The image of an overgrown Indianapolis Speedway is startling. But when the war ended, the city and its people emerged ready to make a better life for themselves and their neighbors. As the GIs returned home, they bought shiny new cars, drove out to the suburbs, purchased their dream homes and began filling them with babies. Relive Indy in the ‘50s as you stroll through the decade with WISH-TV news anchor and Indianapolis native Mark Ahern. Reminisce about what was in fashion, on film and what people did for fun. See historical photos and footage, and hear unique perspectives from local celebrities like basketball legend Oscar Robertson in this film, previously enjoyed on public television. Get ready to go back to a simpler time of hula hoops, black-and-white television, jazz and drive-ins in Indy in the ‘50s!
- As aired on public television
- Relive the Butler Sectionals
- Spend some time with basketball legend Oscar Robertson
- Cruise the Tee Pee, The Pole and Al Green’s
- Head to LS Ayres and Block’s for some shopping
- See vintage photos and film of 1950s Indianapolis
- Created locally by WFYI, Indianapolis