Racine Scouts Announce 2007 Program
The Racine Explorer Scouts, fondly known as the Chrome Domes, will present Portraits in Chrome; Idols, Icons and Images in 2007, as part of a year long celebration commemorating the corps 80th anniversary.
Since its discovery in the late 18th century, chrome has been used as a durable yet decorative material, much like the idols, icons and images of 1927. From Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight, to the masterful collaboration of Ziegfeld, Kern and Hammerstein’s production of Showboat, to the excitement of the Rockettes, the birth of the Academy Awards, and the intoxicating atmosphere of the Cotton Club, 1927 became a defining chapter in the cultural and social awakening of America. Eight decades later, these idols, icons, and images are as vibrant and durable as ever, and have become the backbone of the cultural and social tapestry of American entertainment.
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