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  • 1. 1950’s Fads Laura Hooge & Luke Wallace
  • 2. Coonskin Caps
    • “ Hats made from racoon skin and fur. These hats became an iconic image of such 50's frontiersman as Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone.”
  • 3. Pez Dispenser
    • “ The popular candy which was created decades before the 1950's, developed a new pocket size dispenser which became very popular in the 1950's. This new dispenser is now a Pez trademark and is what Pez is known for.”
  • 4. Spud Guns
    • “ These were pistols that would shoot out potatoes. They were also known as potato cannons, tennis ball cannons, potato guns, or spudguns.”
  • 5. Bubble Gum Cigars
    • “ Gum shaped to look like cigars (some even had a pink tip, to look like they were lit).”
  • 6. Shoes
    • Saddle Shoes: Worn by everyone.
    • Spike or Stiletto heel, designed to draw attention to leg and calf
    • Flats: Popular shoe style worn by girls to school.
    • Ballet shoes were also popular.
  • 7. Hula Hoop
    • “ One of the biggest fads of all time is the hula-hoop, invented in 1957, by an Australian. The name "hula hoop" came from the Hawaiian dance its users seemed to imitate. The invention was licensed to Wham-O, who sold 25 million hula-hoops in two months. Almost 100 million international orders followed. They were manufacturing 20,000 hoops a day at the peak of popularity. Not all nations thought this was such a spiffy idea. Japan banned the hoops thinking they might promote improprieties. The Soviet Union said the hula-hoop was an example of the "emptiness of American culture." Hula-hoops lost their popularity by the late 1970's but are still sold in major retails stores today.”
  • 8. Frisbees
    • Everyone loved throwing the frisbee around. Even today people still throw frisbees around at parks, beaches, bbq's etc. Even dogs love chasing frisbees...but nothing compares to how people enjoyed them in the 1950's