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The austerity of the war years came to an end and a bright new era began for the people of Britain. Here are a few items to remember this new and exciting decade.
The 1950s Look - Recreating the Fashions of the Fifties
With an end to the drab war years came a bright new optimism and exciting new fashions ruffled through the wardrobes of the nation. Discover the fashions, hairstyles, make-up and accessories that made this decade so special. Meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated, this is essential reading for anyone interested in social history and fifties fashion.
The 1950s - Household Replica Pack
A set of reproduction items (leaflets, images, cards etc) all associated with everyday household life in the 1950s. A nice selection for anyony interested in this influential decade.
Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock
25 original tracks including: Rock Around The Clock, Thirteen Women, Shake Rattle and Roll, Crazy Man Crazy, Birth of the Boogie and Many More.
London in Festival Year 1951 (DVD)
A Collection of films made for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Includes Festival in London, a colourful introduction to the exhibition, with William Alwyn's superb Festival March.
Brief City was made by The Observer during the last two weeks of the exhibition before it vanished forever. This film was Richard Massingham's last production.
Family Portrait was the last film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings. Looking back at the history of Britain, the film turns over the pages of history as someone might browse through a family album. Jennings also considers the importance of Europe to the country's future.
Designed in Britain is a bonus film which offers an imaginative impression of British Design. Terence Conran was technical advisor.
DVD (PAL - All Regions)
E- Exempt from classification
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