This article concerns the changing aesthetic that was taking place in American pop-cultural imagery at the time; for the first time ever, large numbers of American art directors employed by record labels, ad firms and publishing houses were all interested in the use of images featuring scantily clad women. The author also touches upon the general lust that the American male was experiencing for girly nudes between 1950 and 1960 - never before had there been so many companies willing to send pornography by mail and never before had there been so many men placing the orders.
Do think your job is tough? Pity the pioneering gynecologists of the 16th Century...
Did you know that Federally mandated health insurance was discussed on Capitol Hill as early as 1945??? Neither did we, however you can click here to learn more about it.
When Canada first dipped their toe into the waters of Socialism they, too, did it with insurance - car insurance. Click here to read about it.
An article about Irving "Izzy the Eel" Cohen, Joseph "Socks" Lanza, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik and Albert "Tick Tock" Tannenbaum (among others) and how they earned such colorful names.
(This article was brought into the digital world by Matt "the Mad Scanner" Jacobsen)
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.