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STREET GANGS: A SECRET HISTORY

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STREET GANGS: A SECRET HISTORY 2000
U.S. documentary. The history of juvenile delinquents and teenage gangs in America. Cities represented: New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The first gang is the Irish "40 Thieves" in Five Points, NYC. The use of brass knuckles, bricks, bats, and knives in early gang warfare.

Fantastic footage of the 1943 "Zoot Suit Riots" in Los Angeles. Awesome 1940s boogie woogie scenes. JD attitudes and slang influence 1950s rock n roll. For example: to "bop" is to fight and a "bopper" is a gang fighter. Excellent archival footage of JDs. Street Gangs!

Plus this bonus selection...

ASK ME, DON'T TELL ME 1958
U.S. educational JD film. Wow, what a great short film! It's got awesome, raw, do-it-yourself rock n roll by The Five Chips who pound out Chuck Berry and Doo Wop tunes! Filmed in San Francisco's Mission district and North Beach, dozens of street gangs are represented including the War Lords, Ravens, Lonely Ones, Sheiks, Aces, Esquires and many more! Cool ducktailed gangs on the streets and in pool halls. The gangs learn to help out in their community (with cigarettes dangling from their mouths!)


STREET GANGS: A SECRET HISTORY movie on DVD!


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