Tv Shows In The 50's

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“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different,then finding myself in there,”Meryl Streep. During the 1950’s entertainment was a crucial part of the daily teen life. Teenagers were inspired to be like the actor or actress they see in tv. Television had a big impact during the 50’s it was one of the most popular product. There were about 55 million tv owner 's watching shows from several different station. Tv also helped make professional and college sports big business. There are similarities and differences in how teenagers are portrayed on TV in the 50’s and today. One of the most popular tv shows in the 50’s was Leave it to the beaver. It was in all american family living in…show more content…
It portrays the story of two identical cousins Patty and Cathy Lane. Patty duke played both Patty Lane, and Cathy. The girls are so identical “you’ll find they laugh alike,they walk alike, At times they even talk alike.” Except for their hairdo which is slightly different Even though it was different at some point either Catty or Patty will have a headbands in their hair. Which shows the headbands and bangs were very popular hairstyle for girls during the 50 's. Their outfit is not the same either because they both have different taste. The contrast between these two personality is the show most recognizable quality. Patty who is more energetic, and open, also who cares a lot about boys and little about grades. As for Catty she is more quiet, and cares a lot about grades. The show also focused in the typical life of highschool teenargers. “Where Cathy adore a minuet,The Ballet Russe, and creep Suzette,Our Patty loves to rock and roll, A hot dog makes her lose control- What a wild duet.” The shows’s theme song describe how different their personality where. It does not only show social life in highschool but it’s also focused on issues like bullying and isolation. It shows the typical conflict in high school, how they compete over boys, and grades etc. The real thing the show focused more on is the friendship that patty have with her identical

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