Shopping Mall (Bear left) TV Studio (Bear right) Levittown By: Mia Shoshany Hannah Bley Hannah Swieca
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The Automobile Industry in the 50’s • There was competition between American Car makers Sports cars were created The growing economy called for newer, flashier, longer, sleeker looking cars • Ford launched the new Edsel in 1958 • click here to see it! Next Slide
TV Studio Or Main Menu “Car Crazy” Come and join us as we take a ride to the Suburbs Home (Levittown)
Levittown The Levitt Family During the 1950s there was a boom in the growth of the suburbs. Levittown was an example of such a suburb. Next Slide
It took only 16 minutes to construct each house and $8,000 To buy it Constructing Levittown Click on the arrow to see the inside of a Levitt house The homes were initially small but over time when Bill Levitt decided to make them larger, they were built upward and then wider. They soon became four bedrooms. Next Slide
During World War II, Bill Levitt learned construction techniques using standardized parts, tightly controlled suppliers of goods and services, and a workforce with highly specialized skills. When Levitt began to build Levittown, he structured the houses all to look identical Click Here for more information about Levittown
TV Studio Or Main Menu The First televised presidential debate was in the 1950’s. At the time of the first debate, Kennedy was running against Nixon. Nixon was not able to speak properly while the cameras were rolling. He was sweating and unable to get used to being filmed. Kennedy was handsome, well spoken and perfectly capable of being filmed live.
In the 1950’s many families spent the day in the mall shopping. The economy boomed !!!! Shopping Mall Click this box to learn more about the Automobile industry in the 50’s
First Televised Presidential Debate Click here for the Control Room Next Slide
Great John! Isn't it very interesting that about 10 years ago, nobody ever had the idea about Television. And today there are presidential debates on Television. Television really changed an average Americans life. Lets talk scheduling…By 6pm “Father Knows Best” should be airing. Next, at 7pm you’ll see “The Honeymooners.” “Lassie” and “I Love Lucy” should be next on the run. Don’t forget to tune in. TV Studio Main Menu Next Slide
Click on the arrow to see more information about the radio and music in the 1950’ Listening to the radio? V.S Watching TV?
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Elvis Presley Chuck Berry Buddy Holly R ck Music During the Click on their names to see more information 1950’s Next Slide
Back to Rock Music His sophomore summer he recorded “My Happiness” and “That’s When the Your Heartaches Begin” at Memphis Recording Studios, a sideline Sam Phillips had started at his Sun Records studios where anyone could record for four dollars.
Back to Rock Music Buddy Holly Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936 in Texas. He was one of four children. The Holly’s had a rich musical tradition. By the time Buddy entered high school, he was writing many songs with Bob Montgomery. Local radio stations also gave Buddy and Bob airtime. KDAV, the nation’s first all-country radio station gave them their own half-hour program each Sunday. Their music remained Country. Click on the guitar To learn more about Buddy Holly As 1954 progressed, Buddy began to sing more blues and “bop” numbers on the station. Although Montgomery was the principal composer during their partnership, Buddy also began to write. Two of these three songs were “Heartbeat” and “Love’s Made a Fool of You” which were both recorded several years later.
Back to Rock Music Chuck Berry Chuck Berry’s music included blues, country, and funny songs that were written as a teen point of view. Chuck Berry’s music was a huge influence on other musicians. Chuck Berry was the first guitarist to “reach the charts”. Chuck Berry was the first rock and roller to write words that were entertaining to his white audience without turning away from his black audience. “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry” – John Lennon. Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in The Ville. Berry sang in St. Louis church’s Baptist choir (6). He learned to play the guitar while attending Sumner High School. Berry learned the basics of the instrument on a four string tenor guitar. By 1950, however, he had changed over to a six-string electric. Click on the revolving guitar to learn more information about Chuck Berry
“Here is a popular, affordable washing machine. This is a practical and efficient appliance.” Next Slide
Barbie signaled the changing times and the focus on fashion and finding love to start a family…….. Next Slide
First Non Stick pan AM Radio New Inventions!!! Videotape Recorder Velcro First Barbie Super Glue Laser Home Microwave Washing machine AA Batteries Mr. Potato Head Colored Kitchen Appliances
The baby boom of the 1950’s followed World War II. Improvements in electrical appliances, transportation, health care, education, housing and shopping made it easier to raise a big family. Next Slide
The word “teenager” was created in the Fifties I cant wait to get a new dress for prom! Lets go have some fun!!! Does the soda shop sound good? Next Slide
Christian Dior created a new fashion look with the tight short jacket and the cinched waist long skirt
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QUIZ!!! • How long did it take to build a Levitt house? 16 minutes Answer 1 ________ • Around how much did a • Levitt house cost? Answer 2 ________ $ 8,000 He built upward and then wider Answer 3 ______ • When Bill Levitt decided to make the houses larger, how did he do it? Next Slide
QUIZ!!! • How did Bill Levitt know how to construct Levittown? • How did all the houses look like (hint: were they all different or did they all look the same? Answer 4 ______________ ______________ He learned construction techniques during WWII Answer 5______ The same Next Slide
QUIZ!!! • Who ran against Kennedy during the presidential election? Answer ________ Nixon