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“race Elvis Presley “The King” 7B. Teen Culture
“Juvenile Delinquency” ???
1951 J. D. Salinger’s
A Catcher in the Rye
Catcher Marlon Brando in
The Wild One (1953) James Dean in
Rebel Without a
Cause 7C. Teen Culture
The “Beat” Generation:
f Jack Kerouac On The Road
On f Allen Ginsberg poem, “Howl”
Allen f Neal Cassady f William S. Burroughs
William “Beatnik” “Clean” Teen 7D. Teen
CRules of the 1950s:
U Obey Authority.
U Control Your Emotions.
U Don’t Make Waves Fit in
Don’t with the Group.
U Don’t Even Think About Sex!!! 8A. Religious
Revival Today in the U. S., the Christian faith is back in the
center of things. -- Time magazine, 1954
Time Church membership: 1940 64,000,000
1960 114,000,000 Television Preachers:
1. Catholic Bishop Fulton J. Sheen “Life is
2. Methodist Minister Norman Vincent Peale 2.
The Power of Positive Thinking
3. Reverend Billy Graham ecumenical message;
warned against the evils of Communism. 8B. Religious Revival
Hollywood: apex of the biblical epics. The Robe
1953 The Ten Commandments
1959 Ben Hur It’s un-American to be un-religious!
-- The Christian Century, 1954
The 9A. Well-Defined Gender
The ideal modern woman married, cooked and
cared for her family, and kept herself busy by
joining the local PTA and leading a troop of
Campfire Girls. She entertained guests in her
family’s suburban house and worked out on the
trampoline to keep her size 12 figure.
-- Life magazine, 1956
Monroe The ideal 1950s man was the provider, protector,
and the boss of the house. -- Life magazine, 1955
Life 1956 William H. Whyte, Jr. The
Organization Man A a middle-class, white suburban
male is the ideal.
male 9B. Well-Defined Gender
1948 Sexual Behavior in the Human
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