Surfin’ Aust-ral-ia. Right? Australia is outlined in beaches.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
RIP Gad Beck: Teen Gay Jewish Resister
Gad Beck, teenage World War II Jewish resistance fighter and gay activist, passed away in Berlin this past Sunday June 24th, just days before his 89th birthday.
Patti Smith Wanted To Be A Missionary
“Rock and roll is getting back into the hands of the people again, belongs to the kids again, not to big business guys” — In 1979, Patti Smith appeared on ABC’s Sunday morning program, “Kids Are People Too.
War Garden Girls
The National War Garden Commission was an American effort in 1917 to “grow your own” in a time of limited food production.
Yo! Little Brother!
Nolan Thomas is on a mission to rescue his brother from the evils of cigarettes, beer, and hair bleach in the 1984 single, “Yo, Little Brother.”
Brooke Shields shines like chrome in Tilt (1979), lacklusterly described as ‘the big, pinball rock movie‘.
Fighting the Debauchery of Our Girls and Boys
According to Reverend Philip Yarrow, author of the self-published title, Fighting the Debauchery of Our Girls and Boys (1923), 1920’s Chicago was a den of sin, full of ruinous propaganda and evil activity.
Snapshots of Jewish Youth
Close-up portrait of three Hungarian rabbinical students in Budapest, 1940-1943.
Periods. Every teenage girl has to deal. Plenty of companies are here to help, with some cringe-inducing advertising.
Chicago’s South Side, 1960– If you were a young, fashionable African American man, you were either a Gouster or an Ivy Leaguer.