By: Michael Seibert, Saul Loza, and Ashley
Perception of Women After World War 2
Rosie The Riveter
This was a very common poster during the war. It showed that women were able to do more than just stay at home and can contribute in some way. Many Femenists like to use this in their arguements to this day.
Life Magazine cover
This cover describes the fashion and the ideal woman during the psot war era. Before the war, it was unlikely to find women on magazines.
This is a fim poster that basically sums up women in pop culture all in one picture.
Rosie The Riveter
Life Magazine cover
After the war, music began to undergo big changes. During this time, rock music was on the rise. Its appeal was manly towards that of rebellious kids. Parents at the time hated it and called it the devil's music. some popular artists at the time were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard. While these artists performed under different genre, each of these artits shared one common trait. They took the 50's by storm and arguably changed the perception of music forever.
Appliances: Gas Stoves, ironing Machine, Television and toaster.
Cars: 1959 Austi Heatley, 1959 Buick Electra, 1959 Chevorlet Impala, 1957 Ford Thunderbird.
Shoes and hats: 1950 Bustie bow calot(hat), !950 Dressy Homburg(hat),1954 Zip saddle Oxford ( Shoes), 1956 casual boot.
The 1959 Buick Electra
This car was considered the best looking car during its time.
This picture is of the robot in " The Day the Earth Stood Still". Amazing effects and editing made this movie far ahead of its time.
This is a tv set in the 1950's. While not anything like what tvs are now, this was widely considered a luxury to have in your home.
Views and Opinions on Various Psychiatry
Many Americans during this time were opposed to Psychiatry. They believed it did mor eharm and oppresed the mind of a human being. This was considered a liberal point of view. Others viewed it as pointless and easy to work around. Nowadays, people are more accepting of psychiatry. While it still faces oppposition and probably always will, Man people believe it is actually effective and will tolerate it being in their society.
Connection to " Catcher in the Rye"
" Now he's out in Hollywod, D.B, being a prostitiute. If there's one thing i hate, it's the movies." (Salinger 2). This Is Holden explaining his dilike for movies and how he veiews actors and actressess as fake.
"I certainly fel peculiar whn she did that. i mean she did it so sudden and all.I know your supposed to feel pretty sexy when somebody gets up and pulls their dress over their head, but i didn't." (Salinger 94-95). This is holden refering to the prostitute taking her dress off. He felt more sad for her and looked at her as a human being and not a sex object.
" people always clap for the wrong things." (Salinger 84).this is when Holden was at Ernie's bar watching him play piano. he feels that the people were only clapping because they want to be noticed. this s a very different view from mainstream beliefs.
On a seperate sheet of paper, number your page 1-10. Answer the following questions with truth or false.
1. " The Day the Earth Stood Still" was a popular film in the 1950's
2. Women were starting to be greatly limited of opportunities
3. Women were viewed more as objects of sex.
4. Americans always supported Psychiatry from its start.
5. The1950 Ford Thunderbird was considered the best looking car.
6 .A toaster was one of the best selling appliances during this time.
7. Horror films were a popular genre during this time
8. The tv set was considered a necessity
9. Holden views women as sex objects.
10. Holden views actressess and actors as fake phonies.
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