Entertainment in the 1950s With a renewed economic optimism and willingness to spend, Australians in then 1950s could afford more entertainment products than ever before. Women were freed from time-consuming household tasks with the advent of many labour-saving home appliances and increased car ownership meant less travel time and more leisure time. Music in the 1950s The release of the vinyl LP (Long Playing) record in the early 1950s made it possible for people to play continuous music for much longer than before. With this new technology came rock 'n' roll, an exciting new American musical style. Rock 'n' roll swept onto Australian shores in 1955 with the release of Bill Haley's hit song Rock Around the Clock.
“Extreme makeover shows us people being made good-looking enough to be on television.” (pg. 804) The author believes that the high percentage rise in plastic surgery is due to the influence of American media. Blum mentions that the American twin poles are Youth and Beauty. Starting with teenagers, American media has made an impact in teenager’s target of body images and taught them to dress to impress. Young girls now have the ideal of the perfect look which that involves thinness and volume in certain areas in their body such as breasts.
Lynx, also known as Axe is a brand of male grooming products, owned by the British/Dutch company Unilever. Ever since the launch of the products, the advertisements for Lynx have been depicted using sex appeal. The audience for these advertisements are generally young males, due to explicit images used. The purpose of these advertisements is to attract young males to purchase the product, by using images to make the product more appealing. I will be discussing the visual images and language used in the three advertisements I have chosen, and comparing them.
Hip-Hop has had many fashion fads that could be seen anywhere and everywhere. A Hip-Hop fashion fad that I can remember vividly was in the late nineties when sportswear was popular. Name brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica were popular however the most common sports trend was throwback jerseys. Artists wearing these pricey sports jersey that replicates the jersey of a team or a player from the past became a demand, a must have for men. However the expensive fad did not last for long.
How did televised music influence fashion? Through television, the music industry, especially successful bands, made a significant influence on fashion in Australia. In the 1960s, teenagers were infatuated with icons such as the Beatles, who set a fashion of polo neck jumpers, the Rolling Stones and The Kinks who brought about wild fashions and hairstyles. The television show GTK also explored the latest music and fashions through the 1960s. In the 1970s, big names such as David Bowie and the band T-Rex introduced a spangled, glittery style of clothing to the public through the broadcasting of music television shows such as
Ricky Martin Fame Sergio Robles University of Phoenix General Studies GEN 200 Nanette Morrow March 09, 2010 Ricky Martin Fame What comes to mind when you hear the name, “Ricky Martin?” One thought that comes to mind is, “Livin la Vida Loca.” The 39-year-old Puerto Rican, Ricky Martin; he has proven to be a successful actor, composer, singer, and an excellent dancer. Even though he lives the saying, "La Vida Loca,” he has proven to be an outstanding solo artist because of the number of albums he has sold and also the crossover to English has launched his career to the next level. Ricky Martin’s career started out at a young age. Martin was a former member of the famous Puerto Rican boy band from the 80s called, “Menudo.” Though his talent came naturally, he had a problem with, his height. Even though his height was a challenge, it was not enough to stop Martin.
They mostly wore high collars, corsets, trained skirts and huge fashionable hats. In the early 1900’s being fashionable meant that women had to wear numerous number of under garments. Their feet also had to be squashed in small shoes. Women would have to go to a dressmaker for a perfect cut and fitted dress. High society fashion designer made outfits with extremely elaborate detail from color to cut.
Due to the success of The Beatles, American record labels were all trying to British artists to sign with them and become popular in the United States. It also led to an increase of British people who wanted to be in the music industry. The British artists began to take over the Top 40s, knocking off many American artists that had previous success, including Elvis Presley, whose popularity decreased due to the British Invasion. The British Invasion affected the music in the United States, but it also affected the future culture of the United States. While people of all ages were able to enjoy The Beatles, their popularity led to the generation gap in the 1960s.
The Family during the 1950s and 60s Questions # 1 & 2 Jared Weinbaum Mr. Madden Pd.7 Question 1). Conformity has been a part of American culture for a long time but no other decade best represents this other than the 1950s. In the 1950s new technological, economical and societal changes made conformity a widespread occurrence in America especially with the development off the “suburbs” and the creation of national television. I think that this characterization of the 1950s as being a time of conformity to be true because of these factors. During thee 1950s one particular law made buying a house particularly affordable.
The many new fashions trends, activities and most importantly the legendary Rock N’ Roll music Wilson 4 became a direct reflection of the creations established by the rebellious 1950 teenager. To this day, music and fashion continue to play a large role in our society. These changes have dramatically shaped America into what it is today! Wilson 5 Works Cited Arthor, Alex. "Society in The 1950s."