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Pizza had been known in the East Coast U.S. cities, from their Italian migrant communities, since the early 1900s but it was not until the G.I.s returned from the Second World War in Italy, that it became popular throughout the United States. Pizza did not become popular in Australia until the 1970s.

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The Music of 1957

Australian Radio in 1957

Television in 1957

Perry Mason
The Lone Ranger 1949-61 cast
Dragnet 1951-58 & 1967-69 cast  
Our Miss Brooks 1952-57 cast  
The Nelsons 1952-66 cast  
The Loretta Young Show 1953-60    
Father Knows Best 1954-63 cast  
Lassie 1954-72    
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 1955-57    
The Mickey Mouse Club 1955-59 cast
The Phil Silvers Show (Sgt Bilko) 1955-59 cast  
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1955-59 cast  
The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp 1955-60 cast  
Cheyenne 1955-62 cast  
Gunsmoke 1955-75 cast  
Circus Boy 1956-57    
The Adventures of William Tell 1957    
The Silent Service 1957-58    
Zorro 1957-58 cast  
Sea Hunt 1957-60 cast  
Hancock's Half Hour 1957-61 & 63 cast  
Bachelor Father 1957-61 cast  
Sugarfoot 1957-61 cast  
Maverick 1957-62 cast  
Leave It to Beaver 1957-62 cast  
The Real McCoys 1957-62 cast  
Have Gun Will Travel 1957-63 cast  
Wagon Train 1957-61 & 63 cast  
Perry Mason 1957-65 cast
Pick-a-Box 1957-71    
(Australian) Bandstand 1957-72    

Movies in 1957

Title Cast Academy Awards Buy
A Farewell to Arms directed by Charles Vidor Rock Hudson
Jennifer Jones
Vittorio de Sica
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Gigi directed by Vincente Minnelli Maurice Chevalier
Leslie Caron
Louis Jordan
Hermione Gingold
Eva Gabor
Jacques Bergerac
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Best Director
Best Art & Set Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Song ("Gigi")
Best Screenplay
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Jailhouse Rock directed by Richard Thorpe Elvis Presley
Judy Tyler
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Pal Joey directed by George Sidney Frank Sinatra
Kim Novak
Rita Hayworth
Barbara Nichols
Elizabeth Patterson
Bobby Sherwood
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The Pajama Game directed by George Abbott Doris Day
John Raitt
Eddie Foy Jr
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The Seventh Seal directed by Ingmar Bergman Max von Syndow
Bibi Andersson
Gunnar Bjornstrand
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Three Faces of Eve directed by Nunally Johnson Joanne Woodward
Lee J. Cobb
David Wayne
Nancy Kulp
Vince Edwards
Best Actress
12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet Henry Fonda
Lee J. Cobb
Ed Beagley
E.G. Marshall
Jack Klugman
Jack Warden
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Wild Strawberries directed by Ingmar Bergman Victor Sjostrom
Bibi Andersson
Ingrid Thulin
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Books of 1957

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Voss Patrick White Click here to purchase
From Russia with Love (a James Bond book) Ian Fleming Click here to purchase
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Click here to purchase
On the Beach Neville Shute Click here to purchase
On the Road Jack Kerouac Click here to purchase
Justine Lawrence Durrell Click here to purchase
Room at the Top John Braine Click here to purchase
They're a Weird Mob John O'Grady  
The Menace from Earth Robert Heinlein Click here to purchase
Earth Is Room Enough Isaac Asimov Click here to purchase
The Black Cloud Fred Hoyle Click here to purchase
The Cat in the Hat Dr Theodor Seuss Click here to purchase

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