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#ThroughbackThursday: Betty Ann Edition
MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-8-18 | MOTUS

Posted on 03/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PST by NOBO2012

How fortuitous: it’s #ThroughbackThursday AND Betty Ann’s - aka Mello(ha!)LemonCello – birthday! So today’s post is a homage to a very good year, 1958.

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue had some awesome product to hawk in those days. The cars from 1958 were, like our Betty Ann, creative, original, distinctive, spunky and colorful. What ever happened to that? Look around a parking lot today: all black, white or grey in a sea of similar looking boxes bearing different nameplates. Henry Ford might be surprised to find that 100 years hence we’re essentially back to his position that you can get any color car you want as long as it’s black.

Behold the glorious choices you had in 1958: Chevy Impala, Ford Fairlane, Corvette, Thunderbird, Plymouth and Studebaker – any color you wanted.

58 impala5282_1-1958-Ford-Fairlane-118-Sunstar289Ytbird fury

And in 1958 teenage girls dressed like young women rather than sluts-in-training.

17 july covergirl carol lynleyCarol Lynley, covergirl Seventeen Magazine July, 1958 

Betty Ann probably doesn’t remember these hit songs from her birth year, but three of the best singers of the 20th century had hits in the top 100 songs of 1958. And they still sing as pretty today as they did then. I wonder how well the Hip Hop “mother f*****” lyrics will hold up after 60 years.

Return To Me, Dino Martino

One For My Baby And One More For The Road, Frank Sinatra 

Non Dimenticar, Nat King Cole

And I even found a couple vintage ‘58 trucks for Betty Ann to paint. So happy birthday BA!

8436e915a5a32c3805a3463d0a68f1ba58 pickup In honor of the event I’ll be at my easel all day. Cheers! And may you enjoy 60 more. Tattinger-1

It Was A Very Good Year.

Posted from: MOTUS A.D.

TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 1958; corvette; maga; thunderbird

1 posted on 03/08/2018 6:46:09 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
Continuity police here, you are in violation.

Those rusty old trucks would have been at least 4 years old in 1958.

1958 GMC pickup

2 posted on 03/08/2018 7:06:16 AM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: NOBO2012

I was 7 when those new 1958 cars came out. And back then they were hidden from public view until official viewing day. And it was an exciting day. The new cars looked different from the previous year. I miss those days.

3 posted on 03/08/2018 7:09:37 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: Terry Mross

Cars today look like scarab beetles because that’s the design envelope necessary to fit all the regulations the government forces car makers to comply with.

And as for the homage to Sinatra, rock and roll had been the rage for the last three years. Then there were sack dresses, purple cows and Purple People Eaters.

4 posted on 03/08/2018 8:25:12 AM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: NOBO2012

The word is, 'throwback'.

I miss the fifties, too. We were a much more literate people in those days.

5 posted on 03/08/2018 10:24:46 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: NOBO2012

Good stuff from an America of a long time ago, and yeah, it was better then.

6 posted on 03/08/2018 10:41:46 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy Mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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