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Retrospectacle: Surfing

Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood, balsa or plywood. New materials like Styrofoam and fiberglass made surfing a more approachable sport. The movement was spurred on by movies like 'Gidget' and the Beach Boys' 1961 song "Surfin'." It was a pastime that would become a way of life with a style and swagger all its own.

Malcolm X

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Lady Be Good Bomber

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Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Actress

She couldn’t vote. She couldn’t get a college degree—but Mary Pickford became Hollywood’s ... more
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