In 1951 there were 30,000 American men named Bob Smith. When it came to their attention that one of their own had been seriously hurt they came together as one.
This unique (and thankfully humorous) voice lets us know how widespread "The Jackie Look" was in the America of the early sixties - but she will have non of it:
"I am accepting all offers - including Confederate money - for my Jackie Kennedy wardrobe of sleeveless 'avant-garde' dresses and pill-box hats. I'll even throw in a necklace or three of pearls. If you insist, and I hope you do, I'll also add my French cookbook and my water-color set... I have had it. I just don't want to look like Jackie Kennedy. The competition is becoming far too keen."
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To fulfill her publicity obligations for her roll as "Roxanne" in her forthcoming film The Subterranean (MGM, 1960: from the Jack Kerouac novella
of the same title), actress Janice Rule (1931 – 2003) struck a number of "Beat" poses and provided a glossary of Beatnik slang for the readers of CORONET MAGAZINE.
Click here to read an article about 1940s teen slang.
If you would like to read about 1920s slang, click here.
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