Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10 August 1956 “Patti Page, Woman’s March, Some New Patterns and More of our Budget Article.”

tvweek56 This week in Tv here in 1956, we can look forward to seeing Patti Page sing her heart out. I love that her ‘fuller arms’ are not hidden. There is no Photoshop here in 1956, and it seems she was merely cut out by hand by some lower rung ad man in the arts department. There is a lot to be said for the naiveté’ of our times here in the 1950’s. A genuine rawness even to something as simply as our Tv guides.
Here she is on the Patti Page Show this year (56)
This is a new song by Patti Page for this year 1956. (this tune “Nevertheless” is a great one to clean to)
liztaylorcosmo The young Elizabeth Taylor is on the cover of this month’s Cosmopolitan. I adore her hair this way, short and so chic’.
natlwomansday Yesterday, the 9th of August 1956, South African women marched to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the "pass", special identification documents which curtailed an African's freedom of movement during the apartheid era. It is held as a public holiday to this day. Read more about that HERE. For those Homeschoolers out there, it would be an interesting topic. Women’s rights and minority’s rates are beginning to have a move to the forefront as the decade ends. Oh, if only we could really go back and handle things differently. But, we can move forward and I think women are always the best at understanding both sides of an argument. I am sure most women have to do it daily with their children.
I just purchased two new patterns. I know, I know, I need another pattern like I need a hole in the head, but a gal must be prepared. These are both very crucial to my future sewing ventures.
The first is this wonderful hat and collar pattern.hatpattern How cunning is it that there are collar patterns! I can already imagine more of my dresses and tops becoming ‘new’ simply by adding these collars. (Although the pilgrim version might have to be reserved for only trips to Plimoth Plantaion) The striped dickey top with the button and peter pan collar is adorable. And the basic beret/pill box is going to be glorious in wool and felt.
dresspattern This second pattern made my heart skip a beat. I have been trying to find a pattern for the dresses I see that have  the sleeve as part of the bodice. Some of my faithful readers will recall my own attempts at my own pattern for this. It worked rather well, but I am dying to see how and where to put darts and such. I like the second version because I really like finding new vintage ways to wear scarves. Isn’t it just ducky peeking out like that! And pickets are always nice in any dress/skirt.
And, for those few of you who have been faithfully reading this very long column on Marriage and Money, here is the next installment. And NO it still is not all of it! There was always much more writing in old magazines than what we are given today. As I said, modern ladies magazines are like an elementary school second grade primer: See Jane Shop, Look Jane Look, there are some dishes and sheets, Buy Jane BUY. But, I digress.
Simply click on them to read and enjoy!
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I have also been really working on remaking the website again this week. I know I did it once before, but it was laid out in such a way that I could not keep up with that and all the other things I must and want to do. The new format will be simpler but easier for me to update so it can actually be a fun place to visit and share with all of you.
Until tomorrow, then, Happy Homemaking.
Because a Commenter said Allegheny Moon by Patti Page is her favorite, I edited this post to include it. This Record is from this year, as well, 1956. Here you can hear how we here in 1956 would hear it. There are no i-Pods or digital, but the lovely whirl and hiss of the Record adds something. Picture it on the large Hi-Fi the size of a sideboard. Wine chilling, the lights dimmed and you and your loved one (he in his white dinner jacket) dancing cheek to cheek. Ah…..
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