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"Teenager Dos and Don'ts" 1948.

In late LIFE revisited a topic that the magazine would delve into again and again over the next several decades: namely, teenagers.

Teenagers dance by the jukebox at University Settlement in Cleveland, Ohio in 1944. Cleveland State University via Cleveland Memory.

Teenagers dance by the jukebox at University Settlement in Cleveland, Ohio in Cleveland State University via Cleveland Memory.

Atlanta Teenagers  1947 paddleball :)

Atlanta Teenagers 1947 paddleball :)

Teenage party in the 50s

Outtake from "Luckiest Generation" feature in LIFE magazine, PH by Nina Leen

Kang Wenjie, a five-year-old prodigy selected as champion of "learning and applying Mao Zedong Thought," dances the "loyalty" dance for the representatives of the Provincial Conference of Learning and Applying Chairman Mao?s Works at Red Guard Square; Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, April 28, 1968     © LI Zhensheng   Contact Press Images

Li Zhensheng, The "loyalty dance" was a fixture of China's Cultural Revolution, and Kang Wenjie's performance at a giant Maoist teach-in was boffo.

La elegancia femenina de los años 40 gracias a las fotografías de Nina Leen

La elegancia femenina de los años 40 gracias a las fotografías de Nina Leen

vintagegal: ““Members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn., explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them.

vintage everyday: Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition in Hastings, UK, ca. 1958

Contestants are measured to see if their figures match the famous star at a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like contest at a resort in Hastings, UK, 15 July 1958

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Japanese Youth in Revolt

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