Watching movies on a smart phone is the entertainment that we are taken for granted. Can you imagine how people entertain themselves before 1962 when Taiwan’s first TV station entered service? Taiwan suffered from an economic hardship and the imposition of the martial law after the end of the World War II. Surprisingly, even at such an unfriendly political environment, the entertainment industry boomed. Watching the puppet show, Taiwanese opera, movie, listening to the radio and reading were considered life’s little niceties. These entertainments helped achieve a delicate balance between fun and the ubiquitous thought control exerted by the martial law. The tug of war between oppression and entertainment was a recurring theme of life during that era. Age of Entertainment—Documenting the Decade without Television centers on entertainment in Taiwan before Taiwan Television was launched. The design of “Social Scene in the 1950s” connects five categories including puppet show, Taiwanese opera, movie, broadcasting and publications through groupie activities of following the shows and the celebrities, romantic couple outings as well as the act of enjoying some “me time” to depict the history of how common people connected through entertainment before the age of TV during the 1950s.