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The Schizophrenic Sixties. The Era of Pessimism and Activism. 1960s Slang. Ankle Biters-little kids Bad scene-an unpleasant event Bat phone-police officers phone Beach bunny-non surfing girl on the beach. More Slang. Bummer an unpleasant experience Downer
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The Schizophrenic Sixties The Era of Pessimism and Activism
1960s Slang • Ankle Biters-little kids • Bad scene-an unpleasant event • Bat phone-police officers phone • Beach bunny-non surfing girl on the beach
More Slang • Bummer an unpleasant experience • Downer • Drop out-hippie jargon for dropping out of society-left the norms of society-nonconformists. • Flake-off-go away-scram
More slang • Flower child-hippie • Go-go-disco-techno music • Groovy-outstanding • Hang loose-relax
Even More Slang • Mop top-boy with long hair (the Beatles) • Nifty-useful or good • Straight-someone who did not use drugs • Teeny-bopper-a young teen female rock fan
Enough with the slang already • The man-anyone in authority • Threads-clothes • Tough toenails- too bad • Cool-something exciting or groovy
What We Were Reading • To Kill A Mockingbird • is a semi-autobiographical Southern Gothic novel by Harper Lee. The 1960 novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, is loosely based on the lives of various friends and members of the author's family, but with differing character names. The novel contains many themes such as selfishness, courage, pride, prejudice, and life's many stages, set against a backdrop of life in the Deep South. The book was adapted for film by director Robert Mulligan with a screenplay by Horton Foote in 1962. It is, to date, her only published novel. It is said by Harper Lee (author) is that the character Jean Louise "Scout" Finch is somewhat based on herself.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich • by journalist William L. Shirer was the first definitive history of Nazi Germany in English.
Catch 22 • is a satirical, historical fiction novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the latter stages of the Second World War from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the Twentieth Century.
Silent Spring • a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with launching the environmentalism movement in the West. • When Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic. The book was widely read (especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and an endorsement by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas), spending several weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment. Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972 in the United States. • The book claimed detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically. She proposed a biotic approach to pest control as an alternative to DDT, claiming that DDT had been found to cause thinner egg shells and result in reproductive problems and death.
Seven Days in May • a political thriller novel published by Harper & Row, New York in 1962 (current hardcover edition: written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey.
A Moveable Feast • is a set of memoirs by American author Ernest Hemingway. The book relates anecdotes of Hemingway's years in Paris as part of the American expatriate circle of writers in the 1920's. Some of the prominent people to make an appearance in the book include Aleister Crowley, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Hilaire Belloc, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. The book was edited by Ernest's fourth wife, Mary Hemingway, and published posthumously in 1964. • The book contains Hemingway's personal accounts, observations, and stories of his experience in 1920s Paris. He provides the detail of specific addresses of cafes, bars, hotels, and apartments that still can be found in modern day Paris.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold • is a 1963 espionage novel by John le Carré. • It is a spy novel based on the Cold War period of East/West "bloc" tensions. Based primarily in Eastern Europe it follows the character of Alec Leamas.
Dune • is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. • Dune is set far in the future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary fiefdoms are controlled by noble Houses that owe allegiance to the Imperial House Corrino. The novel tells the story of young Paul Atreides (heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and scion of House Atreides) as he and his family relocate to the planet Arrakis, the only source of the spice melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe. In a story that explores the complex interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, the fate of Paul, his family, his new planet and its native inhabitants, as well as the Padishah Emperor, the powerful Spacing Guild, and the secretive female order of the Bene Gesserit, are all drawn together into a confrontation that will change the course of humanity.
In Cold Blood • Author Truman Capote • details the 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a wealthy farmer from Holcomb, Kansas; his wife, Bonnie; their 16-year-old daughter, Nancy; and their 15-year-old son, Kenyon, and the aftermath. Capote said that he had created a new type of book, the nonfiction novel, by applying traditional literary conventions to crime reporting. Critics have debated the degree to which Capote fabricated certain events in his book.
The Valley of the Dolls • best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966. • The book and film tell the story of three young women who meet when all are embarking on the beginning of their careers. Neely O'Hara is a plucky kid with undeniable talent who is working in a Broadway play which stars the legendary actress Helen Lawson. Jennifer North, a beautiful blonde with limited talent is appearing in the chorus. Anne Welles has recently arrived from New England with hopes of success in New York City and she is working for an agency that represents Helen Lawson. The three women become fast friends, and share a bond of ambition and the tendency to be involved with the wrong men.
Rolling Stone (1967) • is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture that is published bi-weekly.
The Whole Earth Catalog • was a sizeable catalog published twice a year from 1968 to 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. Its purposes were to provide education and "access to tools" in order that the reader could "find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested." According to Apple Computer entrepreneur Steve Jobs, the Catalog was a conceptual forerunner of a Web search engine.
WEST SIDE STORY-1961 • West Side Story
FUNNY GIRL-1968 • Funny Girl
THE SOUND OF MUSIC-1965 • The Sound of Music
Rock and Roll • The early music lacked social content • By 1964-65 music began to develop social conscience. • 1965-69-teen music-rock and roll identified with the counter culture • The counter culture was seeking altenatives to the status quo.
The Songs Were about: • Anti War • Civil Rights • Love • Peace • Social Reform • Drugs
Woodstock • August 1969 • A 3 day peaceful rock festival held on a small farm in New York. • Problems: • Ticket Control-200,000 tickets sold • Lack of Food and Water • Traffic Problems • Drug Problems • Peaceful • Showed that young people had different values than their parents
The Altamont Music Fesitival • December of 1969 • 300,000 people, well planned by the Rolling Stones and organized. • Negative-Hells Angels were hired as security. • A man stabbed to death • A hit and run • Drowning • This brings an end to the optimistic rock era.
The MusicThe British Invasion • The Beatles
The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
The Who • My Generation
The Kinks • You Really Got Me
The Dave Clark 5 • Glad All Over
Herman’s Hermits • I’m Henry the VIII
The Yardbirds • Heart Full of Soul
Procul Harum • Salty Dog
Gerry and the Pacemakers • Ferry Across the Mercy
Peter and Gordon • A World Without Love
The Hollies • He Aint Heavy (He’s My Brother)
Manfred Mann • Doo Wah Diddy Diddy
Traffic • 40,000 Headmen