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Italian-American Fashion: Guidos & Guidettes: The Progression from offensive to‌still being offensive 1920’s

http://usaguns.net/mob/themo b.html

Present

http://www.screenadventure.com/goodfella s/

Ashleigh Michael & Seth Catron

http://handbagdujour.com/20 10/01


Works Cited "Al Capone — Made in America." Trutv.com. Trutv, n.d. Web. 07

April 2011. “How to be a Guido: the Definitive Guido Guide.” jersify.com. Jersify: the App, n.d. Web. 07 April 2011. Yetimachine1, dir. “Snooki explains ‘guidos’ and ‘guidettes’.”

Youtube. Youtube, 11 December 2009. Web. 4 April 2011.


Outline • • • •

What is a Guido? A “Guido’s” definition of a Guido Modern Day Guidos-Guidettes Early 20th Century Guido -How I-A’s are portrayed • Mid 20th Century Guido -Portrayal • The wrap-up: What’s so offensive?


Modern “Guido”

“Snooki” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U Wt0e6d9FRk


Modern Day “Guido” The “Checklist”  Hair

full of hair product  Big muscles  Tan skin  Ed Hardy, Armani Exchange  “Duck face”  Optional: A rosary necklace  Optional: Expensive sunglasses http://remotecontrol.mtv.com/tag/jersey-shores-mike-thesituation/page/20/


Modern Day “Guidette” The “Checklist”  Big hair (usually accompanied by extensions of some type)  Flashy bellybutton ring  Tan skin Ed Hardy, Juicy Couture  Duck face  sunglasses

http://www.selftanningqueen.com/?p=1443


Early

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Century “Guido”

The “Checklist”  Pinstripe Suits/Tie/Bowtie  Trench Coat  Black Dress Oxford Shoes  Pocket Square/Handkerchief  Greased-back hairstyle  Optional: Fedora  Optional: After-fight make-up

http://usaguns.net/mob/themob.html


Early Stereotype • • • •

http://www.filmreference.com/Films-Fr-Go/The-GodfatherTrilogy.html

Set during 50’s Very popular Still popular Emphasized Mobster


Mid

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Century “Guido”

The “Checklist”  Tracksuits Open-buttoned shirts Leather shoes Slicked back hair Leather jackets Gold Jewelry

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicagotough/ncaa-basketball/


Stereotype of Italian-Americans

•Set during 70’s and 80’s •Showed America “Ne Mobster”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodfellas


What’s the offense? Guido: The Word A derogatory term for Italian-American workers in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Guido: The Lifestyle Young adults aged 16-30 who wear provocative clothing, fake tan obscene amounts, and “hook up” at various party destinations, the most popular being in Seaside Heights, NJ.


Italian-American Fashion