While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of vintage pink bathrooms - including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs and other home decor - reached its peak during the middle of the century.
If you're looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out more than a hundred different classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
The magic of modern moviemaking at its miracle best breathes life into that beloved classic of childhood. Take a look behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz in this story from the film's debut in 1939!
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!! It's all in "The Wizard of Oz."
Here's a look back at a few of the recipes for Grape Nuts stuffing that have been published in newspapers over the years!
After a lengthy crime spree, Bonnie & Clyde were finally caught and killed in 1934: Clyde Barrow, the Southwest's No. 1 outlaw, and his gunwoman companion, Bonnie Parker, were trapped and shot dead by Texas and Louisiana officers.
How to make oven-fried chicken - Texas recipe (1939) Oven-fried chicken is one of the dishes that is particularly simple to prepare. After the prel... Click to read more...
How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
If you own a radio, you're acquainted with Charlie McCarthy. He's the impudent little dummy who sits upon the lap of ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen, his creator, and entertains millions weekly with his comedy
Mrs. Frederick J. Noonan, wife of Amelia Earhart's navigator, and George Palmer Putnam, Miss Earhart’s husband, met yesterday, each trying to cheer the other.
Panic followed an Orson Welles radio broadcast of the book 'War of the Worlds', during which armies and navies were wiped out right and left and the real radio audience was frightened as the actors pretended to be.
NYC 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length movie, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'
America's highest-paid film star in the 1930s was a Swedish-born woman we know as Greta Garbo. A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, as well as very successful in the early talking films.
Here's a look back at how a Boston-based company made Necco Wafers candy such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
Here's some eye-opening insight into the invention of contact lenses! The contacts were made of glass, and although they worked much like they do today, they were thick, uncomfortable, and even a little dangerous.
I've just received the most beautiful gift ever... my shining new cedar Lane hope chest is as unexpected, as precious, as my first love letter - and as lucky, somehow, as a four-leaf clover.
When long-distance travel was a novelty, travelers were sure to send plenty of postcards to the folks back home, Here, see 15 different postcards views of Portland, Oregon, as it appeared in the the late '30s and early '40s.
How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.
To lots of folks, the Christmas season starts when they begin to make classic cookie recipes, when people spend many hours making sweet, fruity, spicy and nutty cookies that are relished by young and old.
Some of the earliest reports of "alligator pears" come from the 1820s, typically in dispatches from Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean/Central ... Click to read more...
The now ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and by 1939, those tasty little treats were already being called 'famous.' Here's the original Toll House cookie recipe!
An eligible young man who has begun to think seriously of marriage, ponders on the old questions of whether to marry the sparkling girl or the sensible one.
Starting around the end of the 19th century, there was a war that was fought not with guns and sharp knives, but with food coloring and butter knives. It was the great battle of Butter vs Margarine.
How high will the skyscraper of the future be? Higher even than the Empire State Building, which towers 1250 feet above the base mark in the center of the curb at Fifth Avenue?
Uncle Sam's scientists, armed with every known precision test instrument, have set out to answer the much-debated question of "How safe are skyscrapers?"
The perfect 1938 figure must have curves, but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines.
Who will not welcome a Merry Christmas Greeting in the form of a pretty package of your own homemade candy or cookies? Get recipes for caramels, fudge, butterscotch, marshmallow coconut squares and holiday cookies here!
Most women's shoe styles originate in Europe. Top-notch U.S. designers adapt European styles to U.S. taste. New designs sell first in the highest price brackets, from $16 up.
Thanksgiving dinner... and then the peaceful feeling that comes from good digestion and smoking Camels! Right down the line -- from explorers living ... Click to read more...
Every year, hundreds of children are suddenly stricken with infantile paralysis (polio). In the past, some lost the use of their breathing muscles and slowly stopped breathing.
A 16-cylinder streamlined steam super-locomotive capable of whisking 14 standard Pullman cars along at a speed of 100 miles an hour on a level, straight track will make its appearance soon in the railroad world.
These tongue-in-cheek ads, presenting child star Shirley Temple as a fashionable Hollywood screen siren with lots of cash, were a humorous way to introduce the 6-year-old girl's new film, "Baby Take a Bow."