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James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

James Dean, who died in a 1955 car crash at the age of 24, is making an unexpected return to the big screen via CGI for the Vietnam War action-drama 'Finding Jack.'

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Lost Adventures of the I Love Lucy Cast

Ten rare television appearances by the Lucy gang that are worth checking out.

News | The News

Charles Van Doren, figure in 1950s game-show scandals, dies at 93

Van Doren was the central figure in the TV game-show scandals of the late 1950s and eventually pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a grand jury that investigated them

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Desi Arnaz: A Pioneer of the Television Sitcom - Google Arts & Culture

Desi Arnaz was a Cuban-born American actor, musician, and TV producer. He is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo in the cult classic American TV sit...

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13 Wild Facts About Rebel Without a Cause

2. An early draft of the iconic James Dean film was written by Dr. Seuss.

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A Fan Smuggled In A Colour Video Camera Into "I Love Lucy" Set In 1951. Here Are The Results. - That Eric Alpe

This short 8mm Color film Footage was filmed by an audience member of “I Love Lucy”, on the evening of October 12, 1951, at Sound Stage #2 of Desilu Studios, Hollywood, California. The episode that night was 6th show of the first season, “The Auditi

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How LA Banks Got Their Mid-Century Mosaics and Murals

Why do so many Los Angeles-area banks have amazing murals, mosaics, and sculptures? It's mostly the the work of the Millard Sheets Studio, which starting in the fifties designed more than 100 Home...

Music | Vinyl Records!

The 50 most collectable records of the 1950s

The first in a new series picking out the rare and revolutionary recorded artefacts of the last sixties years of recorded music. We start, with the 1950s.

Music | Music News

Buddy Holly: the rocker next door – a classic profile by Mick Farren | Music | The Guardian

On the 57th anniversary of the his tragic death we revisit this profile of the clean-cut icon, first published in NME in September 1975 and taken from Rock’s Backpages

Music | Music News

Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable Broadcasts | Rolling Stone

Relive 10 unforgettable Elvis Presley television appearances with this comprehensive round-up.

History | History

The original Mad Men were just as dapper, but not as drunk

The real Mad Men of the '50s dressed just as dapper, and drank just as much as the show suggested. But no more than everyone else...

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Beauty

For Flight Attendants, High Fashion Goes the Way of Free Peanuts - NYTimes.com

Domestic airlines have steadily pared back trendsetting designer looks in favor of uniforms that resemble today’s more utilitarian flying experience.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

When Will 1958's World-Wide TV of the Future Finally Get Here? 

The living room of the future was supposed to be interactive. It was supposed to have all the world's media at your fingertips. And above all, it was supposed to have a big ass TV. Today, Americans can buy enormous TVs for relatively cheap. But we're stil

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Kraft Foods Gave Away a Real Spaceship Simulator in 1959

If you were an American kid in the 1950s and 60s you were bombarded with an amazing promise: one day, when you're all grown up, you'll be able to vacation on the moon. But until then you'll have to settle for space-adventure TV shows and comic books. Unle

Music | Music

Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer shares these rare snapshots of the legend in concert and on a romantic date Image

These never-before-seen photos of Elvis Presley include snaps of the icon on a romantic date and playing the drums before a show.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhi

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This Photo Spoiled The Rocketman Magic Back in 1951

Many American kids of the 1950s and 60s were absolutely obsessed with all things space. They were particularly enamored with the space action heroes that they saw on TV -- in shows like Captain Video, Space Patrol, and Commando Cody.