The year 1958 seems so long ago, but to those who lived it, it went by in a flash. Thank goodness for publishers like DRG and The Good Old Days for finding a way to take readers back in time to those wonderful days gone by.
In this installment to the Live It Again series, Dick Clark is a musical visionary and “high fidelity” sound was the way to go. Alvin and the Chipmunks fired our imaginations with their high-pitched squealing, and Americans were doing the bop, the stroll and the “Hand Jive.”
Television sales skyrocketed, and westerns like Gunsmoke, slapstick comedies like the Real McCoys, and variety shows like Ed Sullivan dominated television.
Celebrities Lorenzo Lamas, Patricia Heaton, Sharon Stone, Alec Baldwin, Andie MacDowell and Annette Bening (among others) were born, and Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman got hitched. Also, celebrity favorites like Elvis Pressley were making news after being inducted into the military.
Brand-name mascots like Mr. Peanut and the Jolly Green Giant made their debut, the luxurious Cadillac and Oldsmobile car models won public approval, and the poor unfortunate Ford Edsel crashed in a blaze of shame-filled flames.
This wonderful book is packed with historical tidbits and outstanding illustrations, historical photographs and old cartoon clippings that will definitely whisk you back in time. You simply can’t miss it.
If you’re a history lover, a history writer, a history teacher, a professional or independent historian, or if you’re just a picture-book-lover who’s into old pictures, you simply can’t miss out on this third book in the Live It Again™ series.
As of press time, Amazon DOES NOT have copies of this book, so you can order by clicking on this direct link: http://www.liveitagain.com/1950s/
BONUS: If you want the perfect companion for your Live It Again™ Series, don’t miss DRG’s flagship nostalgia publication: Good Old Days magazine – at this link: http://www.goodolddaysmagazine.com/. I subscribe to this magazine, and I can tell you that it’s packed with wonderful old stories, recipes, early memories and poems that will take you all the way back to your childhood days.
AND IF YOU’RE REALLY INTO NOSTALGIA, don’t miss out on The Good Old Days Store, which is a catalog for purchasing nostalgic items, including books and magazines – http://www.goodolddaysstore.com/.
Read with your family and prepare for a world of memories and smiles.