Cold War Culture

Technology

Television

In 1950, 9% of American homes had T.Vs. In 1960, 90% of American homes now had T.Vs. They weren't what they are now; nice flat screens and great big screens that take up almost a whole wall at times. T.Vs in the 1950s and 1960s, were small boxes with round screens. The broadcasts were in black and white. They broadcasted shows such as I Love Lucy, The Mickey Mouse Club, and The Howdy Doody Show.

Automobiles

Automobiles came back into production after WWII. This to new jobs opening up in different towns or cities. New business became known; such as drive-in movies and shopping malls.


Cars weren't kept around too long. Approximately every two years, families would buy a new car. Bodies of the cars were not to be mistaken. You knew you had seen a high roofed Chrysler, a long flat Ford, or a muscular General Motors car. The two most distinctive cars were the Chevy Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird sports cars.


New businesses came about like McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. New buildings were also built such as The Holiday Inn.