Food Fads from the 40’s through 60’s (by Leslie Goddard – Recording available until Aug 5)

Event details

  • Saturday | July 24, 2021 to Thursday | August 5, 2021
  • All Day
  • For recording see link below
  • (864) 596-3503

Cost: Free

Food Fads from the 40’s through 60’s, presented by Leslie Goddard

This event has been recorded and will be available until August 5, 2021.


Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a can? When every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang like the astronauts?  Join historian and author Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate at midcentury. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements, and family magazines, explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940’s through the 1960s.

Leslie Goddard from Chicago, IL

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than ten years. Each year, she presents more than 250 programs, appearing at public libraries, museums and historic homes, professional associations, colleges and universities, and corporations. Leslie has previously performed in Greenville/Spartanburg Chautauqua as Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford and Jackie Kennedy. A resident of the Chicago area, she holds both a master’s degree in Theater and a doctorate in American Studies and Women’s History. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a public speaker, living-history presenter, and author. www.lesliegoddard.info