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Friday, January 24, 2014

Film Strip Friday-Are You Popular?

Continuing our series of educational film strips from the 1940s, 50s and 60s here is Are You Popular?    A late 1940s gem this film explores the dynamics of popularity and dating, apparently parking is a no no but skating parties and weenie roasts are great ideas.  My favorite line "Why is Caroline so popular......because she seems as interested in girls as in boys."



9 comments:

  1. Oh I love these ;D The groovy shirt on the first guy that talks, wow!

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  2. Oh and so surreal to hear these kids HINT but not blatantly talk about sex, tits, etc. NO, not how teens of any era communicate. Lies!

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  3. Wow. This is more like a parent's fantasy of what it was like to be a teenager. Although, I do wonder if it wasn't a little less blatantly disrespectful and rebellious than today. Also I think both boys and girls have a lot more freedom to be themselves, not stuck in the stereotypes featured here, and that's healthier I think.

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  4. PS> When I was growing up we didn't have skating parties but we had plenty of weenie roasts, and yes that's what they were called :D

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  5. Nah, I never was popular ;-) But I didn't care. LOL!

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  6. this is so cool to see this old stuff
    love
    tweedles

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  7. That made us laugh. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Interesting. This is an old film, but new to me :-)

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  9. It's always a blast to watch this film on Youtube (or now here). There is such a wonderful innocence to the line that your quoted. It makes one yearn for a (seemingly) simpler time when not everything was thinly veiled in sexual innuendo.

    ♥ Jessica

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