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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1943!

IN THE NEWS:

  • Churchill and Roosevelt hold the Casablanca Conference
  • Italy's Mussolini is deposed, killed along with his mistress, and their bodies are dragged through the streets
  • Roosevelt freezes prices, salaries, and wages to prevent inflation
  • Income tax withholding begins

ON THE RADIO:

ON TELEVISION:

  • Networks continue limited news broadcasts
  • England continues to ban television broadcasts due to war

FADS & FASHION:

  • Eyeliner up the legs in lieu of silk stockings which were hard to find
  • Hershey's Chocolate Bars
  • Hair curled in front and shoulder length in the back
  • Rosie the Riveter

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $1,100
  • Gasoline: 19 cents per gallon
  • House: $8,000
  • Bread: 9 cents per loaf
  • Milk: 62 cents per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 3 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $2,500
  • Minimum Wage: 30 cents per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • Casablanca - a dramatic war epic by Michael Curtiz starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • The Tony Awards begin in 1947 (look ahead to 1949 to see the first winner)

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair (novel)
  • The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder (drama)
  • Paul Revere and the World He Lived by Esther Forbes (history)
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison (biography)
  • A Witness Tree by Robert Frost (poetry)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • none awarded
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