American Popular Culture
Clicking on a 'buy' button will take you to Amazon.com to make your 100% guaranteed purchase. Use your back button to go back and forth to add books to your amazon.com shopping cart from here.
The American Dream: The 50's
by Richard B. Stolley
This books is filled with wonderful photos that will take you back to 'the good old days'. If you remember pink Cadillacs, fallout shelters, Sputnik, S & H Green Stamps, Erector Sets, duck and cover, civil rights, the red menace, car hops and drive-ins, you'll want this book
Buy The American Dream
Spam: A Biography
by Carolyn Wyman
Traces Spam's history --its high and its low points. Used extensively during WWII, to feed troops and families alike, Spam is one of the most well known brands in America, and the world. The brunt of thousands of jokes over the years, whether you hate it or love it, you cannot ignore Spam's place in popular culture.
The Complete Hamburger: The History of America's Favorite Sandwich
by Ronald L. McDonald
This funny, entertaining book by the the nephew of the founder of McDonald's, is a treasure trove of history, recipes and burger lore. There's enough here to please anyone interested in American popular culture, collectibles, cuisine, or commerce.
Mad: The Half-Wit and Wisdom of Alfred E. Neuman
Alfred E. Neuman was a parent's nemesis; but for kids, a new issue of MAD was a red-letter event. This collection of clever, satirical MAD humor includes art and commentary by Sergio Aragones, one of MAD's most popular and recognizable artists. If you remember when this "geek" was the most 'in' guy in the neighbor, this MAD volume is for you.
Buy Half Wit
Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of That Decadent Decade
by Matthew Rettenmund
The first pop reference book to capture the spirit of the 80s. Skinny ties, Valspeak, the birth of MTV -- pop music, the faces, places, fads, fashions, movies, television shows, toys, and videos that defined the "Greed Decade." This is a comprehensive tribute to all things 80s. 300 photos.
Buy Awesome 80s
Coca-Cola: The Collector's Guide to New and Vintage Coca-Cola Memorabilia
by Randy Schaeffer, Bill Bateman
The memorabilia we collect today was the newest marketing hook way back when. The 200 items showcased here demonstrate how promotional items tightly link to the history and development of the Coca-Cola company. If you collect
Buy Coca Cola
The Complete, Cross-Referenced Guide to the Baby Buster Generation's Collective Unconscious
by Glenn Gaslin, Rick Porter
From Atari to oat bran, pong to the Rubik's Cube, the A-Team, Sam Kinison, Koosh balls, Kajagoogoo and Duran Duran - this comprehensive, alphabetized, and witty guide takes you through the "big '80s"-a concise, cross-referenced catalogue of historical events, artistic achievements, technological developments, cultural triumphs and of course, Hacky sack, Underoos and Valley Girls.
Buy Baby Busters
by Albert Drake
If you remember cars with flames, drive-in movies, service stations, car clubs, drag races. cruising, car hops and curb service, this rod-centered flashback is one great ride. A good set of images from photos, catalogs, magazines, comics, and books take you on a great ride.
Buy 50s Flashback
Selling 'Em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food
by David Gerard Hogan
Before Big Mac, the Whopper and Wendy's there was White Castle -- dinner in a sack that made the hamburger respectable. Why/how was Wichita Kansas home to the American burger and 'carry out' service? How did the 5 cent burger give birth to American fast food? Grab a sack and check it out.
Buy White Castle
Going Going Gone: Vanishing Americana
by Susan Jonas, Marilyn Nissenson
Fifty specific things that we thought would always be around are showcased here, each with a 2-3 page essay and over 150 photos. What's disappearing? Drive-in movies, manual typewriters, hitchhiking, bridge parties, vinyl records, carbon paper, TV antennas, telegrams, slide rules, girdles and much more. What do we take for granted today, that will be gone from daily life in a couple of years? What might become the next hot collectible area?
Buy Going Gone
Cruisin': Car Culture in America
by Michael Karl Witzel, Kent Bash
Back in the 50s CRUISIN is what you did on Friday night. All aspects of this universal pastime are described: the cars, youth culture, street racing, drive-ins, "classic" cruising venues, popular culture and more. Ilustrated with 200 photos, this work features a dozen specially commissioned artworks by well-known automotive illustrator Kent Bash.
Great American Stuff: A Celebration of People, Places, and Products That Make Us Happy to Live in America
by R. L. Jones
Buy American Stuff
Growing Up With Dick and Jane: Learning and Living the American Dream
by Carole Kismaric, Marvin Heiferman
A simply presented amusing analysis of American popular culture and educational theories through the looking glass of the Dick and Jane readers. The book is a visual treat, with a layout that looks like Wired magazine for preschoolers. Packaged into a pocket on the inside back cover is a small volume reprinting five classic Dick and Jane tales, including Look, See It Go, and Something Blue for Puff.
Buy Dick and Jane
Op to Pop: Furniture of the 1960s
by Cara Greenberg
From a lipstick-red love seat shaped like Marilyn Monroe's lips, to an anthropomorphic "man" chaise, or a "domestic capsule unit," 1960s furniture was unique. The roots and influences of '60s design, from space travel to Pop Art, are showcased here with over 250 seldom-seen, full-page color photographs of model rooms, showrooms, and objects. Includes a source guide to the growing number of outlets for 1960s furniture design.
Buy Op to Pop
Stuck in the Seventies: 113 Things from the 1970's That Screwed Up the Twentysomething Generation
by Scott Matthews (Ed), Jay Kerness, Tamara Nikuradse, Jay Steele
If you were "really groovy" in the 70s, this book will have you in stitches. The people, the fads, the TV shows and music - Austin Powers eat your heart out. This book is great for parties or as a real ice breaker just lying on your coffee table.
Buy Stuck in the 70s
America's 5 & 10 Cent Stores: The Kress Legacy
by Bernice L. Thomas
The only comprehensive history of America's 5-&-10-cent stores. A tour of local stores nationwide, from their beginnings in 1920s to today, looking at the changing streetscape of downtown America. Over 200 Kress Stores in 27 states are featured. 178 black and white photo and 20 color plates--many from the National Building Museum's collection.
Buy 5-&-10-cent stores
The Complete Book of Frisbee: The History of the Sport & the First Official Price Guide
by Victor A. Malafronte, F. Davis Johnson (Ed), Rachel Forbes
The first collectible price guide covering 100 years of antique Frisbie/Frisbee memorabilia, with 400 color photographs detailing nearly two dozen categories. Plus an international listing of 164 frisbee collectors and dealers. One look at the Table of Contents and you'll be convinced that everything you want to know about Frisbees are in this book.
2,001 Things That Won't Make It into the 21st Century
by Career Press
This "highly subjective" list of things the editors believe will not last (and they tell you why) is a trip down memory lane for most of us. Categories include: Technology, Fashion, Food, People, Advertising Jingles, and many more. You'll find everything from Garfields stuck in car windows, to fallout shelters, steak tartare, hair-in-a-can, Beatles wigs, fur and books by OJ.
Buy 2001 Things
20th Pop Culture
by Dan Epstein
Epstein writes in his Amazon review: I wanted to call it _Stars, Cars & Electric Guitars: American Pop Culture from 1945 to 1999_, which would have been a much more accurate description of what this book is about. In short, my book is a snappy, somewhat irreverent survey of the biggest pop-cultural developments in America since World War II.
Buy 20th Pop
© 1999-2002 Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky for The Pop Culture Store
Our Privacy Statement
Website design and hosting by Sohodojo Business Services.