A-Frame House Style
Popular fashion for women in this time was the S bend corset. It caused the hips to go backwards and the chest to lean forward. Frilly and large skirts were worn. Feathers, lace, flowers and ribbon were worn with middle parted hair. False hair was used to make a more "brim" hair around the hair line. For men, the popular item was 3 piece suits with bowler caps. Most collars were starched and upstanding.
The cost of living in the 1950s was much lower than it is now. The average income for a family is $3,300. The median for a home price is $7,354, which would use 4 paychecks to pay for the house. Along with the house and income, the average car costs $1,510. A $1,510 working car is a great price compared to the minimum $10,000 car in 2014.
Celebrities from the mid 1900s were different then some from now. Currently, the celebrities are people such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Will Smith, etc. but then the stars were people like Grace Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, Laurence Gilliam, Gene Kelly, Gerald and Kean. Most of those people are actors or actresses. I could find limited information on singers, so most celebrities were actors and actresses.