Men’s fashion also knew a revival in the 1950s. However, it was still conservative, the businessman look becoming extremely popular during this period. The unwaisted, single-breasted suit in navy, brown or charcoal grey was worn with white collared shirt. Men’s sportswear becomes popular in the 1950s, as well.
LIFE at the Drive-In: Photos of a Vanishing American Pastime
The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933. At the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 60s there were roughly 4,000 drive-in theaters across America compared to only a few hundred today. This photo was taken in Chicago, 1951 - LIFE magazine.
Betty Brosmer.. the highest paid pin-up girl of the 1950s, considered by many as the first true supermodel. Her waist measured 18 inches, her bust 38 inches and hips 36 inches. It’s speculated she achieved her tiny waist with corset training, also known as waist training, waist reduction or tightlacing, for moulding a pronounced and significantly smaller waist, altering the shape of the ribcage in extreme cases and moving internal organs out of their original positions.