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30 TRIPLE A by Peter Nolan Smith

Skinny girls were an anathema in America’s buxom 50s. The overt sexuality of Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Brigitte Bardot created a male obsession for full-figured women and their curvaceous silhouettes cursed millions of patriotic men with a disdain for ingenues, method actresses, and slender showgirls throughout the Eisenhower years and the early 60s promised […]


The semi-finals of the 1969 Eastern Schoolboy hockey tournament at old Boston Arena featured a tough match between BC High and Somerville. My older brother attended BC High and I went to Xaverian. Boys from BC High hated my school. We were arch-rivals, but they accepted my support along with that of my classmate Chuckie […]