Forward to the past, or 9 examples of how modern people are stuck in past eras
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Someone tries to keep up with the times, someone is in a hurry to live, and someone likes to while away the century the old fashioned way in the entourage of bygone eras. In our review, nine amazing stories of people who can be said to be “stuck in the past.” And it is worth noting that they do not want to get out into the present at all.
A family that's stuck in the 1950s
1. The Keenan family from Sydney
The Keenan family from Sydney still lives in the 1950s. Their house has old appliances and furniture that is already 60 years old. Their outfits and hairstyles also reflect the style of that era. Mother of two Pixie Keenan has been living this way for over 30 years. The 46-year-old woman was only six years old when she fell in love during the 50s era - then her parents took her to an Elvis Presley concert in Las Vegas.
2. Outfits and hairstyles reflect the style of the 50s era
Now Pixie has her own business - Boogie Bop Dames: she conducts seminars where she talks about manners, hairstyles and makeup. She also works in a vintage photography studio where she edits client photos to give them a 50s look. Her husband, 37-year-old Aron, is the lead singer of a rockabilly band. You can recognize him from afar by his sporty retro hairstyle and sideburns. In the evenings, the family goes to a local disco or has dinner at home (dinner, of course, is also themed).
A woman living in a house furnished in the style of "Mad Men"
3 Bristolian Ursula Forbush
Bristol resident Ursula Forbush, 48, fell in love with the 1960s era while still a 20-year-old in the 1980s. Once she was sorting through her mother's record collection, after which she got hooked on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Her obsession with the 1960s came from this music.
4. The era of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
Ursula soon went to flea markets in search of retro clothing. When she bought her first house, she completely furnished it in the style of the 60s. Ursula does not like modern things, but from a purely practical point of view, she uses the new washing machine and TV.
Musician living in the Jazz Age
5. Michael Arenella - jazz musician
Michael Arenella, a 37-year-old jazz musician and bandleader from Brooklyn, looks like he came from the 1920s in a time machine. Every summer he hosts the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, where he sings and plays the cornet-a-piston. Michael not only studies the music of the 20s and early 30s, but also wears the appropriate clothes of the time - hats, cufflinks and ties.
6. Greetings from the 20s and early 30s of the 20th century
The musician owns as many as seven retro cars, including a red 1930 Buick roadster he calls Cherry and a 1925 Studebaker nicknamed Tudie. Arenella wears modern clothes only when jogging.
A Londoner who calls himself a "living Victorian"
7. Ray Frensham is a living Victorian
Ray Frensham, who calls himself "the only living representative of the Victorian era", feels increasingly out of touch with the modern world. He was once in the music business, screenwriter and teacher, but is now coordinator of the London Society of Victorian Lovers. Members of the group wear exclusively the clothes of that time. Ray emphasizes that this lifestyle has become natural for him.
A flight attendant who lives in the 1940s
8. Ben Sansom lives in the 1940s
Ben Sansam is fascinated by the 1940s and has spent years transforming his home into a retro sanctuary. A British Airways flight attendant lives surrounded by 70-year-old furniture and appliances. His interest in that era began at the age of only 12, when an uncle gave him an antique radio. Since then, he has filled almost every corner of his house with antiques, most of them inherited from Ben's relatives.
9. Every corner of the house is filled with antiques.
Due to the age of some of the things in the house, Ben must make concessions to modern life. For example, Ben has an old phone, but he only uses it to receive calls, while he calls a modern phone. He also enjoys a modern refrigerator, flat-screen TV and washing machine.
A community living in the rockabilly era
10. Rockabilly. State of Indiana
Although it's already 2015 on the street, some still live in the 1950s. There is a whole community in Indiana that lives in the rockabilly style. Not only do they dress like they are in the 50s, but they also drive perfectly preserved cars from that era and furnish their homes with vintage furniture.
11. Community members have a negative attitude towards modern disposables.
Most of the true members of the community are true repair and remodeling professionals. They have a sharply negative attitude towards modern disposable things, which are contemptuously called "Made in China".
Woman obsessed with Jane Austen and the Regency period
12 Claire-Violet Hanley Dreamed Of Being A Princess
Like most little girls, Claire-Violet Hanley always dreamed of being a princess and wore long dresses. When Claire got older, she found a hobby that became the meaning of her life - the work of Jane Austen and the things of the Regency era.
13. Jane Austen and Regency pieces defined style.
Hanley, 36, who works as a social anthropologist in Southampton, owns over 50 Regency dresses and knows many of the customs, songs and dances of the era.
A man living in a house with a Great Depression interior
14. The period of the Great Depression
Although Aaron Whiteside wears modern clothes, he literally plunges into the era of the Great Depression (1930s) every time he crosses the threshold of his house. Aaron loved this era so much from early childhood that he furnished his house in Blackpool, England, with furniture and decor from the 30s. He bought a house that had been empty for 10 years for £80,000 eight years ago. Since then, Whiteside has relentlessly scoured flea markets, real estate auctions and eBay for the perfect setting for his home. Now he plans to set up a whole garden in front of the house.
Married couple - fans of the jazz era
15 Jazz Age Fans
Since 2012, the couple has been fascinated by the jazz era. Since then, they have always worn 1920s and 1930s clothes, restored the old house they now live in, and drive a 1929 Buick sedan. And it all started with the fact that they somehow started dancing swing.
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