bobby soxer

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bobby soxer

In the 1940s and '50s, a teenage girl or young woman known for being a passionate fan of pop musicians (particularly Frank Sinatra) and for wearing "bobby sox" (white ankle socks that were very trendy at the time). Look at how cute my mom was, back when she was a bobby soxer.

bobby soxer

A typical teenage girl of the 1940s and '50s. Fashion for teenage girls of those decades dictated short white anklets with turned-down tops. Absent any record of an eponymous Bobbi (short for Barbara or Roberta), the best guess about the name is “bob” in the sense of “cut short.” Girls who wore them were known as bobby soxers. When they weren't swooning over Frank Sinatra, they congregated at malt shops or rode in their boyfriends' hot rods. Watching a rerun of the TV show Happy Days will put that era in focus.
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CARY ON REGARDLESS A grown-up Shirley starred with Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer in 1947
30 Doncaster The forenames of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), award winning actor, Rat Pack member and, above all, American singing legend who, born as the only child of an Italian immigrant family in Hoboken, New York, conquered the world as jazz singer, bobby soxer idol and crooner supreme.
He returned to Hollywood after the war, and in 1947 picked up an Oscar for original screenplay for the Cary Grant comedy "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.
His screen credits included The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, Easter Parade, Annie Get Your Gun and Anything Goes.
The shining steel and the retro appliances all give way to the actual furniture within the kitchen and the vinyl and linoleum appeal of the diner, the favorite hangout of many a bobby soxer.
Today's multiple Bobbie Soxer looked one to follow after an impressive victory at Leicester in May, but the handicapper hit him hard and he struggled off his higher mark in midsummer.
Bobbie Soxer will be hard to beat if reproducing the form of her last run in the EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (8.
Celena Schafer plays Gilda as a bobby soxer down to her teddy bear and wyncyette pyjamas but sings with maturity, beauty and purity of tone.
They were Cleveland's Bob Lemon (17-14), White Soxer Billy Pierce (15-14), Philadelphia's Alex Kellner (a 20-game loser in 1950, 11-14), Tiger duo Paul "Dizzy" Trout (9-14) and Ted Gray (7-14), and poor Brownie Duane Pillette (6-14).
Marcus Hosgood, racing secretary to John Dunlop, trainer of Bobbie Soxer "She's a real fast-ground filly and we wouldn't want too much rain.
He picked up several awards including an Oscar in 1947 for his screenplay of The Bachelor and the Bobby- Soxer and a Tony award in 1959 for his musical Redhead.
Reverting to sprinting, the daughter of Kyllachy travelled well just off the pace and drew clear in the closing stages to score by a cosy two and three-quarter lengths over Bobbie Soxer.
Eddie Ahern, rider of Bobbie Soxer "I won on her at Leicester last month when she travelled well and picked up in good style.
It is a salute to the B movies of the 50s that would see the bobby soxer and her square-jawed boyfriend threatened by beings from outer space or some chemically-altered beastie.
This is great news for image consultants and make-over gurus who rely on forty-something hausfraus to turnfrom middle aged bobby soxer into a having-it-all 90s woman.