Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy
In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled and the standard of living was flying high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation who reinvented the way we lived. With colorful memorabilia and vintage photos, Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy showcases this space-age promised land and the society that jump-started a cultural explosion. Charles Phoenix leads a nostalgic tour of his homeland, providing an up-close view of the way Southern Californians lived, where they worked and how they played. Readers will cruise in hot rods to Bob's Big Boy, go to the drive-in for Cokes and a movie, enjoy pools, patios and barbecues, and pull into that first McDonald's. Southern California in the '50s covers the suburban spread of stylish tract homes, coffee shops, supermarkets, shopping centers and bowling alleys, the modern conveniences that replaced rural valley farms, dairy pastures and fragrant orange groves. Readers rub elbows with the elite in Hollywood, and enjoy novelty of themed restaurants, motels and roadside attractions, attend fairs, festivals and parades and tour Knott's Berry Farm, Santa's Village, Marineland, Pacific Ocean Park and Disneyland when all were brand new. Anyone who loves or lives the Southern California lifestyle must have Southern California in the '50s.
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Great fun in Southern CaliforniaUser Review - socalnative - Overstock.com
Bought this book for myself and enjoyed it so. Bought another and sent it to my sister who lives out of state.She also enjoyed this nostalgic trip of living the Southern California lifestyle in the ... Read full review
Cool SoCal HistoryUser Review - scarlett2007 - Overstock.com
This is a really fun and great coffee table book. It was fun to look at all the pictures from my childhood and I actually bought the book for my older brother and sister for Christmas since they would remember more than I about this time in So Cal history. Read full review