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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.

Birth of Transatlantic Flight

The beginning of the “jet age” was determined on October 26, 1958. With the power of the ... more

Belle Starr

A standout among outlaws in the Wild West met her death on February 3, 1889. Belle Starr earned ... more

Shirley Temple Becomes a Star

On April 19, 1934, a movie premiere turned a little girl into Hollywood’s darling. “Stand ... more
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