“Levi Strauss: the Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” Lecture & Book Signing

January 7, 2018 – Lecture & Book Signing ‘Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World’ – Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. But despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated “facts” about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Strauss’s life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership and innovation. 1:30-3pm – Call for more information 209.736.2963 or visit angelscamp.gov/museum

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