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fifty

1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
2. a numeral, 50, L, etc., representing this number
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The first chapter, "Fixing the Fifties," looks at how the 1985 film Back to the Future literally went back in time and "fixed" the 1950s by removing any references to the social and racial issues that eventually gave rise to the counterculture of the Sixties.
The second chapter, "Rereading American Graffiti" examines the seminal 1973 film American Graffiti and how it, along with other films of the era, used popular hits of the Fifties in their soundtracks.
She fell in love with Fifties styling as a teenager.
It was there that she learned how to spot an original Fifties garment and how to put the look together.
In fact, one of the reasons academics have lavished so much attention on "petting" during the forties and fifties is because, having already assumed that premarital sex was not on the rise, the practice of petting has enabled scholars to explore some of the sexual rumblings beneath the supposed stability of sexual behavior.
Overwhelmingly, these researchers would conclude that female premarital intercourse remained fairly stable during the forties and fifties, and only began its sharp rise sometime during the late sixties or early seventies.
In the book of Exodus (20:7), God tells the Israelites that "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord shall not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Those euphemisms of the fifties were designed to obey that command.
Still, the fact is that a radical American sub-culture did survive the big chill of the fifties to influence the young activists of the sixties.
In the late fifties, he began to drift slowly to the right, eventually harnessing his Marxist faith in the working class and his Trotskyite hatred of "bureaucratic collectivism' to the Cold War anticommunism of the AFL-CIO.
[12] The value of Hart's contribution is in its insistence that gender and class were interconnected in the fifties. Its specific arguments overstate the gender convergence of the fifties.
For example, in the early fifties the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee was Harry F.
Wildt's detailed analysis of working-class household budgets shows that until the mid fifties, most West German families remained in modest, even straitened circumstances.