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Camila Pereira Nº3, Mariana Agra Nº15 and Rita Sousa Nº20

THE FABULOUS 50´S

A time of great development for the whole world!

Camila Pereira Nº3, Mariana Agra Nº15 and Rita Sousa Nº20

THE FABULOUS 50´S

Index

Introduction

50´s Trends

Politics

Science and Technology

Brands

Sports

Cinema and Literature

Music

Portugal

Conclusion

LET´S START WITH THE 50´S TRENDS

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Cars

The 50´s were a time of change for the car industry.

THE FORD THUNDERBIRD (1955)

THE BUICK ROADMASTER SKYLARK (1953)

porsche 550 spyder (1953)

Cars

Drive-In

A partical drive-in theatre, the theatre de Guadalupe, opened in Las Cruses, New Mexico, in 1915.A drive-in theatre is a structure consisting of a large outdoor screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking lot for cars.They where very popular with families and young people because of the informal environment compared to cinema.

was an inspiring time for fashion and brought with it exciting trends!

Fashion

As music changed so much during this decade, popular dances had to adapt to it, Some of the dances that characterised the 1950s include:

The Bunny Hop

The Jive

The Chalypso

The Bop

The Boogie Woogie

Dances

The Boogie Woogie

The Bop

The CHALYPSO

The JIVE

The BUNNY HOP

POLITICS

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Politics - Timeline

Korean War

(1950)

Queen

(1952)

Bus bOYCOTT

(1955)

EEC

(1957)

Cold War

(During the decade)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Start

The DNA (1953)

April 25th: James Watson and Francis Crick publish theory of the DNA double helix model.

Einstein (1955)

April 18th: Einstein dies from an abdominal aortic aneurysm burst.

NASA (1958)

July 29th: The National Aeronautics and Space administration agency is created, responsible for the research and develpoment of space exploration technologies and programmes.

BRANDS

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Playboy (1953)

December: The first issue of Playboy, featuring Marilyn Monroe, comes out to public.

MC DONALD´S (1954)

In this year, Ray Kroe convinced the McDonalds brothers that the restaurant had to be franchised.His vision and determination transformed McDonald's into the global fast-food giant it is today.

Disneyland (1955)

July 17th: The first Disneyland opened on a disastrous event.By the end of the year, nearly 4 million visitors had experienced the Magic Kingdom, solidifying its place as one of the most famous parks in history.

Disneyland (1955)

October 24th: Christian Dior dies, during a game of cards, due to a sudden heart attack.

Dior (1957)

Barbie (1959)

March 9th: Ruth Handler and Mattel lauch the Barbie dool, named after Handler´s daughter.Her revolutionary desing, resembling an adult womam rather than a baby, offered girls a new avenue for imaginative play, fostering independence and empowerment.

SPORTS

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First F1 World Championship race (1950)

May 13th: The first world championship race takes place in Uk.Michael Schumacher won his sixth championship in 2003.

Fifa World Cup (1950/1954)

The 1950 tournament in Brazil is still remembered for the "Maracanazo".The 1954 tournament in Switzerland was also notable.

Champions League (1956)

June 13th: The Champions League was the first edition of Europe´s premier club tournament.It was won by Real Madrid, who beat Stade de Reims 4-3 at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 13 June 1956.

Pelé (1958)

June 8th/June 29th: World Cup 1958Pelé won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Billie Jean King (1959)

In this year, Billie Jean King starts competing professionally.

CINEMA AND LITERATURE

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CINEMA AND LITERATURE - TIMELINE

CINDERELLA

(1950)

James BOND´s first novel gets published

(1953)

SLEEPING BEAUTY

(1959)

MARILYN MONROE

(During the decade)

MUSIC

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Elvis Presley

Was a very famous and influential singer in the 1950s.

Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't ___ Falling in love with youLike a river flowsSurely to the seaDarling, so it goesSome things are meant to be Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with you For I can't help Falling in love with you

Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with youLike a river flowsSurely to the sea___, so it goesSome things are meant to be Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with you For I can't help Falling in love with you

Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with youLike a river flowsSurely to the seaDarling, so it goesSome things are meant to be Take my hand Take my ___ life too For I can't help Falling in love with you For I can't help Falling in love with you

Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson Sr. was a blind American singer, songwriter, pianist and alto saxophonist.Charles pioneered the soul music genre in the 1950s, combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues (R&B) and gospel styles into his music.

James Brown

Brown began his professional career in 1956 and made a name for himself in the late 1950s and early 1960s with live performances and several hit songs.

PORTUGAL IN THE 50´S

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RTP

(During the decade)

(1957)

(1959)

(1957)

PORTUGAL - TIMELINE

QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS PORTUGAL

AMÁLIA RODRIGUES

INAUGURATION OF THE LISBON METRO

THE END

Take my ____ Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with youLike a river flows Surely to the sea Darling, so it goes Some things are meant to be Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help Falling in love with you For I can't help Falling in love with you

Korean War

June 25th: The beggining of the Korean War, caused by North Korean invasions to South Korea.

Lisbon Metro

The Lisbon Metro is the rapid transit system in Lisbon. Opened in December 1959, it was the first metro system in Portugal. It started with 11 stations, 6.6 km and 1 line. As of 2017, the system has 56 stations, 44.5 km and 4 lines.

Sleeping Beauty

January 29th: Disney releases “Sleeping Beauty”.

Buick Roadmaster Skylark(1953)

Ford Thunderbird(1955)

Porsche 550 Spyder(1953)

RTP

RTP's experimental broadcasts began on 4 September 1956 from the old Feira Popular facilities in Lisbon.

Bus Boycott

December 1st: Rosa Parks starts the Bus Boycott protests by refusing to give her seat up to a white passengerMartin Luther King Jr fought against the discrimination of African Americans.

James Bond

Casino Royale, published in 1953, was the first James Bond novel.The character was created by author Ian Fleming, inspired by his time in the Second World War. Also known as 007, the James Bond novels follow the MI6 officer and former Royal Naval Reserve Commander on his missions.

Queen Elizabeth visits Portugal

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were hosted by President Craveiro Lopes and First Lady Berta Ribeiro on their first state visit to Portugal between 18 and 20 February 1957, four years after their coronation.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model and singer, born on 1 June 1926, who became famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters. She also became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, and a symbol of the sexual revolution of the era.

European Economic Community

March 25th: The European Economic Community (EEC) was created by France, Italy, west Germany and Benelux.Over the years, it expanded to include the UK, Denmak, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

Amália Rodrigues

She released some of her most successful songs in the 50´s, such as:Ai mouraria (1951/1952)Uma Casa Portuguesa (1953/1956)Novo Fado da Severa (1953/1956)Marcha da Mouraria (1958)

CINDERELLA

February 15th: Disney releases "Cinderella".The film was directed by Wilfred Jackons, Hamilton Luske and Clyde Geronimi.

Queen Elizabeth II

February 6th: Elizabeth II becomes Queen, while in Keya, after her father´s death.

Cold War

The Cold War (1947-1991) was still happening.