Thursday, April 26, 2018

Funny Retro High School Photos Created with Yearbook Yourself

©2007 Kim Giancaterino. All Rights Reserved.
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Having Fun with Yearbook Yourself

Yearbook Yourself is gone now, but people sure had fun creating fabulously phony high school photographs spanning several decades—from the 1950s through the year 2000.

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Here are some of the photos I created with the 2008 Yearbook Yourself workshop. Enjoy some random facts about each year as you skim the gallery.

Celebrate the 1950s
Poodle Skirts, Pearls, Cat-Eye Glasses, Ballet Flats & Cardigan Sweaters
Yearbook Yourself 1950
  • President Harry S. Truman is nearly assassinated by two Puerto Rican nationals
  • The Korean War begins
  • The popular cartoon strip Peanuts is published for the first time by Charles M. Schulz

Yearbook Yourself 1952
  • WWII hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president
  • Kellogg's introduces Frosted Flakes and Sugar Smacks
  • The comedy musical Singin' in the Rain is released, starring Debbie Reynolds

Yearbook Yourself 1954
  • Celebrated English author J. R. R. Tolkien publishes The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Bill Haley & His Comets record Rock Around the Clock
  • A gallon of gas costs 22 cents and a first class postage stamp costs 3 cents

Yearbook Yourself 1958
  • Wham-O's Hula Hoop becomes a summer sensation
  • American housewives are introduced to sexy Mr. Clean
  • LEGOs, skateboards, and Crayola Crayons '64' are the top-selling Christmas gifts

Celebrate the 1960s
Little Black Dresses, Miniskirts, Go-Go Boots & Oversized Sunglasses
Yearbook Yourself 1962
  • Sean Connery utters the words "Bond. James Bond." in Dr. No
  • Iconic actress Marilyn Monroe dies from an overdose of sleeping pills
  • Decca Records passes on representing the Beatles, positing that "Guitar groups are on the way out."

Yearbook Yourself 1964
  • Britain's Fab Four make an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson is honored as Time magazine's "Man of the Year"
  • The Singing Nun's Dominique is a Billboard number one hit

Yearbook Yourself 1966
  • Fast food giant Burger King tells its customers, "Have it your way"
  • The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews wins the Academy Award for Best Picture
  • John Lennon comments that The Beatles are "bigger than Jesus"

Yearbook Yourself 1968
  • NBC's Rowan and Martin's Laugh In is the most popular show on television
  • Reverend Martin Luther King is assassinated by James Earl Ray
  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan

Celebrate the 1970s
Bellbottoms, Corduroys, Gold Accents, Flip-Flops & Designer Jeans

Yearbook Yourself 1970
  • Muppets member Kermit the Frog admits, "It's not easy being green"
  • The Boeing Company debuts the wide-body 747 Jumbo Jet
  • Rock and Roll deaths include icons Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, both at the age of 27

Yearbook Yourself 1972
  • In a 'Battle of the Sexes' Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in three straight tennis sets
  • HBO (Home Box Office) is launched by Time-Warner
  • The Godfather, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, wins the Academy Award for Best Picture

Yearbook Yourself 1974
  • The first UPC scanner is installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • Richard Milhous Nixon becomes the only American president to resign the nation's highest office
  • A Superbowl ad costs $103,000

Yearbook Yourself 1976
  • Bruce Jenner wins a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon
  • Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
  • Sweden's most profitable corporation is the commercially successful pop group ABBA

Celebrate the 1980s
Leg Warmers, Hair-Sprayed Bangs, Neon Colors, & Fanny Packs

Yearbook Yourself 1980
  • Fans of CBS's Dallas television series wonder "Who shot JR?"
  • President Ronald Reagan is honored as Time magazine's "Man of the Year"
  • John Lennon is shot and killed by "fan" Mark David Chapman

Yearbook Yourself 1982
  • Valspeak is the colloquial language of the day ... gag me with a spoon!
  • E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, phones home
  • Michael Jackson's Thriller album is released to great fanfare and becomes the best selling album of all time

Yearbook Yourself 1984
  • Molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys develops DNA testing
  • In a Wendy's commercial, octogenarian Clara Peller asks "Where's the Beef?"
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appear in comic books

Yearbook Yourself 1986
  • Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lift-off, killing all 7 crew members
  • The average price for a new car is $9,255.00
  • Seven million people join hands in "Hands Across America"

Celebrate the 1990s
Overalls, Grunge, Baby Tees, Doc Martens & Platform Heels

Yearbook Yourself 1990
  • The San Francisco 49ers are Superbowl XXIV Champions
  • Rapper MC Hammer starts a parachute pants craze
  • President George H. W. Bush is honored as Time magazine's "Man of the Year"

Yearbook Yourself 1994
  • The Wonderbra is invented
  • U.S. Figure Skating Champion Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at the Winter Olympics, an assault planned by rival Tonya Harding
  • Football star O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco chase is watched by an entire nation

Yearbook Yourself 1996
  • Travelocity opens for business on the World Wide Web and revolutionizes the travel industry
  • McDonalds mini-Beanie Baby giveaway fuels worldwide Beanie mania
  • Jim Carrey becomes the first actor to make $20 Million for a single film, The Cable Guy

Yearbook Yourself 1998
  • Professional wrestler and actor Jesse Ventura is elected Governor of Minnesota
  • Major League Baseball first baseman Mark McGwire hits 70 home runs
  • Pop star Sonny Bono of Sonny & Cher fame dies tragically in a skiing accident

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Yearbook Yourself Majorette

Yearbook Yourself Photography Club

Yearbook Yourself Prom Queen

Yearbook Yourself Homecoming Queen

Yearbook Yourself Cheerleader

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