|Pages/Publication Date:||30 / 2014|
Visiting Washington, D.C., Fidel Castro declares that Cuba isn't a communist nation; Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum divides public opinion; Hawaii becomes the 50th state; and Brigitte Bardot sets a new standard for screen sultriness. Also in 1959, the Quiz Show hearings come to a close, and in the so-called Kitchen Debate, Nixon and Khrushchev engage in a boisterous display of one-upmanship. This disc is part of a series that surveys a prosperous but often bewildering era, using archival news footage, film clips, and commercials to evoke familiar—or perhaps forgotten—memories of some of the century's most significant politicians, athletes, and celebrities. DVD extras include trivia, movie trailers, and performances.