Greasers, 1950s. Greaser: a person dressed in rockabilly (WHERE did that expression come from?!) fashion and styles his hair in a pompadour or other tall retro hairstyle with a petroleum based pomade, such as seen in the movies: Grease, The Outsiders, West Side Story, Rebel Without Cause, etc (from urban dictionary)

Greasers, 1950s. Greaser: a person dressed in rockabilly (WHERE did that expression come from?!) fashion and styles his hair in a pompadour or other tall retro hairstyle with a petroleum based pomade, such as seen in the movies: Grease, The Outsiders, West Side Story, Rebel Without Cause, etc (from urban dictionary)

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1950s Greasers- For those of you seeing this without reading glasses, here's a piece of news for you. "Cool" was our word. We said it a bit differently. Today it is said in a more clipped way. We tended to drag out the pronunciation. But we had it first; we were the originals.  jj

1950s Greasers- For those of you seeing this without reading glasses, here's a piece of news for you. "Cool" was our word. We said it a bit differently. Today it is said in a more clipped way. We tended to drag out the pronunciation. But we had it first; we were the originals. jj

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HA! Excellent. I need to take this to my hair stylist and tell her I want something different every month. (Now I need to come up with an additional 3 styles...)

HA! Excellent. I need to take this to my hair stylist and tell her I want something different every month. (Now I need to come up with an additional 3 styles...)

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I don't know what movie this is from, but Johnny Depp does a good job of pretending to be a greaser.                                                                                                                                                      More

I don't know what movie this is from, but Johnny Depp does a good job of pretending to be a greaser. More

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New York photographer Bruce Davidson documented a gang of troubled Brooklyn teenagers  in 1959 that called themselves the Jokers.  Check the album out here. http://www.retronaut.co/2010/06/the-jokers-1959/

New York photographer Bruce Davidson documented a gang of troubled Brooklyn teenagers in 1959 that called themselves the Jokers. Check the album out here. http://www.retronaut.co/2010/06/the-jokers-1959/

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1950s Americana realness in the daytime. Usually I kind of hate rockabilly style (SORRY 'BOUT IT), but this guy is so authentic it's like some guy working at a garage in 1956 fell into a wrinkle in time and emerged in the present.

1950s Americana realness in the daytime. Usually I kind of hate rockabilly style (SORRY 'BOUT IT), but this guy is so authentic it's like some guy working at a garage in 1956 fell into a wrinkle in time and emerged in the present.

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