There was some truth in these assertions, but there was no conspiracy. To conclude, what it meant to be young in the 1940s would have been very different from the present day. A group of writers, artists, and musicians in San Francisco had developed an interest in alternative lifestyles turning to the art and fashions of the turn of the last century, Eastern art and philosophy, and the iconic ideals of the American West. Hippie type clothes were worn by the wealthy elite and, eventually, became a mass produced fashion trend that went against everything the original hippies stood for. Youths had surpassed the age for compulsory education and took up unskilled and semi-skilled employment to earn a wage while they lived with their parents.
Its depiction of a frantic but aimless wandering back and forth across the country rang true to a restless generation. While 50's makeup highlighted the lips, makeup of the 60's paid special attention to the eyes with large false eye lashes, and the exaggerated eye makeup worn by Twiggy. Freed named and popularized rock and roll by playing it on the radio in Cleveland—where he also organized the first rock and roll concert—and later in New York. Fashion appealed to the youth during the 1950's because they were given a choose. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and Leave It to Beaver were typical. And of course the steam locomotives of that period I wish we could turn the clock back.
Advertisement However, people aged 15-21 were ignored by department stores and were expected to dress like their older counterparts. In this piece of work I am going to explore the work of Youth Workers. Designing clothes that offered greater ease of movement, Mary Quant introduced simple tunic style dresses that rejected the structured tailoring of the fashion establishment. Mods wore tight fitting suits, grew their hair out like the Beatles and zipped around town on motor scooters. . Subcultures may also be seen as extensions of , subcultures that emerge within a specific school.
They had no televisions or phones. Marcel Danesi argues that since then, the media, advertisers and others have made youth the dominant culture of Western societies, to the point that many people retain what others consider to be immature attitudes far into adulthood. We as Americans, have learned that everyone is equal and should be treated no different. A smooth sleekness gave way to long, straight hair, worn with or without bangs or in a center part. Young people were attracted to the authenticity of earlier, simpler music. Twiggy, a fashion model and muse for Mary Quant became a hugely famous figure in the early to mid 60s. Late in the decade, folk music also enjoyed a new wave of popularity.
Huarches, a Mexican sandal with a woven leather top which had been popular for some years was commonly worn by hippie types. Flowers were often worn instead of jewelry, or worn in a wreath on top of the head. Audrey Hepburn, the muse of Herbert de Givenchy, became a fashion icon influential to this day. They formed gangs and became high profile rebels in the media. The theme of rebellion against authority, present in many rock and roll songs, appealed to teens.
The Culture of Alienation There was a flip side to the homogenized fare of television. Young people rejected the snobbery of couture, and the restrictive conservation of the post war years. A new affluence combined with affordable tuition allowed more kids than ever to attend college. Wavy haired and curly haired young women had their hair straightened or ironed it flat at home. While psychodelia quickly lost steam due to over saturation, the Bohemian fashion trend of the hippies made frequent comebacks that still influences fashion today. But soon there would be a deep sigh of relief as the economy boomed in the post-war prosperity.
Elvis was one of the most popular performers and his regular dance moves such as his famous gyrating hips caused quite uproar. Youth Culture during the 50s and 60s has often been brought back to cinema screens with many contemporary films being set during those decades. In fact, this film also contains Nicolas Cage, Matt Dillon, Chris Penn and Mickey Rourke all as baby faced as you may have seen them on the big screen. But these shows appealed mainly to the wealthy viewers who owned the first, expensive television sets. This gap created a cultural schism between children and their elders in respect to music and style. Television was the ultimate purveyor of mass culture.
In the Haight - Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, a group of young professionals, artists, and musicians began to adapt a new. The summer of 1965 saw a fledgling hippie movement in San Francisco and London. This means that the young people that would have danced at St. In 1955, Mary Quant opened her clothing shop called Bazaar, offering updated traditional styles and an informal shopping experience in a party-like atmosphere. This small group of artists and writers formed in the early 1950s around poet Allen Ginsberg, novelist Jack Kerouac, and other bohemian writers. The customer that executives at television networks catered to wasn't the viewer, but the advertiser.
It is clear then that the youth of the 1940s exploited their ambiguous status within society to varying degrees. Boys and girls began to socialise more; another driving aspect that affected rebellious behaviours. Certain crowds jocks, geeks, preppies, druggies, emos are found in many, even most, high schools across the United States, though the particular terms used by the in them may vary nerds instead of geeks, etc. A Final Assessment Many critics of the '50s looked on the audience as victims of some kind of cultural conspiracy. The use of drugs introduced an alternative perception. Despite this the media was less interested in Teddy girls since a young working class women's role was still at the time focused around the house. This trend continued into the and was a big influence on performers like Bob Dylan.
But these shows appealed mainly to the wealthy viewers who owned the first, expensive television sets. Women turned on restrictive girdles and bras, let their hair grow long, and stopped wearing makeup. Later, knee high boots came into the mix, appearing in vinyl as well as leather. In this piece of work I am going to explore the work of Youth Workers. Social position no longer dictated how a person dressed. Youth can be seen as a subordinate group in relation to the dominant, adult society.