Posts tagged "1950s"

52 Years Late, Phyllis Richman Tells Harvard Admissions How She Had A Career And A Family

In June 1961, after applying to Harvard’s graduate program in city planning, Phyllis Richman received a letter from Harvard asking her exactly how she planned on having a career and a family.

You see, Phyllis’s admission seemed like a waste of time to the admissions office. William A. Doeble, a professor in the…

By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With Knowing Everything About “Wives With Beehives”

Oh, feminism, what a tangled web you weave! How could I have missed “Wives With Beehives,” a program that aired last Thursday night on TLC (of course), about couples who purposefully live a 1950s lifestyle? The husbands go off to work, carrying their lunch in a pail, natch, while the wives stay at their kitsch-ed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Dubiously Sourced Survey Says Women Find 1950s-Era Men The Most Desirable

Women most desire the manners and appearance of men from the 1950s, according to a new survey by the men’s skincare brand, Scaramouche & Fandango. (Yes, that’s their real name.) The survey found that more than half of women thought men cleaned up better in the 1950s and more than two-thirds of these poor, beleaguered wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

Scandalous Butt-Baring Men’s Fashions From The 1950s

What were the most cutting edge men of the 1950s wearing to the beach? Butt-baring barely-there swimwear, if this old reel is any indication. This fashion show, highlighting the creations of campy Brit designer Dale Cavana,  features male models with shockingly tiny waists, revealing animal-print banana hammocks, and de rigeur “leisurely” knotted ties. Enjoy! [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2012

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]

Please tell me this is a joke. This is a joke, right?

The office of a Republican politician in Brooklyn, New York, will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

Marion Cotillard’s Take On Rockabilly Hair

For last night’s party in Cannes celebrating fancy jewelry company Chopard’s 150th anniversary, Marion Cotillard paired a metallic jumpsuit with a French twist that wound its way up her head, ending in a bang-like bun. What do you think of Marion’s rockabilly hairdo? I think the front part resembles a croissant or some other deliciou…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 18, 2010