1940s

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Noun1.1940s - the decade from 1940 to 1949
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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She said: "I'm like Bon Jovi mixed with a '40s housewife
From rare tracks dating to the '40s and '50s to recent hits, he has it all.
The photojournalist who shot New York's underside in the 1930s and '40s in lurid black-and-white helped shape how art, advertising and movies often look today.
Coleman tells us about many such technologies and shakeups: home phonographs and radios that sealed the fate of player pianos and sheet music in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s; the invention of the long-playing record in the late '40s and multitracking in the '50s, which created space for unified 40-to-50-minute works of musical recording art; the late '70s introduction of portable cassette/earphone devices that elevated the cassette to the best-selling recorded-music format in just six years; the electronic synthesizer of the '80s that drove out of business many of Petrillo's boys who somehow had managed to survive the onslaught of canned music in the first half of the 20th century.
Richard Avedon's life as a portrait photographer began in the '40S when he was assigned to take mug shots in the merchant marines.
In Smethurst's quietly sweeping revision, the '30s and '40s qualify as the real incubator of a distinctly modern, distinctly black-pitched verse, and the Communist Party stands as a mother of poetic invention.
After setting the scene with the pioneer designs - Tugendhat, Villa Savoye, Falling Water and so on the author concentrates for 60 pages on American houses because 'it was in the USA in the 1950s that many of the most significant early post-war developments took place in both architecture in general and in domestic architecture in particular': a fact at least partially refuted in later pages with English housing (Pow-ell & Moya's Pimlico Estate) and Hertfordshire schools and new towns all under way in the '40s.
This fun-filled event features the music mostly of the '20s, '30s and '40s, including swing, big band, classic jazz, traditional, blues, New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz.
The contrived moments and trumped-up romances created by studio publicity departments in the '40s and '50s became passe.
Of the latter, several are reminiscent of the columnar, totemic "personnages" Bourgeois made in the '40s and '50s, while others present some of the most directly figurative statements offered yet by an artist profoundly concerned with the emblems and contours of the body.
I was into the Orioles, Ruth Brown, Larry Darnell, Louis Jordan, The Ravens - ya know, the late '40s, just going into high school - when my 1st cousin George let me have his older brother Sonny's BeBop collection
Claret-colored damask, faded fruit and all those old ivy prints from the '40s and '50s are actually on the cutting edge of home fashion again - and the driving force is Hollywood.