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zoot suits

bizarre outfits with the “reet pleats” (1940s). [Am. Hist.: Sann, 275]
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Chapter one reviews the role of the Pachuca women in several major events in Latino culture--the Zoot Suit Riots and the Sleepy Lagoon incident, both in the 1940s, and both watershed moments in Mexican-American history.
The six chapters focus on six major waves of immigration in relation to six American popular culture trends or forms and their impact throughout the twentieth century: Jewish immigrants in relation to gangster movies in the 1930s, Mexican immigrants to the zoot suits of the 1940s, Puerto Rican immigrants to Nuyorican music in the 1950s, Indian immigration to the hippies of the 1960s, Jamaican immigrants to rap and reggae in the 1970s, and Asian immigrants to cyberzines in the 1990s.
The girls wore long skirts that ballooned as they twisted and turned on the dance floor and the men really dressed up in the smart zoot suits characterised by people like Glenn Miller.
concert, the group brought out hundreds of young fans, decked out in everything from zoot suits and wingtips to feathers and fedoras.
MURDER AT THE SLEEPY LAGOON: ZOOT SUITS, RACE, AND RIOT IN WARTIME L.
5) With these developments, it is important to reassess Himes's literary and historical achievement in if He Hollers Let Him Go and examine his fictional response to the events of the early 1940s -- the Japanese American internment and the Zoot Suit Riots -- and their relationship to the African American community.
Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit.
The reality is that the Kid doesn't appear to have changed much, his zoot suit usage tying in neatly with the new swing thing, early influences of Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan shining brighter than ever.
history, young military personnel, fresh out of basic training, preyed upon southern California Chicanos who dressed in the lavish style of the zoot suit.
After starting his own children's marketing firm, Zoot Suit, Rambam left the business to devote more time in helping to make the world a better place for all young people.
Whether it's Italian-style, slim fit or a zoot suit, these looks are flattering, comfortable, and instill confidence in the wearer.
Beginning with a history of the trend and its association with Pachuco and Zoot Suit movements of the mid twentieth century, the volume examines the popular image of the lowrider in art, media, and music as well as issues within the community such as the role of women in lowrider culture, lowrider clubs and associations and the processes of building lowrider vehicles.