Thursday, July 14, 2011

Maybelline expands with population during 1950s.

Maybelline Grows as the average middle class family expands in the 1950s.

Noel Allen with his children Chuck and Nancy in California.
An American dream, 1957 - Two or three kids, a home in the suburbs, two cars in the garage and a dad who works in a corporate job.  Except this isn't just any typical family, this is my cousin Chuck, BB1, the car guy with his dad Noel Allen and sister Nancy. 

Eva and Ches Haines family, 1955 in Deerfield, Illinois.

From left to right,  Tom Lyle's sister Eva's family - Jackie, Bob, Dick Westhouse, Marilyn, John Gary, June, & Eva.  Front row, Marilyn and Dick's sons, David Lyle, Richard Gerald and  June's daughter Kathy.

While Maybelline commercials were being shown on all the popular 50's shows on TV, The Maybelline families on the West Coast and Chicago were living normal middle class lives, never realizing that someday Maybelline would change our lives forever.

read more about how the selling of Maybelline in 1967 changed our lives, in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.

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