You need to watch Leave it To Beaver:)
Yes they had cars
They lived in the suburbs in modest size homes 3 bedrooms living room dining room 1 bathroom nice yard with a garage. TV was around the garage door opener had been invented. Dad worked and mom stayed home and had a plate of cookies ready for the kids after school. It was the American Dream time. They had electric washers and dryers.
There were beehive hairdos, nylon stockings, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, denim jeans were becoming popular, leather jackets, letter highschool jackets, scarfs and berets, cats eye glasses, pencil skirts, pony tales with bangs, slicked back hair for guys.
Young people were called youths not teenagers
Music was just beginning to branch into Rock and Roll but there were still people like Perry Como and Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole but there was Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash
There were drive ins, diners, and drive in movies, and soda fountains, and car hops
There was James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando , Tony Curtis, Cary Grant * Charlton Heston, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor in the movies
TV dinners were popular and trendy and acceptable in the 1950's Basically they ate what we eat now. Lots of packaged food started coming out around this time.
Cars were a really big deal they tricked them out and raced them and they were muscle cars and made them cool to the teens
They were status symbols to the grown folk
Answered By: Ms.G. - 5/25/2010