Influence Of Grease On Today's Society

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The 1950’s ear has been relevant in today’s media from television to art to celebrity cameos and so on. ‘Grease’ is an iconic musical that is commonly known today for its pink ladies, high school drama, and full mid-calf skirts while making its original premier in 1978 but as of 2016 ‘Grease Live’ was made to revamp the original with more modern television quality and entertain a live audience. ‘Grease Live’ and ‘Grease’ were made to represent the simple 1950’s era and strut the classic fashion of the time period, the musical has been played over hundreds of schools and even made its way onto Broadway for today’s society to watch. (Grease, IMDb). The recreation and popularity reveal the subtle hints of the 1950’s subculture with many enthusiasts…show more content…
Hinton (written while Hinton was in High School) but hit its prime in popularity after schools began allowing the novel as part of its reading curricular during the 7th to 8th grade range, and the popular film adaptation was released. According to S.E. Hinton’s personal website she synopsis’ ‘The Outsiders’ as “According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for ‘social’) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.” (The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton). ‘Greaser’ was a popular term used in the 1950’s to describe “a rough young man, especially one who greases his hair back and is a member of a motorcycle gang” (Greaser, Oxford Dictionaries) and although the term is not used as often as it was in the 50’s, the idea behind teenage rebellious gangs/ groups still exists among us much like they did in Hinton’s famous novel back…show more content…
Women didn't leave the house in pajamas much less without make up. they took care of themselves and dressed with pride and class. In a lot of today’s fashion, it has gotten away from class. You can see a women entire body and she doesn't have to take her clothes off! ... The 1950s were a hard time for women till. They were building on it every day but at that time it was more pressure for the woman to stay home and take care of the family rather than work. Women were still getting paid significantly less at the time and jobs were taken over by men. But there was a lot of work at that time that helped pass the equal pay laws.”

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