Art and the City of Angels (Fall 2011): L.A. 1940-1960: Zoot Suit Riots

Art and the City of Angels (Fall 2011): L.A. 1940-1960: Zoot Suit Riots

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Dancing couple in the 1940’s, he is replete with Zoot Suit. Very Allroot. Photo thanks to Shelton Powe, Jr.

Dancing couple in the 1940’s, he is replete with Zoot Suit. Very Allroot. Photo thanks to Shelton Powe, Jr.

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Zoot-suits were worn by lower class Mexican and African Americans. Very loose and long pants with an extremely large jacket. The zoot-suit was a distinctive part of the "Pachuco" culture, and a way for the youth of minority groups to express their individuality and feelings of rebellion. People saw wearing the zoot-suit as a deliberate, public, and obnoxious way of ignoring the rationing/war effort after the War Production  Board nearly banned the production of them. Distinctions were…

Zoot-suits were worn by lower class Mexican and African Americans. Very loose and long pants with an extremely large jacket. The zoot-suit was a distinctive part of the "Pachuco" culture, and a way for the youth of minority groups to express their individuality and feelings of rebellion. People saw wearing the zoot-suit as a deliberate, public, and obnoxious way of ignoring the rationing/war effort after the War Production Board nearly banned the production of them. Distinctions were…

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cab calloway in his zoot suit, 1943

cab calloway in his zoot suit, 1943

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1940s white black mens zoot suit. Milano Moda White with Black Vested Zoot Suits Costume $139.00 AT vintagedancer.com

1940s white black mens zoot suit. Milano Moda White with Black Vested Zoot Suits Costume $139.00 AT vintagedancer.com

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zoot suits pachuco

zoot suits pachuco

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Zoot Suit Riots Gangs | here's the young pachuco zoot suiters who banded together to fight the ...

Zoot Suit Riots Gangs | here's the young pachuco zoot suiters who banded together to fight the ...

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The zoot suit was epitome of men's fashion during the 1920's. The jacket was designed with shoulder pads and wide lapels. You can see on these two figures an overly long watch chain hangs from the waist. The pants were baggy in cut and then became tighter at the ankle.

The zoot suit was epitome of men's fashion during the 1920's. The jacket was designed with shoulder pads and wide lapels. You can see on these two figures an overly long watch chain hangs from the waist. The pants were baggy in cut and then became tighter at the ankle.

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Zoot Suit:  the suits. Others say they were first worn by an African-American bus driver. Eventually the suits became more widely accepted for jitterbugging and african-american musicians. This lead many ethnicities to adopt the style in the 40s. The jacket was long with wide shoulders and long, wide lapels. The trousers were markedly pegged.

Zoot Suit: the suits. Others say they were first worn by an African-American bus driver. Eventually the suits became more widely accepted for jitterbugging and african-american musicians. This lead many ethnicities to adopt the style in the 40s. The jacket was long with wide shoulders and long, wide lapels. The trousers were markedly pegged.

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