A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped almost to the ankle.... the rebellious fashion of young men) had on the morals and attitudes of the people of that era. Written by
BOB STEBBINS <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The Broadway production of "Zoot Suit" opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York on March 25, 1979 and ran for 41 performances. Charles Aidman
, Mike Gomez
, Abel Franco
, Darlene Bryan
, Luis Manuel
, Edward James Olmos
, Tony Plana
, Rose Portillo
, Geno Silva
, Dennis Stewart
, and Socorro Valdez
recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. Edward James Olmos
was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "Zoot Suit" as El Pachuco and recreated his stage role in this filmed production. See more
You are trying to outdo the white man in exaggerated white man's clothes.
Because everyone knows that Mexicans, Filipinos and Blacks belong to the huraache . . . the straw hat and the dirty overall.
You savages weren't even wearing clothes when the white man pulled you out of the jungle.
The film opens with the 1940's Universal logo. See more
Performed by Edward James Olmos
and the Zoot Suiterettes See more