The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
To Kill a Mockingbird
34 year old Alabama novelist Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel decrying racism. Ms. Lee took the subject of criminal justice for Black Americans from William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust, mixed it with Mark Twain's use of seeing race from a child's point of view in Huckleberry Finn, and with the help of her cousin and best friend, Truman Capote, wrote one of the great books of the 20th Century. Harper Lee bio.
John Updike with his first book in the Rabbit series chronicling the small life of Harry Angstrom known by his nickname "Rabbit" which he gained as a high school basketball star. The series captures the tedium of middle class life in this acclaimed best seller.
James Michener finds his template for his long list of historical novels which follow. Spanning often thousands of years, he picks a few periods and connects them by family and region. His story telling and impeccable research finds more people learning history from his books than from any other source.
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss whose real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote the 3rd Best Selling children's book of all time using only 50 words.
Irving Wallace - The Chapman Report
Henry Farrell - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Ian Fleming - For Your Eyes
Shelly Berman wins Grammy for best Comedy Album.
Jonathan Winters' first album creates controversy as it covers some of his experiences in a mental institution. Jonathan Winters
Literary News 1960
Henry Miller, the grandfather of the beat generationcompletes his controversial The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus.
Pulitzer Prize for fiction awarded to Advise and Consent by Allen Drury.
Barry Goldwater defines American Conservatism in this prequel to
running for President in 1964 and losing by one of the greatest margins in American History.
1960 Tony Awards (theater)
Play - A Raisin in the Sun
First play on Broadway written and directed by African
Americans. Staring Sidney Poitier.
story of Helen Keller portrayed by Patty Duke,
with Anne Bancroft. The Miracle
Toys in the Attic
Lillian Hellman's play of a frivolous man doted upon by his wife and sisters, comes into money, and to the sorrow of the women around him, grows up and moves on. Arthur Penn directs Jason Robarts, Maureen Stapleton and Anne Revere. Lillian Hellman
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