A Drive Back To The 1950's


Isn’t it funny how whatever time period you were born in, you really didn’t notice or appreciate the style back then?

I was born in the 1950's and thought of it as the most boring decade when it came to fashion and style; whether it be the clothing, home décor, automobiles, or even the music that was popular back then.

For some reason, everything seemed so humdrum and flavorless.

Here is a photo of me when I was only a year old. And you can tell by the expression on my face how bored I was.

It looks like I'm thinking, "What the HELL am I doing here in the '50's?!?"


I guess that must be because we were in such a hurry to grow up and move on, that we bypassed it.

Well, the whole reason I decided to post this today is because last week I visited a women’s clothing store that specializes in vintage reproductions of the ‘50's fashion - Bettie Page.

And as I walked through the door, it was as though I had stepped over a magic threshold that transported me from 2013 to the 1950’s.

It literally felt like I was back there because the whole store is designed in the ‘50’s style – from the light fixtures, display cases, and photos on the walls. Even the music they play is from the ‘50’s.

And the cherry on the top is that all the women who work there are dressed from head to toe in ‘50’s fashion; including hair and makeup.

As I slowly made my way around the store, I began looking at all the merchandise they offered, when it suddenly HIT me.

Wow…the 1950’s were GREAT!

After I got home, I went online and started researching the fashion of the '50's. And what impressed me the most was that the clothing back then actually had a distinct and defining style.

Women’s attire was feminine, chic and sexy; flattering the female form.

And men’s attire was masculine, tailored and handsome; flattering the male form.

So as tribute to the 1950’s, I would like to take you on a drive back to the past.

Most of these images are recreations.

And this just goes to show how great style…never dies.

Rather, it has a way of being reincarnated.

Enjoy your trip...


From Mad Men - set in the late '50's and early '60's

Faaaaaaabulous dress and jacket

What a HANDSOME and SHARP look

From the movie Far From Heaven -set in the '50's

Makeup and hair styles


Home decor and appliances

1950's vintage drive-in diner

1950's vintage fashion

1950's vintage car

Yup, now when I look back on the 1950's, I can see how great it was!

And I wonder if people will look back to the fashion and style of today, and see them as GREAT?


Wait…what fashion? What style?

Happy Monday, peeps!

60 comments

  1. I totally agree with you Ron!! Since we are the same age, I can go back to that time and remember my mom and dad wearing those same outfits...the cars! The hair and makeup remind me of my Barbie dolls!! I LOVED my Barbie dolls...we must have had a zillion of them between my sister and I ... we played with them for years!! I really loved it when my daughter was old enough for Barbie's and I got to enjoy it all over again. There is a store in Myrtle Beach similar to the one you have mentioned...it transported me right back...it was totally like Time Travel! What a hoot!! Love the pink appliances....My ex's grandmother had her entire kitchen done in pink with stainless steel countertops! Good memories!! The whole kitchen was lower than normal as she was very short. Just my size...loved it!! Ummm...yeah....today's kids have no style at all. NONE. Let's go back to the 50's!! Maybe I'll put the movie Grease on! Happy Monday! I love your posts! xo Jeanne

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  2. Hellooooooo Jeanne!

    OMG...I just this second finished publishing this post. You and I must be night owls!

    " Since we are the same age, I can go back to that time and remember my mom and dad wearing those same outfits...the cars! The hair and makeup remind me of my Barbie dolls!!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Wasn't the fashion back then faaaaaabulous? And yes, I always wanted Barbie doll too! In fact, one of my readers actually bought and mailed me a Barbie doll last year. Now I can say I FINALLY have one!

    "Love the pink appliances....My ex's grandmother had her entire kitchen done in pink with stainless steel countertops! Good memories!!"

    Me too! LOVE the appliances! The colors they used were so bright and cheerful!

    " Ummm...yeah....today's kids have no style at all. NONE. Let's go back to the 50's!!"

    You said it, dear lady. NONE! And every time I see a pair of the those god-awful low-hanging pants, I want to SCREAM! In fact, just this afternoon I saw a GIRL walking around like that!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jeanne. Have a smashing week!

    X to you and the girlz!

