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New York in the fifties

by Dan Wakefield

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Published by Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.),
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wakefield, Dan -- Homes and haunts -- New York (N.Y.),
    • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
    • Journalists -- United States -- Biography,
    • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
    • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesNew York in the 50s.
      StatementDan Wakefield.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3573.A413 Z474 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 355 p. :
      Number of Pages355
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1564596M
      ISBN 100395513200
      LC Control Number91046285

      New York in the Fifties (Book): Wakefield, Dan: New York in the 50s is Dan Wakefield's story of a unique time and place in cultural history, when New York City was a hotbed of free love, hot jazz, radical politics, psychoanalysis, and artistic expression. Wakefield found himself in the middle of a world in which anything was possible, and he writes about the era with the keen eye of a. Compare book prices from over , booksellers. Find New York in the Fifties () by Wakefield, Dan/5().

      New York City City Directory, Franks, - $ (NEHGS) - reprinted in by Patterson Brooklyn Village Directory, unknown, - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page) - transcribed New York City and Brooklyn Village Directories, Buel and Bell, - $ (NEHGS). Author: Dan Wakefield: Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Griffin, Edition/Format: Print book: Biography: English: First St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Wakefield, Dan -- Homes and haunts -- New York (State) -- New York.

      The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced /5().   Storyline Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.6/10().


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The author's main theme is that the s provided a cultural divide and a reading of a book like Willie Morris' NEW YORK DAYS, about the city in the s, supports Wakefield's contention.

All and all, this is an enjoyable, nostalgic reading experience. Cited by: 5. New York in the Fifties is the story of a unique time and place, when New York was the hotbed of new artistic expressions, free love, drinking, hot jazz, and radical politics/5(8).

From the Inside Flap. The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, /5().

New York in the Fifties is a documentary, adapted from the book of the same name by Dan Wakefield, that looks back at life in the Big Apple as beat poetry, free jazz, and new movements in abstract %.

New York In The 50's. Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc.

Offering modern day or: Betsy Blankenbaker. Novelist Dan Wakefield paints a nostalgic portrait of life among the writers, musicians, and artists in New York in the ’s, calling the period a golden age comparable to Paris in the ’s. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political upheaval.

This decade is also the focus of David Halberstam’s triumphant The 4/5(15). "The Old Maid" is quintessential Edith Wharton -- it takes place in Gilded Age New York City, in the genteel upper crust where human passions are hidden under lace and gilt.

And despite its length, this novella is a passionate one, focusing on two women whose ordinary, pleasant lives are disrupted by a secret they both share/5. Published inbut set largely in s New York, All That Is served as underappreciated writer James Salter’s epitaph. The book follows Philip Bowman, a World War II Navy veteran who has returned to New York to success in the publishing industry.

Soren added: "As I began unsealing each packet and holding the negatives up to the light, it was like a trip back in time, back to the New York of the early '50s." Following the discovering, Soren built a website in dedication to his grandfather, sharing the negatives-turned-photographs with the rest of the world.

The New Yorker in the Forties. By David Remnic k. the single-mindedness—and the evolution of his idea for the New York-based weekly. The fifties at The New. The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today.

It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis stam not only gives us the titans of the age - Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer 4/5(15). At the start of the s, midtown Manhattan was the centre of the American music industry, containing the headquarters of three major labels (RCA, Columbia, and Decca), most of the music publishers, and many recording studios.

Publishers were the start of the recording process, employing “song pluggers” to go across town and persuade each of the major label artists-and-repertoire (A&R. New York in the Fifties by Dan Wakefield was written inbased on recollection and interviews with what mostly writers and artists who lived in NY during that era.

Wakefield came to NYC to go to Columbia University in the s from Indiana. He is older than me, but we shared some of the same spaces but decades apart/5. In the history of motion pictures in the United States, many films have been set in New York City, or a fictionalized version thereof.

The following is a list of films and documentaries set in New York, however the list includes a number of films which only have a tenuous connection to the city. The list is sorted by the year the film was released.

His memoirs include New York in the Fifties, which was made into a documentary film of the same name, and Returning: A Spiritual Journey, praised by Bill Moyers as “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I have ever read.”Reviews: 1.

The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray/5.

On Februmy book on the Mau Maus and Sand Street Angels, who were two Brooklyn youth gangs from the s, has been completed.

It took 15 years of research and writing to complete Brooklyn Rumble: Mau Maus, Sand Street Angels, and the End of an Era. This looks at the characters in the Mau Maus and the details of a gang killing that happened in February in front of the iconic.

During the 's, Edmund Wilson () wrote for The New Yorker; put together five collections of his earlier work, including ''The Shores of Light'' (); published two other books (''A.

New York in the Fifties Dan Wakefield ``all scratched out,'' he would flee New York City--and end up in Boston, permanently. This is his memoir of '50s Manhattan, a charmed, gentle, evocative. Old New York book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Set in the New York of the s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, the four shor 4/5.This decade is also the focus of David Halberstam’s triumphant The Fifties, which stands as an enduring classic and was an instant New York Times bestseller upon its publication/5().Nostalgia package for the ``silent generation'' of Eisenhower, a generation that today evidently thinks it was in no way silent.

Novelist/journalist Wakefield (Returning,etc.) arrived in Manhattan as a Columbia student from Indianapolis and was, he tells us, unprepared for the astounding freedom of anonymity that the Upper West Side granted him and for the family feelings he later met.