Culture of the Classic Movies Era
Web sites devoted to the culture of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.
A collection of photographs from “American Memory, Historical Collections for the National Digital Library,” co-sponsored by the Library of Congress.
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.
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964, also from “American Memory.” Be sure to check out their other collections.
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.
A collection of resources originally created for an English class at the University of Pennyslvania.
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.
Everything from the 50s, including cars, bikes, pinup art, movie and singing idols, clip art, sound bites, links, and more.
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.