two previous books on American themes, and has contributed articles to major British newspapers and magazines, including "The Daily Telegraph", "The Independent on Sunday", and "Homes and Gardens".

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