Teen Pics of the 1950s
As early as the mid-1950s, teenagers were emerging as a significant percentage of the movie going market. Popular teen-geared genres included juvenile delinquent films (JD), horror, and rock-and-roll films. Many of these films were B films, but not in the strict sense of the term. These were not the “second features” or the short films of the 1930s and 1940s. Instead, many were low-budget productions, which successfully exploited this new and burgeoning segment of the population.