Oh! I am in hair-hopper heaven! How DO they get that much pouf? I can bend over and comb and spray for five minutes and I wouldn't have half that much hair height.
I've seen this firsthand, growing up in my aunt's salon. An old-fashioned roller set, dryer, teasing and hairspray. All done by a hairdresser. This takes WORK.
"Guests of our show receive an expense-paid visit to Mr. lyle's Beauty Lounge in Branson, MO."
I love that Barbara Stanwyck-looking woman second from top!I do a roller set first thing in the morning, but it's amateur and half-assed. Velcro rollers, hairspray. Barbara Rush would be ashamed of me.
Yes, you need to do the full wet set, rollers, dryer, teasing with heavy lacquer spray, the works!
PS. Scary, "Lyle," is one of Eve's "magic words!"
THAT's why ladies only got their hair done weekly back in the day! You couldn't put your halo through all that abuse on a daily basis!DL and I got proper 'dos from Aunt Frannie and it was nearly torture to sleep in those rollers, but well worth it when you saw our big, beautiful, bodacious crowns of glory!
It's true - when those women were coming in my aunt's salon I couldn't tell if they were coming in or going out, because their hair looked exactly the SAME!
Password was THE greatest. I have the 1962 and 1974 editions of the home game. It's a blast to have people over to play.My mom had 'the hair' and did it by herself amazingly enough. I don't think she wanted to spend the money on a beauty shop. Once a week she did a shampoo and wet set, and every morning a re-tease and spray!
Felix, we had the at-home game, too - with the "see thru" words! I loved it. Allen Ludden is the man. Isn't it just the cutest when Betty White is on?Do you have any pix of your Mom's 'do?
Sadly, I don't have an photos of Mom's hair-o-plenty. Oops, forgot about those couple of boxes of Kodachrome slides. Will have to look thru.When I first moved to LA in '86, I tried out for Password, and while I scored second highest in an audition room of about 35 people, I wasn't chosen! At the time my hair was kinda long and I wore a small hoop earring. It may have been too fey an image to sell Palmolive Liquid back then. Just as well, I suppose. With my luck, instead of being partnered with Betty White and getting rich, I probably would have gotten Eva Gabor....Love your blog Donna, came to it from TJB's.
Oh, I'm so glad you like it! It sure cuts down on endless emails of "Oh my god - look at this!"You know, Eva was a remarkably good Password player. I think she hid behind her accent when it was convenient.
These hairdos are the BEST!
I want that apricot flip! Actually, I want to BE her.
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