coonskin caps

coonskin caps

raccoon cap with tail worn in recognition of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone revival (1950s). [Am. Hist.: Sann, 30]
See: Fads
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When I was a kid, it was Davy Crockett coonskin caps all the way for the boys.
com/Tan-A-Deer-Hide), can lead to the creation of warm and durable clothing, including coonskin caps.
The way in which the author deftly sketches out an era of hula-hoops and Groucho Marx hosting the game show, You Bet Your Life (1950-61), of Cold War anxieties and coonskin caps, is as captivating as it is informative.
The 76 million members of the post-World War II generation that caused a run on coonskin caps in the 1950s and fostered the counterculture of the 1960s and '70s are about to create a bulge in the over-65 population.
FESS PARKER, who launched a craze for coonskin caps while playing famous American pioneers Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, has died of natural causes.
And how dare they wear coonskin caps and leather breeches to the President's house
And what better hunter to model it on than Fess Parker's Davy Crockett, who drove a whole generation to don coonskin caps.
Thirty-nine million children were born in the 1950s, boosting demand for everything from school desks to coonskin caps.
TV screens that year showed Gene Autry still riding the range, Lucille Ball as the star of "I Love Lucy," and Parker as "Davy Crockett," a show so popular it spurred sales of 100 million coonskin caps nationwide.
Mickey Mouse ears and Davy Crockett coonskin caps for children in the 1950s, caps for major league baseball teams and children's snowsuits and winter jackets in the '70s.
The working journalist soon determines that festival parties come in several varieties, from strictly-business affairs with inedible canapes at the major Croisette hotels, to sales company blowouts in the Carlton ballroom complete with free coonskin caps and silly string, to lavish scenes at rented mansions in the hills usually thrown by major French film magazines.
You had to have one,'' Parker, 79, said of the coonskin caps that boomed in popularity with American kids after Walt Disney aired three episodes featuring the frontiersman, from 1954 to 1955, on a popular ABC show titled ``Disneyland.