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1950-1969 All things mid century. Dont forget
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Elvis, 1960

Betty Grable 1940s


Ann Margret 1960s

Ann Margret 1960s

Sammy Davis Jr., 1959, photo: Burt Glinn

Sinatra, c.1964

Elvis, 1954

Elvis, 1954

In the studio, 1962

Sammy Davis Jr.

Patti Page, 1958

We lost someone special yesterday. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and one of the best known female traditional pop artists of all time, “The Singin’ Rage, Miss Patti Page!” She, unlike most singers of Pop music, blended styles of country music into many of her popular songs. This enabled her music to climb high atop the Billboard Country Chart as well. When Rock and Roll became popular, traditional pop music became less so. Page was one of the few pop singers who sustained her success and continued to belt out major hits into the mid 1960s. The 1970s saw Patti shift her career towards country music and chart the country charts until 1982. Patti’s signature song was the Tennessee Waltz, recorded in 1950. It was one of the biggest selling singles of the 20th century and one of two official state songs of Tennessee. Page was due to be honored with the Lifetime¬†Achievement Grammy Award in February. She was 85 years old. ¬†¬†Goodbye, Patti.

Di Dia 150, “Bobby Darin Dream Car”, 1961

Frank and Dean, 1965

Billie Holiday 1949

by Carl Van Vechten

deep space daguerreotype

Julie London