The 1950's ... picture game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    These are some pics I collected in my files. Identify as much as you can in the pics. For example, person, movie, fad, etc.

    Here we go! Good luck and enjoy.







    PICTURE 6 50-6.jpg


    Hugs, DIANE :)
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    Picture 3 looks like Liz. Probably from Father of the Bride. I've never
    seen it. Can't stand to watch Spencer Tracey although he is constantly
    described as a great actor in show biz books. There was a sequel. I think
    it was called Father's Little Dividend. Of course Liz had lots of sequels to
    her weddings.

    Picture 4 is a candlestick phone. They were around until the 1940s.
    (Despite the name, the phone has no wick.)

    Picture 5 is from Attack of the Austrian Zombies. Either that
    or The Sound of Music with the original Maria, Mary Martin.

    6 is all the equipment you need to play jacks except for a floor or sidewalk
    to play on. When I was a kid little girls played jacks and recited rhymes to
    go with it. They also played another sidewalk game. Couldn't remember
    the name. Had to search the net. It was hopscotch. Remember that one?
    If you didn't have a piece of chalk to draw the diagram, you could use
    a piece of brick.

    Will leave the rest for GB who is a whiz at all our games here. Probably
    was a whiz at jacks and hopscotch in her yute.

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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock,

    Your post made me smile. :)

    By the way, have y'all had any problems posting pics recently??? I had some of the above pics on my computer, searched for a couple more, and it took over an HOUR to post and edit and re-edit and re-edit. Just curious.

    The board still seems to be acting up for me. My mouse pointer is never where I left it, when I pause typing.

    So, I'll get a sentence that reads: "'all had any problems The board still seems posting pics....."

    PH must be doing something. Upgrades, maybe?

    We played hopscotch in our "dirt" driveway. Just used sticks or the heels of our sneakers to make the grid. And a nice smooth stone to toss. :)

    You're a whiz, GB's a whiz too. No answers from me, until GB sees this thread. But you did almost make me snort iced tea up my nose ........ AUSTRIAN ZOMBIES! LOL LOL LOL

    Later, my friend

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Recognize these musicians? I heard all of them live. Chatted with a few too.
    One on the phone. And ate pizza with one over half a century ago.





    Hi Diane, good to see that you are in posting form again. Yes, I've
    had trouble with the machine lately. Gordon says one can't really tell
    if it's our computer or something else like the modem or the website.

    I am experimenting with this post. All the images are from Youtube.
    I have found that some images from elsewhere often disappear. I recently
    posted 4 orchid pics on the Porch, and they all disappeared in a day or
    two. And some of those sites have all kinds of scary warning about
    copyrights and what not. I also like the smaller images. I don't want to
    take up too much space here.

    Best to you and Kevin and Faithy, Beetie and Rosie.

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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Diane, so good to see you posting. Thanks for a new game.


    #1 is Elvis singing Jailhouse Rock.

    #2 is Marilyn Monroe singing Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.

    #3 does look like Liz in Father of The Bride.

    #4 is a candlestick phone. We had a brass one as an antique but didn't use it.

    #5 is Mary Martin and it does look like The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music.

    #6 is jacks. My friends and I played a lot. I got pretty good at it. Couldn't do it now with these arthritic hands. Heck, I couldn't even get down on the floor or ground.

    #7 is, of course, Lucille Ball taking a smoke break, probably on the set of "I Love Lucy."

    Rock probably knows all of these but has left some of them for the rest of us.

    Rock, that looks like John Denver with two other guys in #1 but I'm not sure.

    Don't know who #2 is.

    #3 is Florence Henderson with the Muppets.

    #4 is Jo Stafford (boy this one was a hard one).

    #5 is the Kingston Trio with, it looks like, Jack Benny.

    #6 is Gizelle McKenzie on Your Hit Parade. I know I misspelled her name. Does spelling count?

    #7 looks like Johnny Cash. Is that his wife?

    I'm having trouble seeing the small pix. That's my excuse and I sticking with it.

    Love, Mikie
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie

    You reminded me of the guy who couldn't see the pix for the pixels.

    All your answers were correctomundo. That is John Denver with
    the Chad Mitchell Trio. He replaced Chad Mitchell. Most of those
    groups had personnel changes over the years: the Kingston Trio,
    The Limeliters, The Weavers, The New Christie Minstrels, The
    Statler Brothers etc.

