In the years that followed the birth of the “teenager” in 1945, British and American adults had no choice but to come to terms with the cultural and economic power of this new group.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Donyale Luna, First Black Supermodel
Much of the conversation surrounding New York Fashion Week has rightfully criticized the fashion industry’s continued refusal to hire non-white models, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a long history of black supermodels rising (if briefly) to the top of the fashion world.
Orson Welles, Most Precocious Teen Ever
Orson Welles made his first short film, Hearts of Age when he was just 19 years old.
New Blood — Emerging British Photographers
Editors Note: This is the first in a series of posts on London teen culture, past and present, to celebrate our UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival Oct 10-13.
20th Anniversary of Dazed and Confused
Richard Linklater’s seminal high school comedy, Dazed and Confused, turns 20 on September 24th!
Throwback Thursday: BEAUTY
Miss Teen America started in the 1980s, but teen beauty pageants have been around for much, much longer than that.
Drowning in Unemployment!
This effective, inadvertently Buñuel-y 1979 ad for the Scottish Youth Opportunities Programme dramatizes the effects of youth unemployment in Scotland.
LA Teen Clubs, 1983
Adult anxiety about teen recklessness has always been in style.
Matt Wolf on BBC’s Talking Movies
Earlier this week, BBC World’s Tom Brook profiled Teenage director Matt Wolf for his show Talking Movies.
Remember Macaulay Culkin? Not the Macaulay of the “WE FORGOT KEVIN!!!”