Great Moments in 1950s Sports

Great Moments in 1950s Sports

Not only was the 1950’s known for great moments in television, movies and music, it was also a big decade for sports.  Here’s a look at some big moments in 1950s sports. 1950 – America beat England 1-0 at a June 29 World Cup match. 1951 – Randolf Turpin, a 23 year old...
The History of Grilling in America

The History of Grilling in America

A look at the history of grilling shows us that the rise of suburban life and the Weber grill helped fuel our love of the backyard ritual. It’s hard to imagine summer weekends and holidays like Memorial Day and Fourth of July without the grill going in the backyard. ...
The Beat Generation and the Changing Culture of the 1950’s

The Beat Generation and the Changing Culture of the 1950’s

The Beat Generation of the 50’s was the forefather of the counterculture movement in the 60’s. The 1950’s is known for many lasting influences in technology, music, movies, food and popular culture.  It was a decade of affluence and innovation.  In the late 1950’s...
1950’s Innovations: Velcro

1950’s Innovations: Velcro

Velcro has become an indispensable product in modern times and was actually inspired by nature. Among the many great innovations that came from the 1950’s is Velcro.  We have Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral to thank for the invention that is used...

The Onion Ring: The Burger’s Next Best Friend

The onion ring may be second choice, but it’s still a delicious one! When going out for a burger in Denver do you always order fries on the side?  French fries and hamburgers go together like peanut butter and jelly.  It’s hard to imagine one without the other. ...
Leaving Black and White Behind for a World of Color Television

Leaving Black and White Behind for a World of Color Television

Color television in the 1950’s was slow to catch on, but NBC was an early innovator of the technology. The 1950’s is generally regarded as The Golden Age of Television.  The new technology was sweeping the country and as more families could afford television...
1950’s Movie Legends:  Marilyn Monroe

1950’s Movie Legends: Marilyn Monroe

Following a short but successful career, Marilyn Monroe remains a 1950’s icon. One the brightest shining stars of 1950’s Hollywood was Marilyn Monroe.  During the decade she appeared in 23 films, with her major starring roles starting in 1952.  She was born...
1950’s Innovations: Velcro

1950s Hairstyles: From the Bouffant to the Pixie Cut

1950s hairstyles were influenced by the glamour of Hollywood. The 1950s saw a great deal of technological innovation.  After the strict war-time years, people in the 1950s were ready to spend money and enjoy the good life.  This was reflected in fashion and style, as...
Breakfast Cereal Revolution of the 1950’s

Breakfast Cereal Revolution of the 1950’s

Many of today’s most popular breakfast cereals were invented in the 1950’s. Breakfast cereal is something that millions of Americans reach for to get their day started off right.  In fact, it is so popular that $7.7 billion of cereal is sold every year!  Breakfast...