Dating dos and donts 1950
Fascinating US government sponsored classic films collection targeted at young persons all about what to do, how to act, who to go with, and what to think, when going on a date. This is a rare look into the past when the post-WWII campaign for strengthening family, marriage, and the community was full stride.Dating: Do’s and Don’ts Produced: 1949 Length: 12 Minutes Dating in the 1950s!Children still require instruction in proper table manners and the fundamentals of good grooming.The drug problem has only worsened since the 1950s requiring even greater adult intervention than the old films proposed.It does not mean that society in middle of the last century was "square" and today we are "way cool." Style changes, but social dilemmas endure. Fred Mac Donald is Professor of History, Emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.And so we are left with the realization that those school films did not--perhaps could not--solve the problems of their era; and that we must fashion our own style in addressing most of those same problems because we have seen the past and it is us. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctorate in History from the University of California at Los Angeles.
They were not instruments of social transformation.
As their date progresses, the narrator gives Woody several important guidelines to follow that make him a swell guy on a date.
Dating Dos and Donts is that vintage 1950s social etiquette film that takes viewers back to a time when the rules of conduct were simpler, restrictive, and by today standards, absurd.
Dating Dos and Donts is one of the greatest examples of 1950s culture ever acquired.
This famous film takes teens through the gauntlet of rigid rules for dating, from asking the right girl to how to say good night.