Skip to comments.#ThroughbackThursday: Betty Ann Edition
Posted on 03/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PST by NOBO2012
How fortuitous: its #ThroughbackThursday AND Betty Anns - aka Mello(ha!)LemonCello birthday! So todays post is a homage to a very good year, 1958.
The Mad Men of Madison Avenue had some awesome product to hawk in those days. The cars from 1958 were, like our Betty Ann, creative, original, distinctive, spunky and colorful. What ever happened to that? Look around a parking lot today: all black, white or grey in a sea of similar looking boxes bearing different nameplates. Henry Ford might be surprised to find that 100 years hence were essentially back to his position that you can get any color car you want as long as its black.
Behold the glorious choices you had in 1958: Chevy Impala, Ford Fairlane, Corvette, Thunderbird, Plymouth and Studebaker any color you wanted.
And in 1958 teenage girls dressed like young women rather than sluts-in-training.
Carol Lynley, covergirl Seventeen Magazine July, 1958
Betty Ann probably doesnt remember these hit songs from her birth year, but three of the best singers of the 20th century had hits in the top 100 songs of 1958. And they still sing as pretty today as they did then. I wonder how well the Hip Hop mother f***** lyrics will hold up after 60 years.
Return To Me, Dino Martino
One For My Baby And One More For The Road, Frank Sinatra
Non Dimenticar, Nat King Cole
And I even found a couple vintage 58 trucks for Betty Ann to paint. So happy birthday BA!
In honor of the event Ill be at my easel all day. Cheers! And may you enjoy 60 more.
It Was A Very Good Year.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Those rusty old trucks would have been at least 4 years old in 1958.
I was 7 when those new 1958 cars came out. And back then they were hidden from public view until official viewing day. And it was an exciting day. The new cars looked different from the previous year. I miss those days.
Cars today look like scarab beetles because that’s the design envelope necessary to fit all the regulations the government forces car makers to comply with.
And as for the homage to Sinatra, rock and roll had been the rage for the last three years. Then there were sack dresses, purple cows and Purple People Eaters.
The word is, 'throwback'.
I miss the fifties, too. We were a much more literate people in those days.
Good stuff from an America of a long time ago, and yeah, it was better then.
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