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I was wondering about 1948 ~ What were the top songs, musical groups, movies, cost of a house, cost of some groceries, cars, gasoline, electric/gas bill, salaries, and anything other interesting information that you can dig up!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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You are addressing a question to people who would be born circa 1930, thus being in their late 70s at this point!. I am not sure that the computer recreation fad has really caught on with that age group!. Primarily, because most of them would have been introduced to computers in the work place!. Not many people in that age group would have been in the office as the computer use became an integral part of the work world!. Israel was created on May 14, 1948!. I remember my father talking about people in small town America approaching strangers with cash to buy the car a person was driving! And sales were made that way! One way to get a feel for the "way we were" would be to watch some of the post WWII movies!. Serious or comedy films!. I think the film history from 1945-55 would be a better place to get a snapshot than an individual account!. Why not interview a veteran of WWII with a tape recorder and discuss the topics you mention!. Many of those vets are now ready to talk more about their war experience!. It is a national project to capture the thoughts and feelings of those war vets!. But, to record the others who lived in that special time would important!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

1948 including Popular Culture, Prices, Events, Technology!.

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What Things Cost in 1948:
Car: $1,550
Gasoline: 26 cents/gal
House: $13,500
Bread: 14 cents/loaf
Milk: 86 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 177
Average Annual Salary: $3,600
Minimum Wage: 40 cents per hour
Television production begins to rev-up!. By July of 1948, estimates are that 350,000 TV sets are in operation in the USA!. 3/4 of these are in the eastern network cities, and half are around New York City!.
27 Stations in 18 different cities are in full operation!.
Only one in ten Americans has seen a television set up to this point!.
About two dozen different TV set models are on sale, ranging from Pilot's 3" set at $100, to DuMont's 20" set at $2,495 ($28,000 in today's money!)!.

1948's Greatest Hits
1!. I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney
2!. Bumble Boogie - Freddy Martin
3!. Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
4!. Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris
5!. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown
6!. I Can't Go On Without You - Bull Moose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats
7!. Twelfth Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt
8!. Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me) - Peggy Lee
9!. Corn Bread - Hal Singer Sextette
10!. All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones
11!. Chicken-Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
12!. You Can't Be True, Dear - Ken Griffin
13!. Messin' Around - Memphis Slim and His House Rockers
14!. Long Gone - Sonny Thompson with the Sharps and the Flats
15!. It's Magic - Doris Day
16!. Run Joe - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
17!. Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
18!. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton and His Guitar
19!. Now Is The Hour - Bing Crosby
20!. Love Somebody - Doris Day & Buddy Clark
21!. Woody Woodpecker - Kay Kyser
22!. My Heart Belongs To You - Arbee Stidham
23!. You Call Everybody Darlin' - Al Trace
24!. Bewildered - Red Miller Trio
25!. A Tree In The Meadow - Margaret Whiting

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