Posts Tagged: Soviet Union

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

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

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

vintage travel poster Soviet Union

Travels to Russia

A Soviet Spring Vacation Sadly spring break in Siberia is now off-limits to Senator John McCain and other US Representatives thanks to Vladimir Putin’s retaliatory sanctions. Oh, for the good old days of the Soviet Union when American capitalists were

vintage travel poster Soviet Union

Travels to Russia

A Soviet Spring Vacation Sadly spring break in Siberia is now off-limits to Senator John McCain and other US Representatives thanks to Vladimir Putin’s retaliatory sanctions. Oh, for the good old days of the Soviet Union when American capitalists were

vintage newspaper headlines missle-crisis 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

vintage newspaper headlines missle-crisis 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

How to Keep Your Cool in The Cold War

Hot Summer…Cold War Pt V The first cracks in my mid-century American dream appeared some 50 years ago this summer.  Raising the heat of the Cold War a tense President Kennedy appeared on National television 51 years ago this week

How to Keep Your Cool in The Cold War

Hot Summer…Cold War Pt V The first cracks in my mid-century American dream appeared some 50 years ago this summer.  Raising the heat of the Cold War a tense President Kennedy appeared on National television 51 years ago this week

Vintage ad 1960s man barbecueing meat

Licensed to Grill

Hot Summer… Cold War Pt. IV  With the pungent whiff of sizzling meat in the sixties summer air these cowboy cold warriors got into a heated discussion about the threat of Thermonuclear War and President Kennedy’s cry of a Missile

Vintage ad 1960s man barbecueing meat

Licensed to Grill

Hot Summer… Cold War Pt. IV  With the pungent whiff of sizzling meat in the sixties summer air these cowboy cold warriors got into a heated discussion about the threat of Thermonuclear War and President Kennedy’s cry of a Missile