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Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched up with oversized accessories: The zoot suit, a “roomy” and extreme outfit designed to jitterbug. Zoot suits remained popular until mid-1940 when production was prohibited during the war because the suits used too much valuable fabric.

Jim Ryun: The Master of the Mile

The “master of the mile” set one of his six world records on June 23, 1967. The teenage Olympian ... more

Comic Books Scare Parents

Today, comic books are part of our mainstream culture. But, in the early 1950s, comics turned ... more

Steve Dahl’s Notorious 1979 Disco Demolition

Disco Demolition was a promotional event held at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979. The Chicago ... more
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