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  3. I am not a product of the 1950s but I do live the style. Pin up style from the 1950s is my favorite. From the clothes to the makeup. Its just absolutely gorgeous- nothing like the fashion of today. Also, love that you showed a picture of Mad Men, recently got into watching this show and I gotta say I am getting hooked! Hope you have a great week Ronnie!

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  4. I've always loved the 1950s kitchen. Probably because we had the turquoise appliances growing up. And I LOVE retro phones. Have you ever been to Restoration Hardware? You would love it!

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  5. 40's and 50's fashions were very elegant. Personally I prefer the 60's because that's when I was in my teens. :)

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  6. Rob LenihanAugust 19, 2013

    Excellent post, Ron! I'm really not one to wallow in nostalgia, but I believe there was definite concern for quality back in the 1950s that we don't have today.
    The clothes were well-made, not mass-produced Wal-Mart crap and people took pride in how they looked. Products were built to last. Now everybody's going for the gangsta look.
    I think we were born in the wrong era!
    Nice job, buddy, and I love that baby picture! Have a stylish week!

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  7. Gosh, Ron, I'm really into reminiscing now. Psst don't tell anyone but I first got married in the 50s. I agree with everything you say, the fashions were smart, women were elegant, and men were handsome and well turned out. We were proud of our appearance, unlike today when anything goes, yes haha including the low slung trouser brigade. Even now I like things just right. I can't thank you enough for taking me on a tour of the good old days. Happy Monday x

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  8. Meant to say.... my aunt who recently died had a bright pink shower room... which the rest of my cousins simply hated. I guess I'm the odd one out... grins.

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  9. Dianne WilsonAugust 19, 2013

    the slacks in the first photo were called cigarette pants - I think
    they're so classy

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  10. Oh Ron, what a GREAT post! I know of the store you speak of, Bettie Page, because I've been in the one in Las Vegas and had such a great time looking at the clothes. Even though I'm younger and didn't grow up back then, I have such an affinity for the 50's fashion and style. I also love the 40's.

    You're so right, the fashion and style of today can't compare. Back then they had style. I love the photo of the blue dress. How beautifully feminine.

    And that photo of you as a one year old is so cute!

    Have wonderful week, Ron!

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  11. Hey there Shae!

    " Pin up style from the 1950s is my favorite. From the clothes to the makeup. Its just absolutely gorgeous- nothing like the fashion of today."

    Yes! And that is where the store, Bettie Page, stems from - the pin up style. They have a lot of stores around the country yet, they are branching out. It's faaaabulous store, you would love it.

    "lso, love that you showed a picture of Mad Men, recently got into watching this show and I gotta say I am getting hooked!"



    Because I don't watch TV or have cable, I've only seen clips of the show on You Tube and it LOVED what I saw. The style and fashion are awesome!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a super week!
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  12. Morning Bijoux!

    "I've always loved the 1950s kitchen. Probably because we had the turquoise appliances growing up."



    Weren't they the COOLEST? Love the colors and shape of the appliances - everything were sort of rounded; having almost a 'space age' look.


    And yes! I HAVE been to Restoration Hardware and love it. There was a few of those stores in Florida. We don't have them here in Philly though :(


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a most excellent week!

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  13. Good moring Pearl!

    Yes, they were VERY elegant indeed!

    "Personally I prefer the 60's because that's when I was in my teens. :)"



    Yes, the 60's had bit of a roll-over from the 50's. I too was in my teens back then.


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely week!

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  14. Love it...a classy era for sure. Speaking of class the women who I've always admired for their fashion and etiquette class are Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Onasis, and Princess Di. I think there are certainly people not only bred with class but born with it.

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  15. Hey there Rob!

    "I'm really not one to wallow in nostalgia, but I believe there was definite concern for quality back in the 1950s that we don't have today."



    Yes, thank you - well-made and products were built to last. OMG...a week after you purchase a dress shirt now, the buttons FALL OFF.


    I found that baby picture in a box of old photos. Can you believe I was wearing 'feetie' pajamas. HA! Remember those?!?


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have SUPA weekend!


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  16. Goooooood morning Valerie!

    "Gosh, Ron, I'm really into reminiscing now."

    Me too! I hadn't really of the '50's in so long, but after visiting that store, I was very reminiscent.

    "Psst don't tell anyone but I first got married in the 50s."

    HA! Shhhhh...okay, I won't :)

    "We were proud of our appearance, unlike today when anything goes, yes haha including the low slung trouser brigade."



