Jukebox Jive: Hot Tips to Keep Your Romance Sweet
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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