    Bonus points for Jo Stafford. My uncle's favorite singer. I met her
    and her husband conductor Paul Weston in Hollywood. Paul was
    a conductor, arranger, composer and pianist. He was from
    Springfield, MA, a city founded by my ancestors in 1636. Gordon and
    I were there in 1990. I picked up some postcards from the city's
    350th anniversary. The oldest city park is named after the family.

    No 2 is Arlo Guthrie. Saw him in concert a couple times. The Hollywood
    Bowl concert featured lots of famous folks like Woody Guthrie and
    Joan Baez. It was recorded. Used to have the record. If you listen
    closely you can hear me applauding.

    When it comes to Gisele MacKenzie spelling is always a problem. I have
    never typed her name without looking it up. Very likely she did too.

    Yes, No 7 is Johnny and June Carter Cash from the Carter family. The
    Carters collected and recorded lots of folk songs. You can see Mother Maybelle
    Carter on Youtube playing the guitar and the autoharp (not simultaneously).

    So long, it's been good ta know ya.
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Kids,

    Rock, thanks for all the interesting info on these performers. Joan Baez used to sing in a beer joint in Boulder when I was growing up. I couldn't go into the place but could hear her outside. At the time, I knew she was something special. Let me digress a to the beer joint was a small car lot with foreign sport cars. Back then, fiberglass car bodies were the latest and greatest. A car caught fire which soon engulfed the entire lot. The fiberglass bodies got so hot they melted and slid off the chases. Most were part way off before the fire was extinguished. I've loved cars ever since I was a kid. My lifelong dream has been to own a 1950's era Silver Gullwing Mercedes. Just read about the new S Class Cabriolets and they are gorgeous, fast too if you get the V-8. Unless I win the LOTTO, I'll probably never realize my dream. Oh well, let's hope Heaven has cars.

    gb, hope you are feeling better after your visit to the dentist. There was just a week between my visit to the dentist and hygienist and my visit to the dermatologist where I had biopsies and a mole removed. Like you, I require a few days to recover. I slept well last night. Hope you are feeling better and you have NRG to burn!

    Hmmmm, burning and fire seem to be on my mind today. Perhaps that song, This Girl's On Fire, which was playing at the doc's office, stuck in my mind. I wonder whether songs and lyrics about fire, being warm, being hot, being cold, etc. would be good for a new game.

    It's going to be hot here today. Weatherwoman just showed huge cumulus clouds which were beautiful. Could be we'll get rain. It's a possibility every day as we're in our Rainy Season.

    Love to all y'all,
  8. Carrybean

    Carrybean Member

    The first one look likes that the person is dancing hear the music. Because the action is showing here is dancing.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Carrybean, welcome to the Pro Health Board. We play lots of games
    here. Most of them having to do with songs or movies. Yes, you're right. The
    first picture shows Elvis Presley in his movie Jailhouse Rock which was made
    when I was in High School almost 60 years ago. Come back and visit anytime.

    I like Mikie's suggestion for songs regarding hot, cold, fire, etc.
    Elvis also recorded a song called Burning Love. And Ray Price
    had a hit with Burning Memories which was written by Kris Kristofferson.

    At the beginning of WWI a 21 year old Welshman wrote Keep The Home Fires
    Burning and became instantly famous. Like his friend Noel Coward he wrote
    and acted in several operettas, plays, movies, etc.

    The song Too Darn Hot was written by Cole Porter for Kiss Me Kate. You can
    see Ann Miller performing same on Youtube.

  10. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    How 'bout Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. Also Heat Wave from 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' I'm too lazy to do a search but these two came to mind.

    Carrybean, glad to have you here. This is a great group of people. Let us know if we can help you to get around the web site here.

    Love, Mikie
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  11. Carrybean

    Carrybean Member

    Thank you @rockgor for your inspiration and let me know about this. I will keep this in mind. lol
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Not a song, but how about FDR's Fireside Talks or Chats, can't remember which. I wasn't around then.

    Love, Mikie
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie, I was around when FDR was making his fireside chats. But I was
    too young to comprehend same.

    After FDR died, Vice President Harry Truman became President. I was in
    3rd grade when he ran for reelection. Truman didn't win the vote in our
    class, but he won at the polls.

    In the 1970's Merle Miller wrote Plain Speaking, a biography of Truman. It
    was a huge best seller and the most interesting bio of any President that
    I've read.

