Having been born in the 80's, it's hard for me to remember a time in which having children out of wedlock was scandalous. In the 50's, though, it was a big deal, especially given the fact that the waiting til marriage farce was still being upheld in the mainstream culture. This particular representation is very over-the-top and hard to imagine from a modern perspective. Obviously, few are shocked by this anymore. So, enjoy this supremely campy take on teen pregnancy and think wistfully back to a time when it was seriously frowned upon. And PLEASE educate your daughters and sons about birth control!
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.