Tag Archives: 1950s

Born in 1915, Barbara Billingsley (the ‘Leave It to Beaver’ mom) has died

And she spoke two languages: suburban 1950s house mom and superfly 1970s jive. Here she is in her mid-60s in the 1980 film, Airplane:

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The Other 1950s

Hieroglyphs at Karnak (Thebes), circa 1950 BCE:

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Mental Health Break

Hat tip to Ice Gal:

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Carpe Diem: Jayne Mansfield in 1957—And Ten Years Later She Was Dead

Here’s Jayne Mansfield in 1957 (at age 24) talking about her desire to be taken seriously as an actress: And below is a brief documentary on her death. Jayne Mansfield, in addition to her acting, played the violin. After Jayne’s death, her ex-husband had an … Continue reading

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Classic Little Richard

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