Stars including Tom Hanks and Jesse Tyler Ferguson turned back time this week (beg03Jun13) to celebrate the 1950s at an event in New York.

The evening featured performances and readings by a host of famous faces, who brought to life a selection of television shows, books, poems, and plays from the era as part of Lapham's Quarterly magazine's second annual Decades Ball.

Hanks performed a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 thriller North by Northwest with actress Patricia Clarkson, while Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Plimpton became characters from Tv show The Honeymooners.

Lincoln writer Tony Kushner also read out American novelist William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Peace Prize speech.

The glitzy event took place at the Capitale venue in Manhattan.