Even if it's done well, it may require a lot of Willing Suspension of Disbelief. As an Ending Trope, all spoilers on this page are unmarked.
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Anyone who isn't any of these characters are either greasers, Beatniks, gas station attendants, or Elvis (who, in this era, wouldn't be caught dead in a rhinestone jumpsuit).
With the possible exception of the gas station attendants, everyone on that list is a direct threat to the upright morals and values of the era and will not be afforded a spot in the basement bomb shelter when the Reds drop The Big One.
Meanwhile, Martin Luther King and the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement stride across America, slowed down only by the occasional Corrupt Hick.
The birth of rock 'n' roll took place in this era, to the horror of Moral Guardians, which also showed a resurgence in popularity. how the time was portrayed in works that were actually made then.
The simple reason is that contrails only form at very low temperatures, which are normally found at high altitude, and in peacetime there was NO REASON TO FLY THAT HIGH until the advent of commercial jet travel a few decades later.The fifties uptightness was linked to real world anxieties and atom-bomb jitters, after all. Hell, seeing actual black people is a bit of a crapshoot.The Fifties Fifties are in contemporary times a popular subject of The Parody.", however it may also be an opening gambit in a Dream Within a Dream sequence.Sometimes the dream lasts longer than one episode — entire seasons, and even entire series, have been known to turn out to be dreams.