Levi’s® presents The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original, a three-part documentary that celebrates the 501® Jean’s influence on popular culture.
EPISODE 1: WORK
We trace the 501® Jean’s roots as a utilitarian garment for coal miners, cowboys, industrial workers, all the way to the creative workers who continue to wear it today.
EPISODE 2: STYLE
For the first time Levi’s® are worn for their look, rather than function. Hollywood stars adopt it for decades and the 501® Jean becomes a style icon: continuing to inspire contemporary designers and style leaders.
EPISODE 3: REBELLION
The 501® Jean is a symbol for countercultures as broad as biker clubs, punk, rap, skateboarding, and art movements. It can be seen on crowds through decades of activism: from beats to hippies, LGBTQ rights protests, to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
NARRATED BY RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is one of folk music’s most enduring characters. A protege of Woody Guthrie in the late ’50s, Elliott has been hailed as an influence on artists from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, to the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead.
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH:
Henry Rollins, John Baldessari, Erin Wasson, Gary Burden, Andy Spade, Mark McNairy, Eddie Huang, Steven Alan, Jim Walrod, Kim Hastreiter, Mel Ottenberg, Scott Schuman, Lee Ranaldo, Darren Romanelli, Greg Chapman, Hal Fischer, Rachel Wang, and MANY, MANY MORE.
ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE:
Ernest Greene (Washed Out) and Squeaky E Clean Productions.