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The film’s story line follows the residents of a small fictional New England mill town in the years surrounding World War II, where scandal, homicide, suicide, incest, and moral hypocrisy belie its tranquil facade.—Wikipedia

Metalious’s Peyton Place shatters illusions of 1950s

Through the decades of the 1940s and 1950s in America, societal monotony with its binary vision and easy moral choices began to change into a complex and uncomfortable nation of people, thanks in part to a revolutionary foray into areas of literary taboo in movies and in books such as Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place.

In the early 1940s, America needed women in the workforce, with her men overseas fighting Nazi and Fascist regimes. Continue reading Metalious’s Peyton Place shatters illusions of 1950s