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  • n. Plural form of bobbysoxer.


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  • Having become a top balladeer with millions of female "bobbysoxers" at his feet, Frank began appearing in pictures in the early forties, and did a series of light, likeable musicals throughout the decade, culminating in the lively, colorful On The Town (1949), directed by Stanley Donen and co-starring Gene Kelly (with whom Sinatra had collaborated twice before, in 1945's Anchors Aweigh and 1949's Take Me Out To The Ballgame).

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  • Shlomo had no trouble deducing the meaning of "bobbysoxers" from the context; it obviously referred to the screaming girls.

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  • By 1942, it was time for him to move onto a solo career where his success was marked by the thousands of “bobbysoxers” – or young girls throwing themselves at the singer.

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  • While the children, pre-adolescents and teens girls only, apparently, judging from audience footage in the film who comprise Bieber's audience assume they are sui generis, it's actually a cyclical thing, going back at least as far as the 1920s and the birth of mass media -- to Rudolph Valentino through Frank Sinatra and the bobbysoxers in the 1940s, Elvis Presley in the 1950s, the Beatles in the 1960s and so on.

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  • SIMON: In your own account, some of the swooning at a Frank Sinatra concert and screaming from young women - used to be referred to bobbysoxers - was orchestrated.

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  • SIMON: Before Frank Sinatra was a celebrity, he was a skinny kid from Hoboken who became famous for making bobbysoxers wet their theater seats.

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  • I thought you'd be out getting chased around by bobbysoxers.

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  • Kudos to Darin for revamping a Pre-war German showtune into a hit with bobbysoxers, and sneaking it in under the pop cultural radar of '50s post-war America.

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  • My grandmother scandalized her parents with the flapper look in the 1920's, the bobbysoxers did it to theirs in the 1940's, and kids faced expulsion from school in the 1960's for refusing to cut their hair.

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  • Director/choreographer Vincent Paterson has dispensed with the Cirque-standard pre-show clowning, opting for two dozen or so bobbysoxers, hype-women who gab and flirt with audience members, then rush the stage at the feverish, throbbing overture, grab the stage curtain, festooned with gold platters, sending it melting into the wings.

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