    Aren't those trousers the pits?? Yesterday I saw a young girl wearing them.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a beautiful week!


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  17. OMG...how faaabulous!


    Shhhh...don't tell anyone, but I love PINK!


    Yeah, I'm odd as well ;)


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  18. Dianne, thank you SO MUCH for letting me know that because I thought they were called capri pants. But I think capri pants are shorter in the ankles.


    Yup...soooooooo classy, weren't they?


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Have supa' week!


    ((((((((((( You )))))))))))


    X to you, Hope, Siren, and Isadora!

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  19. Hola Denise!

    "I know of the store you speak of, Bettie Page, because I've been in the one in Las Vegas and had such a great time looking at the clothes."

    Yes, you are right! In fact, I asked one of the sales ladies where the store had originated and she said, Vegas. So that must of have been their original store you were in.

    " I also love the 40's."

    Meeeeeeee too! So classy!

    "I love the photo of the blue dress. How beautifully feminine."



    Isn't that dress faaaaaabulous? I love the neckline and how the skirt part flairs out.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have wonderful as well!


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  20. Helloooooo Suzi!

    "Love it...a classy era for sure."

    You said it...classy!

    " Speaking of class the women who I've always admired for their fashion and etiquette class are Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Onasis, and Princess Di. I think there are certainly people not only bred with class but born with it."



    Love how you said that! And yes, I agree...not only bred with it but BORN with it.


    I loved Audrey Hepburn.


    Thank you for stopping by, my friend. Have a beautiful week!


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  21. BenzekneesAugust 19, 2013

    I don't think anyone will ever look at the drop crotch pants as stylish, no matter when they look back on them!

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  22. Yes, I think you're absolutely right.

    Aren't they lovely? HA!

    Thank you for stopping by this morning, Benzeknees! Have a terrific week!

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  23. The 50's were great times Ron. The best times ever to grow up in and a time when women were adored for their shapeliness. I would love to see the 50's and early 60's men and women back. They were also times of great labour saving inventions.


    It's when the UK came alive, after WWII.

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  24. Ron, that baby picture of you is priceless. I wasn't born back then, but I've seen old family photos of relatives and could see just how classy the style and fashion was. And the cars. Now those were cars!


    I believe you're right, great style and fashion has a way of coming back and being remember.


    Very cool post, dude!

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  25. Hey there Babs!

    "The best times ever to grow up in and a time when women were adored for their shapeliness."

    Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning that because I think the same thing. In fact, I had told one of the sales ladies in the store that back then, women were admired for their shapeliness.

    " They were also times of great labour saving inventions.

    It's when the UK came alive, after WWII."



    Yes! There is a movie called, "Yanks" with Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave, which is set in that time period in the UK. It's a WONDERFUL movie!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  26. Hiya Matt!

    I found that baby picture in a box of old photos over the weekend. And it's hysterical that I'm wearing "feetie" pajamas, which were the rage back then.

    " And the cars. Now those were cars!"



    Weren't the cars AWESOME? Sturdy, strong and built to last. I remember my father having a 1950's Cadillac, like the one in the 4th photo down (except in white). That car was HUGE!


    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a terrific week!


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  27. LOL! I've always kidded my children that the today's "music" is going to be hard be considered "classic rock" in 20 years. Funny how the good old days are only good when you look back on them after a decade or more. There was a quite a remarkable sense of style in the 50s. But, although well-dressed, that era came with it's fair share of cultural problems. And that last shot just makes me want to grab a stapler. Happy Monday to you too! Hope it's a good one.

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  28. Mark PetruskaAugust 19, 2013

    The 50s WERE great! Tara loves the style from that decade, while I'm more partial to stuff from the 70s and 60s. You should see our home. It's beginning to look like a vintage store!

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  29. Mark, it's so funny because anytime I read one of your posts about how you LOVE the vintage things of the '70's and '60's (like lava lamps), I have to smile because I KNOW what you mean.

    Vintage is AWESOME!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! And welcome home!

    Hope you and Tara had a nice weekend. Can't wait to read about it.

    Have a super week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  30. Hellooooooo Lisa!

    " Funny how the good old days are only good when you look back on them after a decade or more."

    That is sooooooooo true! You don't see it back then, do you?

