The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Books & Comedy of
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey's first novel set in an Oregon asylum is a an attack on mindless authority.
James Clavell's literary debut of a wheeler dealer in a WWII Japanese prison camp.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ray Bradbury's story of two adolescent boys caught up in a dark carnival that comes to town. Puts Bradbury on the map.
Isaac Asimov, editor - The Hugo Winners
Non Fiction 1962
Rachel Carson's book began the environmental movement. It explained the impact of chemicals and pesticides on the environment, specifically her Everglades study on how DDT thinned the shells of bird and reptile eggs killing the embryos.
Capitalism and Freedom
Milton Friedman's conservative counterpunch to the liberal Keynesian economics of the time. Freidman advocated the move of public education to private school vouchers, no licensing of doctors or hospitals, the elimination of all tariffs with the general theme that money represents what is good in the world while government represents what is bad.
Sex and the Single Girl
Helen Gurley Brown set the stage for the feminism to come by encouraging women to pursue a single life, a career, financial independence and accepting how they look.
Outstanding Play - A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
Actor Dramatic - Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons
Actress Dramatic - Margaret Leighton, Night of the Iguanas
Actor Dramatic Supporting - Walter Matthau, A Shot in the Dark
Actress Dramatic Supporting - Elizabeth Ashley, Take Her, She's Mine
Outstanding Dramatic Director - Noel Willman, A Man for All Seasons
for Comedy 1962
Vaughn Meader who could mimic JFK became a hit with the album The First Family. His fame was short lived as JFK's assassination the next year ended his career.
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The Sixties through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
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