Housewife From The 1950's Is Interviewed While High On L.S.D.

Housewife From The 1950's Is Interviewed While High On L.S.D.

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'How It's Made:' 1950s Plywood Edition

'How It's Made:' 1950s Plywood Edition

 

 Plywood is a simple material made out of glue and wood. And yet, as this spruced-up 1950s documentary makes clear, it takes a remarkable number of steps and expert coordination to produce.

 


THIS SWISS PIN-UP MODEL BRINGS THE SEXY PAST BACK

THIS SWISS PIN-UP MODEL BRINGS THE SEXY PAST BACK

 

Gina Carla is a Swiss pinup model who has lived all her life inspired by the 1950's 

This is how Gina Carla looked like some ten years ago.

 


This 1950s Car Had An Extra Wheel To Help With Parking

This 1950s Car Had An Extra Wheel To Help With Parking

 

 The Park-Car was invented by Brooks Walker in the 1930s and patented in the 1950s. The car included a fifth wheel that allowed it to rotate in and out of parking spaces, as well as turn in a full circle.

 


10 WILD FUTURISTIC CONCEPT CARS FROM THE 1950S

Life in the 1950s was all about embracing the future -- or at least preparing for it, with equal parts excitement and terror. Americans were adapting to life in the not-yet-defined postwar military-industrial complex: jets soaring overhead, the threat of nuclear destruction casually looming, and of course, the advent of rock & roll and the arrival of a pelvis-thrusting Elvis.

All of that came through in the decade's wildly futuristic concept cars. These are just a few of the coolest.

 
COURTESY OF FORD

Lincoln Futura

Did the Futura predict the future of the American automobile? Not exactly. But over a decade after it made its debut, legendary Hollywood car builder Chuck Barris transformed this exact car (there was only one, after all) into something called a "Batmobile" for a certain 1960s TV show based on a comic book.

COURTESY OF GM

GM Firebird II

The second of four turbine-powered concepts nicknamed Firebirds, Firebird II was designed as a four-seat family car complete with semi-self-driving characteristics. Along a stretch of road with wires embedded in the pavement, it could theoretically follow pre-ordained routes just fine.

FORD X-2000

Ford X-2000

Designer Alex Tremulis counts among his many creations the Tucker 48, as well as the flying saucer (really -- he drew flying saucers and aliens during WWII, for the government). His stylings tended to straddle the fine line between genius and insane, and perhaps no car does that better than the X-2000.

It was supposed to show what cars would look like in the year 2000. It um… failed. Sixty years later, though, it’s one of just a handful of truly iconic concepts that represent the extremes of the jet-era car designs.

COURTESY OF GM

Cadillac LaSalle II

Ever wonder what an early Corvette would've looked like with Cadillac styling? This is your answer.

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GM Le Sabre

Designed by Harley Earl (who fathered the Corvette, among many, many others), the Le Sabre concept looks quintessentially '50s -- from the jet-inspired snout, curved windshield, and tail fins in back, to the Dagmars on the bumper that were actually named after an actress's cleavage, there's no questioning what decade it's from.

But the tech behind it was state of the art: heated seats kept the driver warm and a sensor inside the car would automatically raise the roof if it suddenly started to rain.

COURTESY OF GM

Cadillac Cyclone

Another one of Harley Earl's projects, the Cyclone took jet-age design to a far more literal level than most other concepts. Those cones up front aren't Dagmars -- kinda like the nose cone of a fighter jet, they actually hide small radar units used in a sort of primitive crash-detection system.
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Ford Nucleon

Why, yes, everybody in the future will be driving nuclear-powered cars. Or... maybe not. The Nucleon was more of an exercise than anything with serious intent -- Ford's idea was to show what vehicles might look like once nuclear reactors were small enough for personal use.

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Alfa Romeo BAT 9

The Alfa Romeo BAT program (Berlinetta Aerodynamica Technica) was an attempt to develop the shape of a car to have the least amount of aerodynamic drag possible. Three cars were produced over three years (BAT 5, 7, and 9), with the BAT 9 being the ultimate melding of form and function.

COURTESY OF GM

GM Firebird III

As with the Firebird II, the titanium-skinned Firebird III was a turbine-powered homage to futurism. The two seater's extreme shape was formed only after a ton of testing in a wind tunnel, so each of those seven (!) wings is actually functional.

COURTESY OF GM

Pontiac Club de Mer

The Club de Mer was more of a celebration of style than a technical tour de force. It featured one of GM's newest and most powerful engines, and coupled with an extremely low height -- at 39in tall, it's lower than a Ford GT40 -- it paid homage to the best and most successful land speed record cars of the day.

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10 WILD FUTURISTIC CONCEPT CARS FROM THE 1950S

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50 PLAYMATES FROM THE 1950S

Miss December 1953 Marilyn Monroe

Miss April 1955 Margaret Scott

Miss May 1954 Joanne Arnold

Miss August 1954 Arline Hunter

Miss October 1954 Madeline Castle

Miss December 1954 Terry Ryan

Miss February 1955 Jayne Mansfield

Miss February 1956 Marguerite Empey

Miss June 1955 Eve Meyer

Miss September 1955 Anne Fleming

Miss August 1955 Pat Lawler

Miss October 1955 Jean Moorehead

Miss March 1956 Marian Stafford

Miss April 1956 Rusty Fisher

Miss May 1956 Marion Scott

Miss July 1956 Alice Denham

Miss August 1956 Jonnie Nicely

Miss September 1956 Elsa Sorensen

Miss November 1956 Betty Blue

Miss December 1956 Lisa Winters

Miss February 1957 Sally Todd

Miss March 1957 Sandra Edwards

Miss April 1957 Gloria Windsor

Miss May 1957 Dawn Richard

Miss June 1957 Carrie Radison

Miss July 1957 Jean Jani

Miss August 1957 Dolores Donlon

Miss September 1957 Jacquelyn Prescott

Miss October 1957 Colleen Farrington

Miss November 1957 Marlene Callahan

Miss December 1957 Linda Vargas

Miss February 1958 Cheryl Kubert

Miss March Zahra Norbo

Miss April 1958 Felicia Atkins

Miss June 1958 Judy Lee Tomerlin

Miss July 1958 Linne Ahlstrand

Miss August 1958 Myrna Weber

Miss September 1958 Teri Hope

Miss October 1958 Mara Corday

Miss October 1958 Pat Sheehan

Miss November 1958 Joan Staley

Miss December 1958 Joyce Nizzari

Miss February 1959 Eleanor Bradley

Miss March 1959 Audrey Daston

Miss June 1959 Marilyn Hanold

Miss August 1959 Clayre Peters

Miss September 1959 Marianne Gaba

Miss October 1959 Elaine Reynolds

Miss November 1959 Donna Lynn

Miss December 1959 Ellen Stratton

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50 PLAYMATES FROM THE 1950S