    "There was a quite a remarkable sense of style in the 50s. But, although well-dressed, that era came with it's fair share of cultural problems."

    Yes, they certainly did. And thank god for the evolution of that. And in many areas we need to evolve more.

    " And that last shot just makes me want to grab a stapler."



    Bwhahahahhahaha! You said it!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Happy Monday to ya!

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  31. When you compare the clothing styles of the '50s to those of today, you make a strong point, Ron. However, I'm not totally sure I'd like to eliminate everything (especially jeans!) Nor am I fond of that '50s kitchen you've shown us -- no microwave or dishwasher! And that phone?? Sorry, but give me my cell phone any day!


    Thanks for this Time Capsule -- and you're right about one thing. The guy with the hat sitting on the car with the fins DOES look sharp!

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  32. What a fab post Ron. I was a baby in the 50's too so this was a lot of fun to see. I LOVE 50's cars most of all, I want a Thunderbird from that era, if $$ allows it some day.
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  33. Helloooo Debbie!

    "However, I'm not totally sure I'd like to eliminate everything (especially jeans!) Nor am I fond of that '50s kitchen you've shown us -- no microwave or dishwasher! And that phone?? Sorry, but give me my cell phone any day!"

    HA!

    No, this post not about eliminating things. In fact, this post not about eliminating anything at all. It's about looking back and appreciating the style and fashion THEN, which is something I never did. I LOVE my jeans! And jeans were actually popular back then as well. And I love, love, love my microwave!!! The modern conveniences we have of today are wonderful (things like, dishwashers, microwaves, cell phones, computers, etc.) not doubt about that.

    "and you're right about one thing. The guy with the hat sitting on the car with the fins DOES look sharp!"



    Amen! And especially compared to the last photo, hu?


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you had a fabu Monday! Enjoy your week!


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  34. Hey there Geraldine!

    "I was a baby in the 50's too so this was a lot of fun to see."

    You too?!?!?!? Isn't it fun to look back and view the fashion and style back then?

    " I LOVE 50's cars most of all, I want a Thunderbird from that era, if $$ allows it some day."



    Oooooo yes, a THUNDERBIRD!!!! And remember the Corvettes and Mustangs?????


    AWE-SOME!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Geraldine! Have a wonderful week!


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  35. Ah, now, you can't pick out the silliest things available now and use that as proof that there is no style. I think every era has really interesting/chic/appealing looks and really awful ones. I like the cut of many '50's dresses (and even have one style like that myself), but my god, their undergarments were hideous! I will say I wish we were a little more inclined to dress up - I love wearing dresses!


    On the other hand, when I look at '50's photos, I think about how difficult it was to be anything other than a straight, white male. There was a serious power imbalance then and I wouldn't live in that time for anything.

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  36. Hey Secret Agent Woman!

    "Ah, now, you can't pick out the silliest things available now and use that as proof that there is no style."

    HA! Yes, I suppose that was an exaggerated example on my part, but that 'look' drives me crazy- insane. OMG...I just wanna RIP them off them.

    "I will say I wish we were a little more inclined to dress up - I love wearing dresses!"

    Thank you! And that's really the point of this post...back then people were more inclined to dress up. When I look at how some people go to the theater and see a play or musical, I gasp at how they dress. Like for a picnic.

    "I think about how difficult it was to be anything other than a straight, white male."

    True.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Hope you had a fantabulous Monday! Enjoy your week!

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  37. Herman TurnipAugust 19, 2013

    Man, I love the style of the 50's, especially the suits. If I had the scratch I'd pick up a few tailored suits, I'd stock up on skinny ties, and pile on the Brylcreem! And don't get me started on Audrey Hepburn. That there's one classy, beautiful woman whose beauty will never goes out of style, and she definitely turns my nickel...

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  38. ron i'm in love with that blue dress. i would probably wear it without the jacket, but it has my name written all over it. at least I think it does. ron, you can compare caveman clothes to what some people call style and in some cases the caveman would be better dressed. i don't know what the heck is up with the last few decades and their sense of style. i watch the jeffersons every morning and i noticed how everyone was always dressed in a suit, dress or or nice pant suit. nothing like what we see today. i'm not an entire 50's lover, i don't know much about the 50's, but looking at the pics, they had style and pride. i bet that store is awesome. would be great to visit actually with everyone dressed from another time.


    oh man, i can't stand to look at what people have on today. i do a lot of screaming in my car and gasping, pointing and whatnot.

