50's theme?

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okay, so there is a daddy-daughter dance coming up at my daughter's school and they are going for a 50's theme. What am I supposed wear, I don't know much about the the time period but what I think of is like a white t-shirt and tight jeans, maybe a leather jacket or letterman jacket- I am thinking The Fonz. I have none of this (except a white t-shirt) and don't want to spend a whole bunch on clothes to wear once. Also, I have a shaved head and I don't really know how that could be incorporated since the greased hair seemed to be a pretty dominating theme back then. Maybe someone here has some suggestions? Maybe I am way off in my perception? I am going off movies and tv shows like Grease, Happy Days, parts of Back to the Future, etc...
 

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Try the Salvation Army for cheap duds.
 

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This should do.
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James Dean was a big hit around then. Watch Rebel Without a Cause and you'll see tonnes of looks. Do you want to be cool or square. :lol:
 

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Dress like the 50's or dress like 70's Elvis...... 99% of the kids these days won't know who Elvis is any way.
 

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Just watch Grease!!!! LOL
 
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Yes, but none of those pictures are nearly as exciting as mine. Just saying.

Dress like the 50's or dress like 70's Elvis...... 99% of the kids these days won't know who Elvis is any way.

I take it that neither of you are true Elvis fans then.

Obviously the best looking Elvis was the 1968 concert in black leather. If I were that way inclined....... he coulda had me..... over and over and over again. :lol:
 

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I take it that neither of you are true Elvis fans then. .............:


Whether I'm a fan or not is not relevant. I'm speaking of 'kids these days'. They have no idea who Elvis is, or John Wayne, or Doris Day, or Buddy Holly, or Roy Rogers, or Bob Hope, or Lawrence Welk, or Janis Joplin, or Bill Haley.......... ad nauseum ad infinitum.
 

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The Godfather Oooo that's a good one.
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I take it that neither of you are true Elvis fans then. .............:


Whether I'm a fan or not is not relevant. I'm speaking of 'kids these days'. They have no idea who Elvis is, or John Wayne, or Doris Day, or Buddy Holly, or Roy Rogers, or Bob Hope, or Lawrence Welk, or Janis Joplin, or Bill Haley.......... ad nauseum ad infinitum.

WHO?!!! :sexywink:
 

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Tyrone Power........ Jane Mansfield........ Bill Cosby........ Mary Pickford........ Douglas Fairbanks......... Frank Sinatra.......... Marilyn Monroe........ Liz Taylor........... Lucille Ball.......... Arthur Miller......... Paul Anka......... Louis Armstrong...... Chuck Berry........ Ernest Hemingway...... J.D. Salinger...........
 

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lol Yes yes.......I've heard of all those old dead people. (well some of them are dead)
 

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Just wear a poodle skirt, and white blouse.

I heard cross-dressing was popular in the 50's =D
 

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