Tag Archives: 1960s

On Lincoln, Ohio and other election post-mortems

It appears that Daniel Day-Lewis’ stirring portrayal¬†Lincoln is going to be sold out in my neighborhood movie theater for the foreseeable future, a reality that along with other post-election reflections, takes me once again back to Ohio while I wait … Continue reading

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A 1950s Don Draper (but with values)

The return of the “Mad Men” series on March 25 once again takes me back to the 1950s, the post-war era that fueled 180-degree changes in America’s buying habits, from frugal wartime savings to the latest crazes of the consumer … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Golden Jubilee – Boomers with 50 Years of Success

Yikes! When I read that The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Chieftains will celebrate their Jubilee Year in 2012, I did a double-take. If they are that old, what does that say about me? In 1962, I was … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Eye: Vernon P. Johnson’s Watercolors of 1950s Small Town America

If you are a Baby Boomer… If you grew up in America in the 1950s… If you lived in a small town in America in the 1950s… If you are researching that era¬†of American art and culture… If you are … Continue reading

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