Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Larry Hope

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Designer Larry Hope was raised in Chicago’s West Side. After attending John Marshall High School, he went to the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied apparel design. As a young adult, he fell in with US Studios co-founder Michael Matthews and his friends, traveling with them to New York City where they were inspired to create the underground club spaces that birthed The Warehouse. Hope is known for his iconic leather hats, which were worn by DJs like Elbert Phillips and Ron Hardy.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, designer, US Studios, The Warehouse

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Larry Hope

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