Why is a New York shopkeeper in the seventies rocking a Tulane ringer?
May 29, 2008 7:20 PM Subscribe
Can anybody come up with a good reason why the shopkeeper in Taxi Driver
would be wearing a Tulane ringer shirt?
posted by The Giant Squid to media & arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As a Louisianan, who is finally getting around to watching some classic films, I found myself jarred when I saw, in the stick-up scene, that the (ostensibly hispanic) shopkeeper wearing a Tulane shirt.
Now, for years, we've known that there are more New Yorkers than New Orleanians at Tulane (which serves as a hip second-tier alternative for Northeasterners who couldn't or didn't want to swing an Ivy Leaguer). But, that explanation barely suffices.
Any ideas? Was there a writer or producer or costume designer who had a Tulane or New Orleans link?