We, the new kids, have no idea what America was like in the fifties:
The 1950′s were perhaps the peak of American Culture. The Post-War economy was booming and a future of flying cars driven by robot housemaids was all but guaranteed. On the West Coast, one local transit authority even had a bus for cleaning other busses.
the first time I realized this, was when I read that the 50s were the original golden age for 3D cinema (!).
- F.S.C. Barber Opens in San Francisco (bellasugar.com)