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    1950s

    GOOD
    TIMES
    FOR ALL

    Welcome to the decade that reaches for the stars!

    As more marquee names sign on, the talent lineup grows. The 1953 show is packed with film and television heavyweights—from Howdy Doody to Oscar-winning actress Ginger Rogers. The crowd expands too, with NBC’s broadcast gaining fans and eventually, Technicolor.

    Not even storm showers can rain on the parade in the optimistic ’50s! Popeye keeps his head up during his watery debut. Mighty Mouse powers his way down the route in rough weather. And air-filled balloons on cranes solve the parade’s run-in with a national helium shortage. Spirits run so high there’s only one place left to go by the end of the decade:

    To space!

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