Event Title

Delinquency at the Drive-in Theaters in Los Angeles, California

Presenter Information

Chelsey Garcia, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 221

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

My topic is an exploration of delinquent behavior at drive-in movie theaters during post-war in Los Angeles, California. I intend on exploring drive-in movie theaters as an American recreational activity. What is so attractive about going to the drive-in as opposed to conventional theaters? I will explore this multi-purpose space, which exists in juxtaposition with several other spaces and how they contribute to the overall drive-in experience. Ispace of seclusion and a space of intimacy? How have young adults taken advantage of this privacy? I will examine gender and sex norms, as well as the expansion of car culture.

Faculty Sponsor

Ben Lisle

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. American Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

189

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Delinquency at the Drive-in Theaters in Los Angeles, California

Diamond 221

My topic is an exploration of delinquent behavior at drive-in movie theaters during post-war in Los Angeles, California. I intend on exploring drive-in movie theaters as an American recreational activity. What is so attractive about going to the drive-in as opposed to conventional theaters? I will explore this multi-purpose space, which exists in juxtaposition with several other spaces and how they contribute to the overall drive-in experience. Ispace of seclusion and a space of intimacy? How have young adults taken advantage of this privacy? I will examine gender and sex norms, as well as the expansion of car culture.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/86