In 1925, educator Donald MacJannet opened an American-style summer camp for French and American students on the shores of Lake Annecy in southeastern France, near the Swiss border.
Posts Tagged: 1960s
The First Ever Teen Drama
Beverly Hills, 90210, Degrassi High, My So-Called Life, and Dawson’s Creek were all shows from the 1990s that pioneered the now ubiquitous teen drama, but nothing came before Never Too Young, the 1965 TV show that was the first to target a teen audience.
The Birth of Skateboarding
Legend has it that skateboarding was born sometime in the mid 1940s when some inventive Californian teenagers tried to figure out a way to surf when the waves weren’t big enough.
Teen Prodigies of the Spanish Cinema
Teenage is screening this weekend in Barcelona at the In-Edit Festival, so here’s a collection of highlights from the work of Spanish teen actors across the decades.
Los Angeles, World Capital of Teen Fandom
Teenage is screening today at ArcLight Doc Fest in Los Angeles, so here’s a chronological compilation of LA teens doing what they do best — fawning over entertainers of all kinds in the entertainment capital of the world (the above photo is a Bee Gees concert in 1979!).
How To Be a Mid-Century British Teen
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.
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.
Jones Valley High School of Birmingham, 1925-1974
Today Teenage is screening in Birmingham, Alabama at the Sidewalk Film Festival, so we’re celebrating Birmingham teens.
Wiseman on Paul Simon and Mescaline
In 1968, an English teacher, no doubt in an attempt at relevancy, uses Simon and Garfunkel to “teach” her class about poetry.
High School Hippies
We often hear talk about how popular culture today is so self-referential and self-cannibalizing that it’s impossible to tell where nostalgia ends and creativity begins.