ABC President, Leonard Goldenson was responsible for inaugurating what was then derisively called “Hollywood television” in the mid-1950s. Major studios like Paramount showed interest in TV industry. Studios mainly offered two types of products to TV: their libraries of existing feature films and the original series programmes or telefilms. In Hollywood the calculations of the studios regarding television as a market were affected by the series of consent orders which separated producers and distributors from their theatres. First of the decrees signed in 1948 and the divorcement was not completed until 1959 and the still-integrated major studios looks at television from the point of view of exhibitors and producers through much of the
specialized in family drama and focused on internal family roles of the parents, children and siblings. Sticking to the same basic formula, sitcoms show a problem solved and a lesson learned in a half -hour, usually with a strong foundation of laughable humor. Traditional family roles in 1950 's sitcoms held the father as the head of the household and major breadwinner, and the wife as the classic domestic housekeeper. Sitcoms of the 1950 's emphasized and exemplified good values and conveyed them….
In the 1950’s, gender roles, and the behavior of men and women were about as clearly defined as you can get. A new invention called the television popped up, and all the popular shows of the day mirrored real life to a tee. Ozzie and Harriet and Leave it to Beaver were just two of the regular shows that the whole family would sit down and watch together. And why not? The shows of the day reflected the 1950’s family, and their values. Families would have breakfast together. The man of the house….
The 1950’s dealt with threats from the USSR and Communism which scared many people in the United States and soon became a full-fledged paranoia. There was fear of falling behind the advances of the Communist countries, especially among the Soviet Union, creating the Red Scare. As the Cold War with the USSR escalated, Americans increased their suspicions of Communist influences. Due to this, a special committee was formed in order to investigate Communists in America known as HUAC (The House Un-American….
In the 1950’s women roles was of conformity with traditional and also a decade of change. In the 1950’s was a decade where women had strict gender roles and had to compile to society expectations. Since, World War II men were deployed to war and women had to take over the their positions in work. Women were working and still had to be housewives at the same time. Once the war-ended women were supposed and encouraged to quit their job. These women had to become housewives, but most women wanted to….
Section 1: Social Conditions / Concerns
Increase in Employment
Increase in College Attendance
Civil Rights Movement
Arms Race Begins / Technology Breakthroughs
Television / Rock and Roll
Section 2: Political Conditions / Concerns
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dangers of the Garrison State
Section 3: Economic Conditions / Concerns
Balance of Trade
Federal Reserve Board Policies
Eisenhower's Administration Policies….
During the 1950s, the spaces of the city began to be more sharply contested as the number of Blacks had begun to grow larger, resulting in a second ghetto, Lawndale on the west side, joined the Southside Black Belt. Integration was not promoted among Blacks, as it had occurred with white ethnic groups. The Democratic Party in Chicago under the leadership of former gang member Richard J. Daley implemented a plan which allowed continued segregation. To block westward movement of Blacks into Daley's….
During the 1950s, experimentation became significant and individualism, a virtue. These ideas were once frowned upon during the olden days until this movement was set in motion through a series of cultural shocks. One event was the Great War. Cultural Pessimism arose and people began to question basic traditional values. Movements through the arts were one of the most prominent forms of defiance during the time. After the First World War, the second war took place and the idea that offered pessimistic….
Fashion for women in the 1950s was mostly dresses and skirts sometimes you would even see women or ladies wearing pants. During the 1950 women had more freedom than they used to it all started during the roaring twenties more specifically for example the dress and skirts the uses to wear are less tight and more loss especially around the waist those types of dresses were called “ Sack dresses”. I personally think the reason the dresses got looser was because during World War 2 the women were the….
The 1950's were quite radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or time era in American history. Everything was peaceful now, which looking back on the two world wars and the great depression this country was not….
Introduction to Pop Culture
27 November 2013
Television Shows of the 1950’s and Mass Culture
During the 1950s, the average American was an optimistic reflection of the traditional values of the times. Then as the world around them began to change, so did the types of television programming they were exposed to. The era of the 1950s was an extremely confusing time as America was trying to adjust to its new role as a competing superpower and still trying to maintain the strong foundation….