Following the Korean War, the decade of the '50's seemed a time of tranquility and joy. It was a time of new prosperity and unprecedented growth around Utah--when malt shops ruled, poodle skirts were in, and Elvis was King. Utah in the 50s: Salt Lake City with Ted Capener takes a playful jaunt down memory lane, featuring archival photographs, original music and personal anecdotes from the people who know the era best.
Featuring archival photographs, film and dozens of interviews, Utah in the '50s: Ogden brings to life the golden memories of those whose lives were shaped by a time when business was booming and where places like Washington Boulevard were very "up-town."
Utah in the '50s: Provo takes viewers back to Provo's golden era, when Geneva Steel was the largest employer in Utah County, and Brigham Young University experienced incredible growth, doubling in size. Students flocked to the school from around the country, and one could tell if a BYU co-ed was from California or Utah by whether or not she rolled her socks.
"This was a time of peace, prosperity, and optimism," says Capener. "I hope viewers will take away a sense of happiness and hope from the "Southern Utah versions of UTAH IN THE '50s.
It was one of the most exciting times in the history of Utah- and in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The 1950's in Moab brought great wealth to a few, disappointment to many, and historic growth to the once sleepy little village.