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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.

Fred Allen & Jack Benny: Best of Frenemies

Comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny were good friends who enjoyed playing comic adversaries. ... more

Alaska: “Seward’s Folly”

The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the ... more

Robots in Popular Entertainment

The world’s fascination with robots has been around since 1495 when it’s believed Leonardo ... more
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