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?
, who plays Smiley, played El Pachuco in the original 1978 stage production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. 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