Articles tagged kathy peiss

Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style

Los Angeles’s 1943 “zoot suit riot” may be the only time in American history that fashion was believed to be the cause of widespread civil unrest.

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23 Mar 2009 // 2:05 AM

The Powder & The Glory

The Powder & The Glory follows the intertwined careers of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, settling for well-researched timelines and superficial correlations.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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