RARA-AVIS: Re: Richard Widmark

From: jxshannon2@aol.com
Date: 31 Mar 2008

It might interest Widmark fans to know that Tommy was a very popular nickname amongst Johannesburg's (Soweto's, really) tsotsis, or street thugs, in the 1960s and later. And amongst themselves they enacted the giggle and leer of the wheelchair scene as often as American street thugs now enact Pacino's various taglines from the horrid remake of Scarface. ("Say hello to my leetle friend," etc.) It's incredible how international even a tiny flag of American culture can be. And, yes, even tsotsi is a corruption of "Zoot suit."
  John Shannon

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