Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Made in Japan: Transistor Radios of the 1950s and 1960s

Posted on

Made in Japan: Transistor Radios of the 1950s and 1960s

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Aileen Antonier, Henry Blackham, Maureen Erbe, Roger Handy
genre:
Pop Culture

We gave it an A-

Even if you know absolutely nothing about transistor radios, even if you couldn’t care less, Made in Japan: Transistor Radios of the 1950s and 1960s is so divine-looking you won’t be able to help twirling happily through the pages. Skip the words and gaze at the funky photographs of these Japanese-made objects. Suddenly, whether in the shape of a ladybug, Charlie the Tuna (really), or a globe, the gloriously kitschy transistor radios of the 1950s and ’60s look like art. A-