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At the beginning of the decade, skirts were still floor length. The higher, looser waistline saw the end of the corset, but the hemline was still narrow. The remedy was slits which then made it easier to walk and dance. More emphasis was placed on shoes, boots and hose. Bodices and blouses sported collarless V and square necklines called “pneumonia” blouses. This was the last decade of complicated construction of inner bodices consisting of countless snaps and/or hooks and eyes.
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s lasted about a decade. Its primary area of impact was on the southern Plains. The northern Plains were not so badly effected, but nonetheless, the drought, windblown dust and agricultural decline were no strangers to the north. In fact the agricultural devastation helped to lengthen the Depression whose effects were felt worldwide.
The 1930's brought a sleek, sexy look to fashion. So clever Hollywood draped slinky silk satin over the Stars of the day, covering their bosom but removing their brassieres. The majority of dresses were cut on the bias to give the dress a flowing look at the bottom. Fabrics such as silk, satin, organza, net, chiffon, brocade, velvet and lace were used to great effect.
The Hollywood musical is recognized as a distinguished part of our movie history, playing an integral role in the evolution of movies during the 1920s through 1950s. Today, despite this fact, most people are unaware of how they originally got their start. The development of moving pictures with sound during the 1920s paved the way for the era of Hollywood musicals.
The 1950's spawned a broad range of authentic and distinctive designs, introduced with a traditional new age twist. For America, lately recovering from catastrophic tragedies connected to the second World War, the 1950's introduced restored hope a chance for a new way of lifestyle whose destiny would be determined by them alone.
If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair... If you're going to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love-in there. On April 17, 1961, Twelve hundred Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs with the belief that they had American backup. President Kennedy decided against direct intervention and failed to provide air support for the exiles and they ultimately failed.
The 1970s continued the hippie look reminiscent of the past decade. Worn out jeans remained popular as well as the tie-dye. The fashion for unisex was on the upswing. Afro hairstyle and platform soles became in with the rise of the radical chic. It is said that male appearance got changed more in this decade than any other time in the century.
Major civil discontent and violence occurred in the Middle East, including the Iran-Iraq War, the Soviet-Afghan War, the 1982 Lebanon War, the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the Bombing of Libya in 1986, and the First Intifada in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Teen pop carries over from the late 1980s into the year 1990, but died out in 1991 Even though initially most of the electronic music was dance music, the genre developed in the 1990s as musicians started producing music which wasn't necessarily designed for the dance-floor but rather for home listening Britpop bands such as Blur, Suede, Pulp, Elastica, Supergrass, and Oasis regularly topped the singles and album charts throughout the decade.
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