Gosh! They're all swell.Most people can't name all these 1950s icons. Ah, the 1950s - the heyday of American pop culture. It was the era of poodle skirts, rock and roll, black-and-white television and Cinemascope. Elvis was shaking his hips and shocking parents, Bill Haley and the Comets were rocking around the clock, Marilyn Monroe set the platinum-blonde trend, and James Dean symbolized Baby Boomer rebellion (a little too well).
Because it was the post-war era and kids had money to burn again, going the movies became a big pastime for kids of the 1950s, with hot movies like Rebel Without a Cause and Hitchock thrillers in theaters. If they weren't at the movie house, they might be parked in front of their TV. The 1950s were known as the Golden Age of Television, giving rise to many new and now famous faces: think Lucille Ball and Ricky Nelson, or the comedy team of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. At the movies, kids were watching Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly light up the silver screen. At any moment on the radio, Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly might be getting those saddle-shoed toes tapping. It was a great time in American pop culture history.
The 1950s were about six decades ago, but they remain a huge influence on entertainment today. How much do you know about the icons of yesteryear? We bet you can't name all the 1950s icons pictured in our quiz - but maybe you can! Let's find out! Let’s Play