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A link about 50's homes
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Post# 48786   11/7/2004 at 20:20 (7,096 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

With references to appliances!

I found it interesting, I loves 50's style.

Wouldnt it be great if we could be a link on this site.


Post# 48791 , Reply# 1   11/7/2004 at 21:42 (7,096 days old) by scott55405 ()        

Thanks for the great link! I have not perused the entire site yet but look forward to doing so. There are many fine examples of this type of home in our general area, and I'm hoping as mid century modern continues to become more popular, that people will have interest in restoring them in a manner consistent with their "roots".

Post# 48794 , Reply# 2   11/7/2004 at 21:55 (7,096 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Like it as well-thanks for the neat-cool-fifties link-Have to look into it more.Brings back lots of memories!

Post# 48808 , Reply# 3   11/8/2004 at 02:58 (7,096 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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The day I gush "Oh honey, for me" over a vacuum cleaner, someone please pull the plug! *LOL*

Otherwise a great site, as I wasn't around during the 50's it alway is interesting. Most of my friends and girl cousins had "princess" bedrooms like the one shown. With a canopy bed and lace/frou-frou everywhere. Doubt you'd get many little girls/teenagers into a room like that today.

Saw a great movie about the 50's a few weeks ago, but the name escapes me. It was about this brother and sister who go from the 1990's to 1950's via televison, think they won a contest or something. Anyway their adapting to the 50's lifestyle was so funny. The girl having to wear the standard issue but uncomfortable range of undergarments, and eating a breakfast each day that would choke a horse (pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham, toast,milk, and OJ).

The mother had a lovely set of double ovens in her kitchen though, the windows were a wide oval shape. Lovely.


Post# 48811 , Reply# 4   11/8/2004 at 06:53 (7,096 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

I remember that movie coming out, and always wanted to see it, anyone here remember the name?

The whole

Post# 48813 , Reply# 5   11/8/2004 at 08:01 (7,096 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        
Don Knots

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That was Pleasantville, which is actually a really great movie for a whole host of reasons.

Post# 48838 , Reply# 6   11/8/2004 at 14:17 (7,095 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Yes "Pleasantville" was the name of the film, thank you.

Would like to see it again to understand what was "going on", was too busy being caught up in the fifties decor/fashion to pay attention.

Resse Whitherspoon was great at the sister.

Most funny moment? The husband coming home and saying "Honey I'm home" and expecting his usual "Father Knows Best" greeting. Since his wife is not home he goes around the house searching for her going "Honey, I'm Home", like a robot stuck in a loop.

Only under current I could gather was the "other" and "different" in respects to the two huge issues of the fiftes, race and communisum.


Post# 48851 , Reply# 7   11/8/2004 at 19:49 (7,095 days old) by scott55405 ()        

Launderess, this Christmas, you'll be happier with a Hoover. ;-)

Post# 48862 , Reply# 8   11/8/2004 at 21:54 (7,095 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Unless there is a diamond necklace wrapped around that Hoover, or the keys to a Lexus RX300 hybrid don't bet on it! *LOL*

Of course if I've been hitting the trifle sherry or eggnog then I might fall into giddy laughter! *LOL*!

Launderess (who thank goodness was born after the "Feminine Mystique" was published.

Post# 48939 , Reply# 9   11/9/2004 at 18:55 (7,094 days old) by drmitch ()        
Thanks Arrrooohhh!

Enjoyed the link! I like everything from the Fifties. Hey, I`m from the Fifties! Thanks

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