On a January workday in 1872, a seventeen year old woman named Fanny Hyde killed her boss, George Watson.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
The Awkward Years Project
From bowl cuts to braces, not everyone has the coolest teenage years.
How to Jitterbug
If you caught our new clip on USA Today’s Pop Candy and wondered how to pull off some of those dance moves: the folks at Metro Goldwyn Mayer have you covered with their Groovie Movie (1944), an occasionally awkward, but physically impressive, instructional video that packs in a lot of historical speculation, outrageous dance moves and blazing swing music as it races towards a truly gonzo-fun conclusion.
Do the Stroll
The teen dance craze called “The Stroll” was given it’s titular anthem by Canadian vocal group The Diamonds in 1957 with slithering saxophones and a slow walking beat.
Teenager’s Weekly in Australia
Australia’s Women’s Weekly magazine had been turning out issues for twenty-six years by the time they answered rising fears of teen delinquency and and the cultural impact of rock-n-roll.
Don’t let the cheesy Osmond Family style cover fool you, the music contained within Donnie and Joe Emerson’s only LP is the kind of haunted obscurity that hipsters and record freaks live for.
Shirley Temple’s Teenage Years
When you mention Shirley Temple you will invariably recall that iconic, perennially smiling, dimpled face wreathed in golden curls.
What We Wore
Initiated by photographer Nina Manandhar and the team at ISYS ARCHIVE, the What We Wore project is creating a people’s style history of Britain from 1950-2010.
Meet the 12 O’Clock Boys
The 12 O’Clock Boys are Baltimore’s own renegade teenage dirt-bike crew.