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Welcome to the 60s – Listen out for these cultural references from 1960s America which feature in Hairspray. See how many you can catch.
Jackie B. Kennedy: First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, wife of President John F. Kennedy, was known for her trendsetting style, particularly her bouffant hairdo and pillbox hats.
“Hair Hooper”: A Baltimore term for someone, male or female, who spent too much time on their outsized hairdos.
Rock Hudson, Doris Day: Starred together in romantic comedies such as Pillow Talk (1959) and Lover Come Back (1961). He was tall, good looking, and debonair, while she was known for her squeaky clean “good girl” image.
Jackie Gleason: Robust comedian best known for creating The Honeymooners television show in 1955. His trademark phrases included “And away we go,” “Hommina hommina hommina,” and “To the moon, Alice!”
“Don’t tell me Khrushchex has his hoes off again”: On November 17, 1956, millions of television viewers saw Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev pound the podium of the United Nations General Assembly with his shoe, shouting at the West, “We will bury you!”
Metrecal: First introduced in 1960, Metrecal (from “metered calories”) was a canned diet drink, like today’s Slim-Fast.
Mamie Eisenhower: Wife of President Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, she was First Lady from 1953 to 1961, known for her trademark bags and fondness for pink clothing.
“Castro’s Invading”: In 1961 the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro by invading the Bay of Pigs. Tensions remained high between Cuba and the U.S., culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
Chubby Checker: Originally named Ernest Evans, singer Chubby Checker created a dance sensation with his recording of “The Twist” in 1960.