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by Marilyn Nissenson,Susan Jonas

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ISBN:
0811820092
Author:
Marilyn Nissenson,Susan Jonas
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chronicle Books Llc (April 1, 1998)
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Rating:
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My husband got Going, Going Gone out of the library and read it, I read it, my Dad read it, we all liked it. This book catalogs many of those things our moms, dads and grandparents used or did in daily life that are vanishing through changes in society or technology: carbon paper, rotary phone.

My husband got Going, Going Gone out of the library and read it, I read it, my Dad read it, we all liked it. This book catalogs many of those things our moms, dads and grandparents used or did in daily life that are vanishing through changes in society or technology: carbon paper, rotary phone, garter belts, or mending socks for example. The book describes the things that lead to the phasing out of the old products and methods.

Going, Going, Gone book. Susan Jonas, Marilyn Nissenson. The photocopier killed carbon paper for example. The only down side I can see is that the book is too short.

As the turn of the century approaches, Going, Going, Gone celebrates and eulogizes the quintessential aspects of. .USED Softcover book, 175 pages, . x . x 1. inches. Condition: Very Good. Ships by USPS Media Mail.

As the turn of the century approaches, Going, Going, Gone celebrates and eulogizes the quintessential aspects of y life - good and bad - that are disappearing forever: American elm trees, white gloves, enclosed phone booths, slide rules, dental cavities, and the smell of burning leaves, among many, many others. Accompanied by evocative photographs of each subject in its heyday, these lighthearted but informative essays conjure up dozens of items that Americans use, see, surround themselves with, and think about daily - or did until yesterday.

Going Going Gone Vanishing Americana By Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson Illustrated. The title by itself inspires a guessing game. What things did Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson have in mind when writing their engaging new book, "Going Going Gone: Vanishing Americana"? They write in their introduction: "As the list of subjects for this book expanded, we developed ground rules. We rejected pet rocks, propeller beanies and Hula-Hoops - fads that were created to be ephemeral.

Jonas and Nissenson, who have collaborated before (. Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing America, Chronicle, 1994. Marilyn Nissenson is a veteran journalist living in New York City

Jonas and Nissenson, who have collaborated before (. pa., have put together a coherent and engrossing work. Their experiences with their. Marilyn Nissenson is a veteran journalist living in New York City. She worked for many years as a writer and producer of television documentaries, and she has co-authored six books of social history. Her most recent publication is the biography, The Lady Upstairs, Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post.

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Items related to Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana. Jonas and Nissenson ( The Ubiquitous Pig ) slyly present nostalgia with a subtext-many of their examples of phenomena which are disappearing, or already have disappeared, are gender-related. Susan Jonas; Marilyn Nissenson Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana. ISBN 13: 9780811819190. Each entry has a short descriptive essay and black-and-white photographs. For example, the treatise on blue laws-which kept businesses closed on Sundays-outlines their Puritan roots and points out that with women in the work force, Sunday shopping became a necessity.

From Chronicle Books, known for its wonderful documentations of American things and ways, comes Going Going Gone: Vanishing Americana, a book of epitaphs for such cultural icons as the automat, bridge parties, the nuclear family, garters, girdles, and two-newspaper towns. The authors remind us how, quietly and without notice, so many things left the American scene – like chop suey, hotel keys, rotary phones, fire escapes, and balsa-wood model airplanes.

Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana, Chronicle Books (San . Nissenson and Jacobs took a similar approach in The Ubiquitous Pig. Photographs and text examine the relationship between ma.

Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1994. Photographs and text examine the relationship between man and hogs, including mythological references, practical uses, and popular references.

Describes things that are disappearing, including automats, bridge parties, carbon paper, the draft, drive-in movies, girdles, leisure suits, telegrams, and vinyl records
  • Mariwyn
To see some good things become extinct is sad but some is good. However this book is good reference for those of us not old enough or those of us who need some nostalgia. This is for you.
  • Elastic Skunk
Those things lots of us born just before, during or right after WW11 - were and are not. Some funny, some bringing tears, some unnecessary - great to read to youngsters so they learn what we had and they now have but we still managed to survive.
  • Ironfire
great book. was sad when it was gone gone from my house. so was happy to see here. thanks for letting me get back some memories.
  • Ynneig
A trip down memory lane!
  • Beazerdred
I hate the topsy-turvy ever-changing technology-driven twenty-first century, with that out of the way I can focus and reminisce about the wonderful, delightful, and memory-filled black and white pictures in this book, remember the PAPERBOYS well on pages 104-105 you can read about it and on page 104 there's a HALL OF FAME list of celebrities who were once PAPERBOYS. Remember when you got sick and the doctor came to your home well on pages 74-75 you can read about it, if you want a good laugh turn to pages 166-167 I'm glad to be old to remember that there was a time when you had WEDDING-NIGHT VIRGINS. On pages 126-127 you have ROTARY PHONES, remember when stores were closed on Sunday well turn to pages 26-27 and read about the BLUE LAWS, on pages 50-51 you can recall the DRIVE-IN MOVIES you went to, on pages 138-139 you can read about how pleasurable it was to take a good CIGARETTE SMOKE, remember when America had FAMILY FARMS well you can read about it on pages 54-55,I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I can go on and on but I want you to buy this book and enjoy it for yourself.
  • Legionstatic
The other brief reviews preceding mine should give you the gist of the book's contents. Let me add that, unlike many other books in this same vein, the authors' short essays on each obsolete or vanished object, practice or social norm are well-written and convey a lot of information and nuance. As at least one other person has noted, the illustrations in themselves are informative and evocative of the past. Whether you're an aging boomer bent on nostalgia or someone young who loves to delve into the byways of social history, this volume is a fine read that scratches several surfaces and goes at least deep enough to give a feel and understanding for each topic. Recommended.
  • Silverbrew
I was lucky to run into this book. Do you remember those triangular vent windows that used to be next to a car's front windows? This book does, and it recalls many other objects and concepts from my childhood, things I haven't thought about for years. Wonderful fun. Count me among those who wish there was a sequel.
My husband got Going, Going Gone out of the library and read it, I read it, my Dad read it, we all liked it. This book catalogs many of those things our moms, dads and grandparents used or did in daily life that are vanishing through changes in society or technology: carbon paper, rotary phone, garter belts, or mending socks for example. The book describes the things that lead to the phasing out of the old products and methods. The photocopier killed carbon paper for example. The only down side I can see is that the book is too short. My Dad thought it was written from a slightly feminist point of view, but I didn't really notice it. I am writing this review before buying 2 copies for Christmas presents.