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  39. Ron, what a great blast from the past. I am such a Retro freak! I love the look of the 50's, and not only the look, but the whole genre of movies and music as well. I always tell people I was born in the wrong decade.


    That is one sharp-looking suit! Clothes back then had such great detail and classiness. And they were of quality.


    Thanks for the drive back to the 1950's, Ron! That was very cool.

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  40. Hey there Herman!

    " If I had the scratch I'd pick up a few tailored suits, I'd stock up on skinny ties, and pile on the Brylcreem!!

    HA! Love it! And do you know what's funny? I USED Brylcreem at one time, and I can still remember the smell!

    Yes, weren't the style of the suits SHARP? So handsome and classy!

    "And don't get me started on Audrey Hepburn. That there's one classy, beautiful woman whose beauty will never goes out of style, and she definitely turns my nickel..."

    DITTO! Was she not one of the most classiest and beautiful women? To me she had an ethereal quality about her, like an angel! Beautiful lady, inside and out!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud! Hope you had a super Monday! Enjoy your week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  41. Hey there V Girl!

    "ron i'm in love with that blue dress. i would probably wear it without the jacket, but it has my name written all over it."

    Is that not a faaaaaaaaaabulous dress? And yes, the neckline is so stunning, it doesn't even need the jacket.

    "you can compare caveman clothes to what some people call style and in some cases the caveman would be better dressed. i don't know what the heck is up with the last few decades and their sense of style."

    HA! Love it...CAVEMAN clothes!!! But I'll tell ya, that's not far from the truth.

    "i watch the jeffersons every morning and i noticed how everyone was always dressed in a suit, dress or or nice pant suit. nothing like what we see today."

    This era is basically void of a defining style. And anything I DO think is stylish, is a replication of styles from past era's.

    And you said it, back then they had style and pride.

    " i bet that store is awesome. would be great to visit actually with everyone dressed from another time."

    The next time you and I go to NYC, I'll take you there. Either that, or if you come to Philly, I'll bring you to the one here.

    "oh man, i can't stand to look at what people have on today. i do a lot of screaming in my car and gasping, pointing and whatnot."



    Bwhahahahahahaha! CRACKED ME UP! I do the same thing.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a super-duper week!

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  42. Hey ho Robert!

    "the whole genre of movies and music as well. I always tell people I was born in the wrong decade."

    I was on the phone with my brother last night, and he and I were talking about the music and movies of the 50's. He loves the 1950's as well.

    I'll tell ya, going into that store last week really made me appreciate the era I was born in.

    "Clothes back then had such great detail and classiness. And they were of quality."

    You are correct....quality! In fact, I still have several pieces of clothing that belonged to my father from the '50's, which I will wear at times (an overcoat and a rain coat) and they STILL are in great shape. And what's really cool is that original labels are still in them!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a great Monday. Have a COOL week!



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  43. Well what an extraordinary coincidence, I only sent that Audrey photo to someone on Facebook just the other day.
    Stylish indeed. Great post.

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  44. Hey there Dale!

    Oh how ironic!!! And it's funny because I thought of you when I spotted that photo of Audrey online. I hadn't even planned on using a photo of her for this post, however, when I saw it...I couldn't resist. She epitomizes the style and class of this era.

    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a super week!

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  45. Aw, love the pic of little Ronnie! Great post! I miss the days when everyone looked so polished and together. I was born in the 60's but as you know, I think I was reincarnated from the 40's because that's my favorite era.

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  46. Hey Chrissy Girl!

    Thanks....I found that pic in a box of old family photos. The expression on my face made me HOWL. I look constipated - HA!

    " I miss the days when everyone looked so polished and together."

    And me as well. Many people don't seem to 'dress up' anymore. And if they do, it's rare and a small group.

    " I think I was reincarnated from the 40's because that's my favorite era."

    Meeeeeee too! In fact, several years ago I posted about the 1940's. If I had to choose one era that was my fav, it would be then.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Hope you're having a maaaaaaaavelous week!

    X to you and the gang!

