Samohi Tackles Relevant Race Issues in ‘Zoot Suit’

Samohi Tackles Relevant Race Issues in ‘Zoot Suit’

By Atlas Novack – SMMirror.com – Image Not Credited. Times change, but sometimes the headlines don’t. Luis Valdez’s groundbreaking play set on the streets of East Los Angeles depicts the lives of Mexican American youth who were unjustly indicted for the...
¡Watcha mi tachuce! The Bonaroo Look

¡Watcha mi tachuce! The Bonaroo Look

By Research.Pomona.edu – Photo Not Credited. To look Bonaroo was to look cool. In Los Angeles during the 1930s and 1940s, zoot suits were mostly worn by poor and working class Mexican, African American and Jewish youth. These tailored outfits had broad shoulders...
La Pachuca: Mexican subculture in 1940’s L.A.

La Pachuca: Mexican subculture in 1940’s L.A.

By Maria Rios – MuseumOfTheCity.org – Photo Tumblr Pachuca girls in a police station, 1940s The pachuca/os culture came into the spotlight in the summer of 1942 with the death of José Díaz on Williams ranch in rural Los Angeles, located near reservoirs...
The Zoot Suits, 1940s

The Zoot Suits, 1940s

By Kathleen Campos-Banales – mtholyoke.edu – Photo Meier & Rivera 145 During World War II, a lot of youths were expressing themselves through their outfits such as the zoot suits. Zoot suits “consisted of a broad-rimmed, flat hat; a long draped coat;...
Tattoo Artist to the Stars

Tattoo Artist to the Stars

By Annette Semerdjian – ThePrideLA.com – Photo Not Credited Mark Machado a.k.a. Mister Cartoon grew up in the Los Angeles Harbor Region. His Mexican-American heritage influences much of his fine line black and gray work. His designs have roots in graffiti...