Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century

Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century

by Donald-Brian Johnson


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Pop culture collectibles from the post-World War I and II (1920s-1960s) are brought to life again in this new reference guide. Relive the days of the novelty "must-haves," including Hallmark paper dolls, holiday ephemera, Vogue picture records, and vaudeville. See the impact ceramists Marc Bellaire, Howard Pierce, and Heidi Schoop had in their era and today. Get nostalgic while viewing early TV Guides with "I Love Lucy" and Liberace. Take a walk down memory lane through movie posters featuring such iconic stars as Shirley Temple and Ava Gardner. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at popular antique walks held in such places as Walnut, Iowa. With 682 images, this invigorating exploration of the tastes that shaped an era is sure to make you smile. This reference book is a must-have for lovers of American popular culture, historians, and collectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764338045
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Donald-Brian Johnson received his master's degree from Northwest University, and writes and lectures frequently on twentieth century decorative arts. Leslie Pina has a Ph.D. in American Studies and is happily retired after thirty years as a college professor. Both are the authors of numerous Schiffer books.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don is amazing in digging out lots of fascinating details in all his books. This one is very close to my heart. The chapter on Jazz Baby is about my mother! Biased? Maybe. But it's still a very good read (and look).