Specifically, it was a snapshot from a Christmas party tweeted by actress Mitzi Gaynor. In the foreground are Gaynor, her husband, and Rossano and Lydia Brazzi. It looks like it was inspired by footage from a nuclear test. And of course when did the aluminum tree burst onto the American scene and briefly captivate popular tastes? Curious about whether there was any connection, I called up Sarah Archer, author of design history Midcentury Christmas and the forthcoming Midcentury Kitchen.
W ell, you either love 'em or you hate 'em! There seems to be no in-between for those icons of the s- the wonderfully glitzy aluminum Christmas trees! Here's the lowdown on these trees that so many people love to hate He thought it was a wonderful idea, and presented it to his company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin right away.
I got out the 's aluminum tree that my parent's had again today. Can you believe my mom was going to throw it out? I'm glad I caught her before she did that. She thought it was old and not worth anything. I guess aluminum trees have a love or hate relationship with people, either you like them or you don't!
The 60s were an oddball kitsch all together. They liked everything unique, everything quirky and everything whimsical. A trend that also originated in the 60s was the usage of aluminum tree, also known as tinsel tree.