Life of Levi Strauss

Lynn Downey talked about her book, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Levi Strauss created his blue jeans business in San… read more

Lynn Downey talked about her book, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Levi Strauss created his blue jeans business in San Francisco in 1873. Ms. Downey served as the company’s in-house historian for almost 25 years. She spoke about his early life in Germany, his move to New York and then to California, his long career, and his contributions to the San Francisco community in his later years. Using photographs and advertising materials during her presentation, she also explored how blue jeans transformed with fashion trends from the 19th century to today. close

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Life of Levi Strauss

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Program ID:
422401-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2017 | 6:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2017 | 12:51am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 18, 2017 | 6:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2017 | 6:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2017 | 8:51pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2017 | 12:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
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