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Old 03-15-2016, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ElvisL1ves View Post
The scriptwriters apparently invented Toga Parties.
No, they were real and Chris Miller went to them at Dartmouth.
The first recorded college student toga party was in 1953, when James Madison University students wore togas and ivy wreaths, and brought their dorm mattresses to freshman Mark Neuman's home on Hillcrest Avenue in nearby Flintridge....

Chris Miller, who was one of the writers of Animal House, attended Dartmouth College where the toga party was a popular costume event at major fraternity parties (such as Winter Carnival and Green Key Weekend) during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
There's also no evidence whatsoever that Clark Gable killed the undershirt, and the story of that urban myth is given at length in this fantastic article. It's like saying that the plastics industry was affected by The Graduate.