Congratulations to Pinchus Roth of New York, week one's winner. Last week's question was a killer diller, but Roth rose to the occasion. The name of the actor who graces the cover of Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style, by Kathy Peiss, is Germán Valdéz, creator of the "Gringo lingo" speaking character Tin Tan. Roth went so far as to send in Valdez's entire name, Germán Genaro Cipriano Gomez Valdés Castillo. He'll receive a copy of Zoot Suit and a chance at the grand prize.
And now, for round two of Name That Zoot.
In 1941, a musical revue called Jump for Joy opened in Los Angeles. In one of the show's sketches, three comedians visit a tailor and jive about suits "with a reet pleat and a stuff cuff and a drape shape, shoulders extended, eighteen as intended; padding–Gibralter; shiny as a halter."
Name the composer who created this hip, stereotype-smashing show.
If you can correctly name the composer, you will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of Zoot Suit. Not only that, you will be eligible to win the grand prize, a gift certificate for ReVamp.
Send the answer to pressmkt at pobox dot upenn dot edu by 12:00 midnight on July 19, 2011. The winner will be announced on July 20 and notified by email.