The answer to last week’s question is “zazous.” Before and during World War II, zoot suit wearing jazz lovers in France were known as les zazous.
Jusqu’ici sur terre un homme pouvait être
Blanc ou noir, ou rouge, ou jaune et puis c’est tout
Mais une autre race est en train d’apparaître
C’est les Zazous, c’est les Zazous
So far on earth a man could be
White or black, or red, or yellow and that’s all
But another race is emerging
It’s the zazous, it’s the zazous.
–from the 1943 song Y’a des Zazous, written by Raymond Vincy and H. Martinet and performed by Andrex (Andre Jaubert)
Laura Bissey of New Jersey emailed the correct answer to us in time. Her entry was randomly selected from all of the correct submissions, so she’ll receive a copy of Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style by Kathy Peiss, plus a chance at the grand prize.
And now, for the fourth and final round of Name That Zoot, please give us the bird.
Name the famous bird who stars in the patriotic propaganda cartoon Spirit of ’43. In this animated short, a zoot suit wearing spendthrift tempts this civilian bird to waste war time wages on pleasure instead of paying taxes and buying war bonds.
Don’t be daffy. If you know the answer, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your answer by 12:00 midnight on August 2, 2011. If you answer correctly, 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.
The winner will be announced on August 3 and notified by email.