  14. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hey, Rock,

    I would think it would be a good book. He's the only U.S. President to use atomic weapons in war. I can't imagine what making that decision was like. Think I've mentioned that I'm reading The Glory And The Dream by William Manchester. It's out of print now. I keep starting it and don't keep at it. It's in two volumes. I did read about FDR and his presidency. Soooo, Truman should be next up. His daughter, Margaret, as I'm sure you know, went on to have a successful stint as an author. I read one of her novels and it was pretty good.

    Hope you're having a good one.

    Love, Mikie
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie

    Yes, Margaret had a career as an author. Also as a singer. Not very successful
    in either one. One critic wrote that she sang in the cracks of the piano. Truman
    wrote an infamous letter threatening to punch him in the nose.

    I thought her books were terrible. Couple months ago at the
    library a fellow told me an author he had known was actually her ghost writer.

    That's doubly sad. Books that are mediocre and she didn't even write 'em.
    Of course, the evidence is hearsay; not really conclusive.

    I've been watching NCIS the last couple months. The scripts are written
    by a lot of different writers. One thing they all have in common. They
    don't know the difference between evidence and proof.

    They also have scripts in which the elderly doctor (aka Ducky) pedantically
    corrects other people's grammar. And then they have scripts were he makes
    the same mistakes himself.

    Show biz is endlessly fascinating. Well, at least to me. Well, at least parts
    of it. Not most of the stuff that goes on today. :)

  16. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hey, Rock,

    The book I read by Margaret Truman was pretty good but I guess the bar had been set pretty low for her. Some of the jokes people told about her were horrible. Politics today has nothing on some of the mean things people said back then. I'm glad the Clintons and Obamas have been able to keep their kids out of the limelight. Many of the low-price books I get from Amazon are truly terrible. It's funny, as an atty., you would be aware of such errors regarding evidence. As an old pilot, I'm aware of errors regarding flying airplanes. My Mom used to get all bent outta shape when detectives would claim to have evidence gotten from phone calls. That was back before it was technically feasible to do so. She was a telephone operator for 44 yrs.

    I find show biz fascinating too but not as much as you. When my kids lived in LA and worked in the movies, I got a lot of gossip and first-hand stories about what went on there. Most of what my kids told me was about the people in the biz who were nice and helpful to young people breaking into show biz. That always made me happy. On the other hand, Bill Cosby was known to be very 'helpful' to young talent. Yikes!!! :eek:

    Not only are different writers used for different episodes, different directors are often used. HBO is often switching directors. It's amazing how seamless the switches appear to be. DSIL's uncle, Timmy Van Patten, has been directing a lot of the HBO series, including The Sopranos. His cousin used to make a living just writing treatments. All he had to do was come up with ideas for episodes and the writers would take it from there.

    OK, gonna go over to the Porch and sit a spell.

    Love, Mikie
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie

    With regard to "treatments", I have read in 2 or 3 books about a "writer"
    who didn't actually write. Just came up with ideas at MGM. He suggested
    to a producer, "Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, San Francisco earthquake."
    The movie was made in 1936. Hard to believe one could make a living that
    way, huh?

    Regarding Margaret Truman, the author, I checked the Wikipedia article
    on her and one on Donald Bain, her ghost writer. Bain's name shows up
    on the covers of the "Jessica Fletcher" novels "Murder She Wrote". No
    secret with them.

    You're right. People notice mistakes in their field. "John Deere didn't even
    make that model until after WWII".

    Gordon just called me with his bullhorn. The ornery cat is outside. Gotta
    go downstairs and give her breakfast.

  18. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Rock,

    Glad to see you know your place as a servent to that cat. I think the ornery ones are very smart and probably frustrated by the limits in their lives. Actually, I've know some people like that but no one here. Interesting about Donald Bain. Evidently, ideas for shows are worth it so that they pay a lot for them. Once the writers have ideas, they can run with them. DSIL's cousin did quite well writing treatments.

    I didn't know the origins of John Deere. Once, on the freeway, I saw someone towing a restored Ford tractor. It was beautiful. I've since found out that there are people who restore them, just like old cars. I think it's great that things are preserved for future generations. Today's tractors, with air conditioning and sound systems, are nothing like the tractors of old.

    Gonna go check out the Porch. Traffic has been light there recently.

    Love, Mikie