The main thing I'm interested in is the slang of the time period. Would general slang from the 1950s work or would it be too "modern." And, would 1940s slang be too old-fashioned?
Also, how would American culture have changed three years after the war? I know that the Red Scare is going on, but that's about it. (I also learned in my limited research that Binghamton was the 7th most likely target of a nuclear attack, so I will factor that in.) How similiar is the culture of 1950 to the culture of the 1950s in general?
My main google searches have been "1950s culture" "1940s culture" "1950 america" "'post WWII' culture" "1950s slang" "1940s slang."