New Orleans in the Fifties

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Remember when Mardi Gras was cancelled in 1951 in tribute to the men fighting the Korean War? Surely you were there for Elvis Presley's visit to the Municipal Auditorium in 1956, and you must recall the first time you crossed the brand-new Greater New Orleans Bridge. Remember the A-line and Trapeze line in dresses, and the milk bottle on top of the Cloverland Dairy? Mary Lou Widmer recalls for readers these and many other images and events that together define the decade. Packed with photographs, her remembrances...

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Overview

Remember when Mardi Gras was cancelled in 1951 in tribute to the men fighting the Korean War? Surely you were there for Elvis Presley's visit to the Municipal Auditorium in 1956, and you must recall the first time you crossed the brand-new Greater New Orleans Bridge. Remember the A-line and Trapeze line in dresses, and the milk bottle on top of the Cloverland Dairy? Mary Lou Widmer recalls for readers these and many other images and events that together define the decade. Packed with photographs, her remembrances will delight and entertain all who lived through this unique decade in the city of New Orleans and will intrigue all those who have a special fascination with the past of the Crescent City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802681
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: New Orleans History Ser.
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 777,050
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY LOU WIDMER, a native of New Orleans, is a certified descendant of the area's settlers prior to the Louisiana Purchase. She is a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 11
Acknowledgments 13
Chapter 1 The Police Action Nobody Wanted 17
Chapter 2 Construction in a Booming City 23
Chapter 3 Defense Shelters and the Eisenhower Election 33
Chapter 4 Gambling in New Orleans 39
Chapter 5 Le Car, C'est Tout! 45
Chapter 6 Life in Suburbia 55
Chapter 7 Entertainment, Outings, and Weekends 71
Chapter 8 Fashions and Fads of the Fifties 79
Chapter 9 That Glorious Boob Tube 93
Chapter 10 Desegregation in New Orleans 101
Chapter 11 Art, Architecture, Movies, and Books 107
Chapter 12 The Changing World of Music in the Fifties 125
Chapter 13 Sports in New Orleans in the Fifties 133
Chapter 14 Advancements in Medicine and Technology 141
Chapter 15 A Look Around Town at the Decade's End 149
Index 171
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