Friday, January 2, 2015

What would have been on twitter feeds in the 1950's

Topics that might have been tweeted or shared on Facebook during the 1950's Era.

Sony, a brand new Japanese company, introduces
 the first pocket-sized transistor radio

 The first home microwave ovens are manufactured by Tappan
Cost - $1295.00

The Hula Hoop invented by Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin.

General Electric introduces colored kitchen appliances. Bye, bye white! 

Oral contraceptives invented

The first 3-D movie is shown: Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil, starring Robert Stack

 All About Eve - Staring Bette Davis as Margo Channing 

 The principal cast of All About Eve. (Left to right)
 Gary Merrill, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter, Hugh Marlowe and Celeste Holm

 A young and then-unknown Marilyn Monroe as
 Miss Casswell in a scene with Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, and George Sanders

 The Song "Sh-Boom" By : The Crew Cuts
 (sometimes referred to as "Life Could Be a Dream")

 First Modern Credit Card Introduced (1950): In 1949, Frank X. McNamara thought of a way for customers to have just one credit card that they could use at multiple stores. McNamara discussed the idea with two colleagues and the three pooled some money and started a new company in 1950 which they called the Diners Club.
The first Diners Club credit cards were given out in 1950 to 200 people (most were friends and acquaintances of McNamara) and accepted by 14 restaurants in New York. The concept of the card grew and by the end of 1950, 20,000 people were using the Diners Club credit card. The Diners Club credit card is considered the first modern credit card. 

  On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened for a few thousand specially invited visitors; the following day, Disneyland officially opened to the public. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California on what used to be a 160-acre orange orchard, cost $17 million to build. The original park included Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.

 The first remote intended to control a television was developed by Zenith Radio Corporation in 1950
 The remote, called "Lazy Bones", was connected to the television by a wire.

 1956 - September 9. first appearance of Elvis Presley on Ed Sullivan Show

 Singin' in the Rain
 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and choreographed by Kelly and Donen.

 Yakety Yak - The Coasters

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