What classic film is credited with popularizing toga parties on college campuses?
-Back to School
-Revenge of the Nerds
-Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Answer: Toga parties emerged as a fad across college campuses throughout the country following the release of the 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House. Chris Miller, one of the writers of Animal House, attended Dartmouth College where the toga party was a popular costume event at major fraternity parties during the late 1950s. The film is credited with propelling the toga party into a widespread and enduring practice. Upon its release college students throughout America have tried to duplicate the “Animal House” toga party.
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college d… MORE
Initial release: 27 July 1978 (New York City)
Director: John Landis
Featured song: Shout
Story by: Chris Miller
Screenplay: Douglas Kenney, Harold Ramis, Chris Miller