Debra Beatty_1The auto industry manufactured only 139 vehicles for civilian use during 1943. When WWII ended the auto industry soared. In three years the 100 millionth car was manufactured.

The housing industry introduced tract houses which made housing for returning veterans available and affordable.

The Geneva Convention was held 1949. Standards of international law for humanitarian treatment of war were established. This treaty is important and I encourage all readers to look this up on the internet and learn about this.

The Revolution of 1952 overthrew the Monarch of Egypt and further abolished the constitutional monarchy in Egypt. King Farouk went into exile.

Marilyn Monroe a movie scarlet stimulated the imagination of young men and old men alike. Her dumb blonde persona was used to comic effect in her films. The seductive actress was ranked 6th greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999. She died 1962 at age 36.

Playboy is a men’s life style magazine. Each month interviews with notables, short stories and a pin up is featured. Hugh Hefner started the publication with an $1000 loan from his mother. Hugh Hefner’s net worth in 2009 was reported to be 43 Million Dollars.

The Korean conflict followed 1950 and lasted to 1953, Korea was divided into North Korea and South Korea. North Korea was a Communist country. South Korea would remain free. Korea remains divided.

Princess Elizabeth of England married Prince Phillip 1947. Prince Charles their first child was born 1948. Princess Elizabeth became Queen of England 1958.

Television became the popular entertainment in America. Johnny Carson’s name became a house hold word. James Arness as Sheriff Matt Dillon and Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty made the series Gun Smoke popular. Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke had a large following of faithful fans.

Ed Sullivan hosted a variety show that ran from June, 1948 to June 1971. Ed introduced the following acts: Elvis Presley, Beatles, Supreme’s, Beach Boys, Jackson 5, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Mama’s and Papas, Lovin Spoonful, Herman Hermits, the Doors, Topo Gigilo. Itzhak Perlman appeared on The Ed Sullivan show when he was just 13 years of age. He is said to be the greatest violinist of all times, living or dead.

Elvis Presley an unknown became the dream of every young girl in America. His sound and style challenged the social and racial barriers of the time 1954. He remained popular until his un-timely death August 16, 1977 at age 42. He is an American icon.

Grace Kelly an American movie actress married the Prince of Monaco 1956, in a fairy tale wedding.

President D. Eisenhower deported over 13 million illegal immigrants to make sure that returning military men would have jobs upon returning home. The deportation was called “Operation Wetback. When Ike’s two terms were finished he delivered a fiery farewell speech to America warning of the Industrial Military Complex and deficit spending.