hula hooping!), and cheap plastic ukuleles were everywhere in the post-war era. I also love any hobby in which the clothes are an integral part of the process. Because, obviously, you have to have a killer dress to play the ukulele, as Marilyn demonstrates above.
There's a cornucopia of amazing "ukulele lady" images to be found online, much of it pornographic (apparently it's easier to play a uke while topless? I'll have to try it sometime). I'l refrain from anything too saucy, but I do love a ukulele pin-up! How awesome are these ones from Gil Elvgren?