You shrieked in terror at my gallery of vintage '80s horror movie posters... you gasped at my science fiction movie posters of the '50s... now tremble at this gallery of movie posters featuring juvenile delinquent/teen exploitation films of the '40s through the '70s! #1. Teen Age Thunder (1957) #2. Switchblade Sisters (1975) #3. Juvenile Jungle (1958) #4. Live Fast, Die Young (1958) #5. Youth Runs Wild (1944) #6. The Cool and the Crazy (1958) #7. Reform School Girl (1957) #8. Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959) #9. Untamed Youth (1957) #10. Girls Under 21 (1940)
(“How Do I Know It’s Love” -- 1957 marriage pamphlet for teens.)
Let's be very clear here -- the only reason you or I are even watching this video is because "Friday" was such a colossally bad song. Of course it turned Rebecca Black into a star of sorts, even if it brought her a tidal wave of snide jokes and venomous criticism. But narcissism and opportunism being what they are, Black is back. This time there appears to have been some actual effort put into one of her songs, which I guess is an improvement. Witness the video for "Sing It," which is not as brutally funny as "Friday" but is also not as memorable. Sure, if the bar of quality for Black is the aural shitstorm that is "Friday," this is a vast improvement -- although no amount of AutoTune can hide the fact that she is simply an untalented singer. But even with a team of more professi
I've been having a ton of fun browsing through some collections of Golden Age comic books I downloaded recently. I've been uploading some of the images that strike me as most interesting on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, but I had to share this one here. It's an ad for a book called "Growing Up and Liking It," and it appeared in issue #28 (December 1952) of Teen-Age Romances. In case the message wasn't clear enough, this ad is aimed at teen girls having "issues" with their period. Modess, in case you didn't know, is a maker of feminine products (aka sanitary napkins) that started in the 1920s as a division of Johnson & Johnson. Their big slogan around this time was "Modess... Because." Anyway, for those who don't already know, there are tons more ads like these on Retrotisemen...