Tag Archives: 1950s

No Room in the Motor Inn

(Click here to go to the beginning entry of this Special Report on the Not So Fabulous 50s.) For many Baby Boomers, one of the most vivid parts of their nostalgia for what they remember as the Fabulous Fifties is … Continue reading

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Civil Defense, Shelters…and “Emotion Management” (NSFF Pt. 4)

Not So Fabulous Fifties (NSFF) Part 4: Civil Defense, Shelters…and “Emotion Management” (Click here to go to the beginning of this series.) Civil Defense After the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb in 1949, the American public was understandably … Continue reading

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More MADmen (Pt. 3 NSFF)

Not So Fabulous Fifties (NSFF) Part 3: More MADmen (Click here to go to the beginning of this series.) It shall be the policy of this Nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover (NSFF Pt. 1)

Not So Fabulous Fifties (NSFF) Part 1: Duck and Cover If you grew up in the 1950s, you’d be well familiar with lots of cartoon characters, from the cartoon shorts at the theater that preceded the movies. There would be … Continue reading

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