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1950

Spike on "Mixo"
Spike Milligan wrote two verses about myxomatosis:
Rabbits they say
Are very scarce to-day
My diagnosis?
Myxamatowsis.
and
A baby rabbit
With eyes full of pus
This is the work
Of scientific us.


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Korea The early phase of the Korean War seemed like an easy victory for the United Nations forces.

The Music of 1950

Australian Radio in 1950

Television in 1950

Television was not introduced into Australia until 1956. However, shows that later became popular in Australia were already being broadcast elsewhere. These included:
The Lone Ranger 1949-61 cast




Movies in 1950

Title Cast Academy Awards Buy
All about Eve directed by Joseph L. Manckiewicz Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
George Sanders
Cleeste Holm
Gary Merrill
Thelma Ritter
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Best Picture
Best Costume Desgn
Best Sound
Best Screenplay
 

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Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor Judy Holliday
William Holden
Broderick Crawford
Howard St John
Frank Otto
Larry Oliver
Best Actress
 

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The Lavender Hill Mob directed by Charles Chrichton Alec Guiness
Stanley Holloway
Sid Janes
Best Screenplay
 
Rio Grande directed by John Ford John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Ben Johnson
Harry Carey Jr
Victor McLagan
Chris Willis
 

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Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock Marlene Deitrich
Jane Wyman
Michael Wilding
Richard Todd
Kay Walsh
Alastair Sim
 
Sunset Boulevarde directed by Billy Wilder William Holden
Gloria Swanson
Erich von Stronheim
Nancy Olsen
 

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Tea for Two directed by David Butler Doris Day
Gordon MacRae
Gene Nelson
Eve Arden
Billy de Wolfe
S.Z. Sakall
 

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Books of 1950

I, Robot
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I, Robot Isaac Asimov Click here to purchase
A Town like Alice Neville Shute Click here to purchase




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Unused 1950's Vintage Retro Barkcloth Cotton Fabric Curtain Panel

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Vintage RETRO CAT with sewing tools holder, pin cushion,tape measure 1950's

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A Very Rare 1950's Golden Fleece HC Sleigh Firezone 5 Imp Gallon Oil Drum

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LARGE PHOTO OF OLD HORSHAM WESTERN HOTEL, 1950s, VIC

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OLD LARGE HISTORIC PHOTO OF MONON INDIANA, THE RAILROAD DEPOT SHED c1950

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