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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
Nuta Kotlvarenko loved cowboy movies, particularly ones starring his hero Tom Mix.
One evening in 1913, Mama handed a passport to Nuta’s older brother Julius. “Ukraine is not safe for Jewish boys. We’re sending you to America where the streets are paved with gold.”
“I don’t want to go.” Nuta’s eyes stung.
Following years of odd jobs, Nuta, now Nudie Cohn, found his niche as the rodeo tailor. Stars from Roy Rogers to Elvis Presley paid thousands for rhinestone-studded Nudie suits.
“Nudie,” asked a fan. “Why don’t your boots ever match?”
“To remind me that golden streets have a price.”