Dear class –
It was a pleasure meeting you all today. I enjoyed reading your in-class writings – it was particularly interesting how a number of keywords emerged repeatedly from it and I look forward to discussing those terms in class.
For those of you who have yet to send me an email from their QC email account – I strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible.
Come to class ready to engage with Hinerman’s essay on Elvis. I’m sharing here some videos that can help us contextualize the discussion we are going to have in class on Th:
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley kissing girl
ELVIS: STATE FUNERAL OF THE KING,1977 (Beware of the annoying ads)
Here’s also a few videos about the suburbs, and the desire for conformity in the 1950s (the decade when Elvis came to fame) that you may wish to look at.
In the suburbs, Redbook Mag, 1957
The Levittown story
A CITY IS BORN LEVITTOWN, PA 1953 BUILDING OF A HOUSE IN 40 seconds
See you Th!