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Rock ‘n’ roll music: The new teenage dance craze (1955)

This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.

What were the top movies of 1970?

What were the top movies of 1970? Here's a list of the top ten films released in 1970, ranked by their box office gross earnings in North America. Below this list, you will also find the Academy Award nominees and the year's Oscar winners.

The home of the future: Space-age inventions (1958-1961)

Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.

Green Day’s 1995 benefit concert

A May 27, 1995 benefit concert in Oakland for four Bay Area homeless aid organizations marked the band's first home base concert since selling 7 million copies of Dookie.

The ‘Buttoned-Up’ Mary Tyler Moore (1974)

On the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," she plays a single woman competing with some happily chauvinist men in the newsroom of a minor-league TV station, and has spoken cogently and effectively for the women's movement.

Bogart & Bergman are superb in Casablanca (1943)

The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.

Jim Nabors’ Gomer Pyle sings (1964)

On The Andy Griffith Show in 1964, Nabors let loose with his deep natural voice, and stunned America. Here's Gomer Pyle astonishing the citizens of Mayberry with his voice.

Revisit “A Christmas Story” (1983)

Based on Jean Shepherd's collection of short stories "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash," A Christmas Story has worked its way into American pop culture history over the past 30 years. From licking th... Read more...

Romantic tradition returns: Somewhere in Time (1980)

Technically superior, if overly sentimental, Somewhere in Time will appeal to the feminine strain in those women who have been confronted mercilessly by the Clayburghian figure, i.e., one of independence and confusion.

Disneyland opens (1955)

When Southern California's Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, not only were there thousands of kids and their parents in attendance, there were also hoards of media types. Here's a story from Life magazine abo... Read more...

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