Posts Tagged: 1960s

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Kennedy Wanted For Treason Poster 1963

Dangerous Donald: A Clear and Present Danger?

Who’s Committing Treason? In November 1963 a few short days before President John Kennedy visited Dallas where he would be tragically assassinated, thousands of handbills like these were distributed by supporters of the right-wing group the John Birch Society, a

Kennedy Wanted For Treason Poster 1963

Dangerous Donald: A Clear and Present Danger?

Who’s Committing Treason? In November 1963 a few short days before President John Kennedy visited Dallas where he would be tragically assassinated, thousands of handbills like these were distributed by supporters of the right-wing group the John Birch Society, a

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

paper doll book illustration 1960s

Happy National Junk Food Day

Junk Food a go-go circa 1966. “Happy National Junk Food Day” from “This Years Girl. “

paper doll book illustration 1960s

Happy National Junk Food Day

Junk Food a go-go circa 1966. “Happy National Junk Food Day” from “This Years Girl. “

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

Growing up liking it- Menstruation Booklet Modess

Menstruating in the Age Of Mad Men

Lady talk has gone viral. A woman’s period, once cloaked in privacy  lingering on the periphery of polite conversation  has now permeated public discourse. Credit  in part goes to the heated debate about the inequity of tampon taxes as well

Growing up liking it- Menstruation Booklet Modess

Menstruating in the Age Of Mad Men

Lady talk has gone viral. A woman’s period, once cloaked in privacy  lingering on the periphery of polite conversation  has now permeated public discourse. Credit  in part goes to the heated debate about the inequity of tampon taxes as well