1) Popular fiction produced in the 1950s and published in inexpensive periodicals nicknamed "pulps" for the inferior quality of paper they used, compared the "slicks" (e.g., Life or Time magazine.) Most frequently used to describe detective, western, or science fiction writin of the period. 2) Title of a 1994 film by Quentin Tarantino.
Ray Bradbury and Louis L'Amour are two well known American authors who began their literary careers as writers of pulp fiction.
A form of popular music, primarily but not exclusively the domain of black performers, which achieved prominence in the 1950s. Its most prominent element is close, multipart vocal harmonies, sometimes rendered accapella. The term "doo wop" is typical of the the nonsense syllables often used as a chorus.
"The Great Pretender" by the Platters is probably the best known example of Doo Wop music.