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The Decade You Were Born—The 50s: A Decade of Change in America
 
 
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Studio Mill Creek Entertainment
Format DVD
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Worldwide  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 683904527530
Runtime/Release Date 4 hrs 8 mins/2012
Daedalus Item Code 48488
Sale Price: $4.98
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If you were born in the 1950s you are a baby boomer, the most influential and powerful group of Americans ever born. This decade saw the rise of the middle class and a building boom, as millions of Americans left the cities for the suburbs to own a home of their own. This was also a decade in which people built bomb shelters and schoolkids practiced emergency drills in the midst of the Cold War. Highlights of this set include an episode of Dragnet starring Jack Webb and the gorgeous 1954 film, The Last Time I Saw Paris. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited and directed by Richard Brooks, it features superb performances by Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson as star-crossed lovers. You'll also enjoy a 90-minute documentary, nostalgic TV commercials, period movie trailers, timelines, and more.

"Fitzgerald's tragic love story was brought to the screen with surprising vitality under Brooks' expert hand. He drew fine performances from Taylor, Johnson, and others in a sumptuous MGM production that captured the flavor of expatriate life in the City of Light.... Johnson is a GI with literary ambitions who goes to Paris and meets the wealthy Taylor. They fall in love and he settles down there, attempting to write his first novel. All goes well for a while until failure to sell his writing causes Johnson to turn to the bottle. His excessive drinking soon causes the couple to argue and Taylor to be accidentally locked out of their Parisian quarters during a rainstorm.... Taylor was never more lovely and turns in a superior performance."—TVGuide

 
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