Review of Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

Review of Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

By Lettycia Terrones – HBook.com – Photo Not Credited. In 1942 Los Angeles, after working all day at the canneries, teen sisters Lorena and Marisela can’t wait to put on their sharpest swing skirts and high heels for a night of jazz dancing with...
Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

By Special to PeoplesWorld.org – PeoplesWorld.org – Image WInter Garden Theatre. Over the course of five days, beginning on June 3, 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and...
Mapping LA’s Notorious Zoot Suit Riots

Mapping LA’s Notorious Zoot Suit Riots

By Elijah Chiland – LA.Curbed.com – Photo LA Public Library. Photo: Zoot suiters at a Grand Jury hearing following the riots. Though no lives were lost, many were injured and the LAPD largely ignored widespread and targeted violence against the...
‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

By ElTeatroCampesino.com – Photo Jay Thompson/Center Theater Group On Tuesday, Jan. 31, a revival of “Zoot Suit” begins its run at the Taper, kicking off the theater’s 50th-anniversary season. A fantastical reimagining of the so-called Sleepy Lagoon murder case,...