Today’s feature is THE DARK PAST starring William Holden, Nina Foch and Lee J. One weekend, he, his wife Ruth, and his son Bobby leave for their cabin in the country. Grab a bucket of popcorn, some Milk Duds and a Coke and find a seat. When a colleague questions his ability to redeem criminals, Collins tells him the story of how he came to work for the police: Several years earlier, Collins had been a practicing psychiatrist and college professor.The life expectancy rates were lower, birth control options were limited and divorce rates were down.So, what was it like to date and be in love back when men were at war and women were entering the workforce?ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.Due to this, homemade clothing was as popular as it was in during the 1930s.
However, by the turn of the 20th century we find the word being used to describe lower-class men and women going out socially to public dances, parties and other meeting places, primarily in urban centers where women had to share small apartments and did not have spacious front parlors in their homes to which to invite men to call.But we rarely think about what it was like beyond that, and how different things were in other eras.From World War II to the baby boom, there was a lot going on in the 1940s.Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.