He also reports the colourful criticisms that greeted them, such as this from Max Kozloff: 'Art galleries are being invaded by the pin-headed and contemptible style of gum chewers, bobby soxers
, and worse still, delinquents.'
In the 1940s, so-called "bobby soxers
" went crazy over Frank Sinatra.
Granger recalls his studio-manufactured fan magazine romance with June Haver, and points out how MGM's Van Johnson, although a homosexual, "worked nonstop and soon became the darling of the bobby soxers
," yet was continually pressured by Louis B.
However, at the height of his fameas the bobby soxers
' pin-up, Bobby put the brakes on his career and became an activist.
Of course since then I remember Sinatra starting off, Elvis Presley, Bobby Soxers
, the 50s, 60s, and 70s music, and being a jiver and loving dancing.
Swenson was not the first to link many of these artists in print, a distinction belonging to Max Kozloff in his unsympathetic Art International article "'Pop' Culture, Metaphysical Disgust, and the New Vulgarians," a diatribe that called their work "sinister" and lamented the invasion of galleries by "the pinheaded and contemptible style of gum chewers, bobby soxers
, and worse, delinquents." Swenson himself almost seemed to concur, writing, "There is something impudent in these works, something so simple-minded and obvious as to be unexpected." Yet his great critical insight was to recognize the "impudent" and "simple-minded" as potentially interesting aesthetic qualities.
And to celebrate the charity event, Bobby soxers
Lisa Kennedy and Katrina Noble hitched a ride with three loud and proud hot rods.
Vogers audacious concept traces the polarities of today's political climate to stereotypes that reached their apex in '50s B-movies, when girls were classified either as perky bobby soxers
sipping sodas or leather-clad bad girls with loose morals to match their tight skirts.