Culture of the Classic Movies Era


Culture of the Classic Movies Era

Web sites devoted to the culture of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America

A collection of photographs from “American Memory, Historical Collections for the National Digital Library,” co-sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Boomers Pinups

Lots of great stuff collected on this directory page, including The Fifties Teen Idols, 1950s Movie Stars and Singers, Fifties TV & Celebrities, Fifties Teen Idol Magazine, Boomers Pinups of Elvis, 1950’s History, Fifties Fashions, and Top 100 Classic Movies.

Creative Americans

Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964, also from “American Memory.” Be sure to check out their other collections.

The Fifties Web

The checkered tablecloth says it all. It’s a celebration of everything wonderful about the decade following WWII, from rock to TV to Burma Shave signs.

The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

A collection of resources originally created for an English class at the University of Pennyslvania.

Private Art: WWII Letters

This site by Rose Pranger (with help from the “Webchick,” who also created the Old Blue-Eyes tribute to Frank Sinatra), is a well-designed and nostalgia-inducing trip through the history of the World War II era.


Are you hip to the blips? Well, you can be if you visit this site, which celebrates a time when, among other things, “a trip to the cinema was like an escape to a fantasyland of infinite possibility.” We couldn’t agree more.

Rewind the 50s

Everything from the 50s, including cars, bikes, pinup art, movie and singing idols, clip art, sound bites, links, and more.

Vintage Pinups

A nice collection of pinup artwork from magazines of the 40s and 50s, plus a special section devoted to artist Donald Rust. Part of CGES’ Classic Sites.


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