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Intro to Greaser Culture--Outsiders
Transcript of Intro to Greaser Culture--Outsiders
The Boogie-Woogie, Jitterbug, Swing and More
Others were biased against Greasers because they were delinquents, rebellious, and dressed differently.
Music (Rock and Roll/Doo-Wop)
Dancing with the Greasers
Fitted, Colored T-Shirts (with sleeves rolled up), Italian knit shirts, Levi denim jeans, leather jackets, boots, Converse Chuck Taylors
Girls: Their fashion was really similar to the guys.
Dance at this time was swing-based but with some changes.
Teenagers didn't want to do the dances their parents danced because their parents disagreed with their lifestyle.
Some teens sought out African-American sources for new steps.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Greasers Counter Culture
"Oh shoot! It's the fuzz!"
Originated in the early 1950's and grew increasingly popular toward the 1960's
Originated among young northeastern and southern United States street gangs
Arose from working class families that didn't have access to the greatest educational resources or life opportunities
The Fuzz--The Police
Rank--something that is horrible
Tuff--something cool or hip
Hood--a person who lives in the poor part of town
THE 1960S ERA
Guys: Hair was slicked back with different types of gel and pomade
Girls: More feminine version of pompadour, rockabilly style, and some "updos"
Pickled--under the influence
Jumped--to be attacked