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  47. Ron, I forgot to say when I left my comment last night that I love the baby of you. It's funny because your face still looks the same. You haven't aged a bit!

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  48. HA! Thanks Robert! Isn't it something how we all seem to keep certain features in our face that stay with us even when we get older. My father's baby pictures were the same - he still looked that way even he got older!

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  49. Testing, 1...2....3. Woopee!

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  50. Yup....it worked, Chrissy!


    Yaaaaaaaaaay! Now you have a Disqus account!


    I have approved your account on my blog, so that now when you comment it will automatically go through!


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  51. I COMPLETELY AGREE RON... I COMPLETELY AGREE! That kitchen picture? MINE MINE MINE. LOVE that style... LOVE IT. And the clothes were beautiful. I often think I was born in the wrong age... I was meant to be home barefoot and pregnant. In cool clothes. BUT... I have to say I don't think I could do dresses every day. Perhaps a mix of both eras!

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  52. Helloooooooo Katherine!

    Don't ya just LOVE that kitchen style?? And it's funny because in many interior design magazines and design blogs, I see that style being used a lot TODAY. Retro!

    "BUT... I have to say I don't think I could do dresses every day. Perhaps a mix of both eras!"



    I agree. I adore seeing a woman in a dress, but not for every single day. Like that first photo of the model standing next to the car; wearing the cigarette pants. SHARP and CLASSY, but still feminine.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're having a fantabulous week!

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  53. Ron, yes, the store in Vegas is the original and it's incredible! I went back a second time before I left Vegas.

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  54. Funny how when we moved into our house it felt like we were being transported wayyyy back. Built in the 20s... typical old bungalow.
    The decor was basic... old wallpaper, hard wood floors. The kitchen was 'updated' to about the 50s-70s. Speckled kitchen floor and a RED countertop. The stove was probably from the 50s, too. We did keep things that way for a while but eventually had to upgrade a bit. Designing something now that has a 50's look is different than having 50's things... from the actual 50's. LOL They are in such need of repair. LOL
    I probably wouldn't like the form fitting clothing of that era on myself. But looking at it on other women is nice. And Bettie Page... she was so sexy. Looked good in and OUT of everything!

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  55. "Built in the 20s... typical old bungalow. The decor was basic... old wallpaper, hard wood floors. The kitchen was 'updated' to about the 50s-70s. Speckled kitchen floor and a RED countertop."

    OMG, Mary...that housed sounded AWESOME!

    That's the thing I really love having moved back east. Being such an older part of American history, some of the buildings here in Philly STILL have things like the original hardwood floors and glass door knobs from the 30's - like my apartment building.

    "Designing something now that has a 50's look is different than having 50's things... from the actual 50's."

    Yeah, you're right! Nothing can compare to HOW it was designed and made back then.

    "And Bettie Page... she was so sexy. Looked good in and OUT of everything!"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


    I saw the movie that was made about her several years ago. WOW...she was something else, wasn't she?


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!


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  56. Ron - I know I'm really late to this party, but just wanted to say I love every single one of these pictures. People really were put together, weren't they? I think the 50s should have been my era. Instead, I got the 80s. Ugh.



    ps. I adore your childhood picture. "What am I doing here?" Har!


    Enjoy this perfect weekend we're getting. This is our weather, Ron!

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  57. Hellooooooooo Kathy!

    No, you're not late for the party, you're right on time :)

    " People really were put together, weren't they?"

    They sure were. But it's so funny how you don't realize it until much later in life. When I look back on that era now, I go WOW!

    Much thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a faaaaabulous weekend!


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    P.S. Yes, can you BELIEVE the weather? OMG, last night I had the window open and I actually felt a COOL breeze. Yahoo...fall is coming!!!!!

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  58. What a fab post Ron. I was a baby in the 50's too so this was a lot of fun to see. I LOVE 50's cars most of all, I want a Thunderbird from that era, if $$ allows it some day.
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  59. When you compare the clothing styles of the '50s to those of today, you make a strong point, Ron. However, I'm not totally sure I'd like to eliminate everything (especially jeans!) Nor am I fond of that '50s kitchen you've shown us -- no microwave or dishwasher! And that phone?? Sorry, but give me my cell phone any day!


    Thanks for this Time Capsule -- and you're right about one thing. The guy with the hat sitting on the car with the fins DOES look sharp!

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