“Happy Days,” SMU-Style — 1958
by Paula Bosse
Oh, the Fifties… (click for larger image) (DeGolyer Library, SMU)
by Paula Bosse
Ralph and Potsie are just out of frame.
I love these girls’ faces. And hair! (click for larger image)
The Big Men on Campus appear to be enjoying the attention.
That print is kind of … busy. Is it a cowboy motif? Are those horses? Is that Peruna?!
Photo titled “Gazing Adoringly,” 1958, from the collection of the DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University; photo can be viewed here.
UPDATE: Yes, the photo does look odd, doesn’t it? Thanks to a commenter on the Flashback Dallas Facebook page, I now realize that this is a strange superimposition of separate images. The fountain is much closer to Dallas Hall, and the image of the students at the fountain has been superimposed over a long shot up Bishop Blvd., with Dallas Hall way in the distance. I’m pretty sure this photo originated at SMU — it might have appeared in a yearbook or promotional material for the university. Or maybe someone was just having fun in the darkroom. If anyone knows more about this photo — or who any of the students are — let me know!
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Fun days on the campus at SMU. Great photo Paula! Captured years before the Live Oaks have almost hidden Dallas Hall from the view on the Boulevard. Saddle oxfords and penny loafers. Those were the days!
Thanks, Danny. This was just a couple of years after my parents were at SMU. I always like to see what the campus looked like when they were there.
at first glance, i thought Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock had taken a wrong turn on Route 66!
I have to admit, Lee, I’ve never seen Route 66, but my mother called me all excited a few months ago to tell me that she was watching an episode that DID take place in Dallas, and it was actually fairly near SMU! (Seems they may have strayed a bit from the highway.)
Actually I believe there were a series of smaller fountains along Bishop.