thinglets: Going Steady? 1951 Style! is such a cool site for so many reasons. If you haven't explored it, you should check it out for audio, video, books, and any old website you might have thought was lost ten years ago.

I only used the Youtube link above because the embed from was too high quality to stream efficiently. Check out the original site with the Prelinger Archives of How To Be A Teen in The 1950s.

The film above is supremely useless in that it raises a ton of questions for teenagers in the 1950s, yet gives little to no practical advice. Instead, the unending curves that are thrown at the morality and practicality of this impending relationships are probably meant to intimidate more than inspire. 58 years later... the language has changed, the settings have changed, yet many aspects of the archetype are timeless.