The 1950s' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2006 - Nineteen fifties - 348 pages
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Journey back fifty years to explore the decade of baby boomers, the Red scare, and the birth of rock and roll with Robert RodriguezOCOs The 1950sOCO Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities . America was revving its engines when the fifties came along, and its citizens more than ready for everything the historic decade had to offer. Rodriguez takes you on a spin down memory lane with dozens of top-ten lists filled with amazing, amusing, and even astonishing trivia from the 1950s. Television exploded into the mainstream in the 1950s, and in this book youOCOll find kidsOCO television, shows that were immensely popular then but forgotten now, and potential series that never got off the ground. Film and music history are also well represented, with lists highlighting the fathers of rock and roll and some unlikely recording artists, plus catchphrases from contemporary films and first roles of future stars. Relive the most notorious crimes of the decade, such as the one that inspired the TV show and film The Fugitive, and its big scandals, such as the quiz show debacle and the deportation of Charlie Chaplin. YouOCOll read about politicians, celebrities, fashion, toys, fads, and disasters. Relearn the hip slang of the time while finding out which tales from the fifties were really tall tales or urban legends that are now debunked. Rodriguez gives you a whole decadeOCOs worth of fun, facts, and all-important memories. It may have been half a century ago, but with The 1950sOCO Most WantedOao, itOCOll seem like just yesterday."
 

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Contents

You Can Say That Again
And Now a Word From Our Sponsors
I Dont Remember Mama
I Coulda Been a Contender
Because We Like You
Fun for a Girl and a Boy
Now Heres Something We Hope You Really Like
Aint That a Shame

Oh Baby Thats What I Like
Who Wrote the Book?
Lets Go for a Ride
Elvis Has Entered the Building
Music Music Music
Serendipity DooWop
Bsides This
Rock Roll is Here to StayNot
Somewhere Theres Music
Im Ready for My CloseUp
The Next Film You See
YOU Are a Blabbermouth
Hello Norma Jeane
You Cant Catch Me
Fasten Your SeatbeltsIts Going to Be a Bumpy Night
The Whole Towns Talking
Once I Had a Secret Love
Vaya con Dios
See You Later Alligator
The Signpost Up Ahead
It Doesnt Matter Anymore
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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