Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bob Ross's Afro

October 29th marks the 74th birth anniversary of Bob Ross and his trademark afro.

For 403 episodes of the PBS classic (The Joy of Painting) Ross softly guided the viewer through the process of painting a blank canvas — his signature ‘fro making the show as much as his deft and deliberate art skills. But it turns out it was all a lie — Ross’s hair was actually stick straight.

In an interview with NPR, his business partner, Annette Kowalski, revealed that Ross initially grew out his hair and permed it to save money on haircuts when he was fresh out of the Air Force and trying to make it as a painter. But soon, he became trapped by his look.

Before he could change it back, though, the perm became his company’s logo — Ross hated it. “He could never, ever, ever change his hair, and he was so mad about that,” Kowalski says. “He got tired of that curly hair.”

Plenty of Bob Ross videos to view here.

Ross died July 4, 1995 but his afro lives on, here at The Hair Hall of Fame.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Super Size Me!

[photographer: Lee Friedlander. 1975. Title: Dallas, Texas]

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Birthday, Hillary!

Happy birthday Madam President, er, Secretary...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

This Halloween, are you a Contessa, an Empress...

...or a fungus?

Choose carefully.

BTW, the Contessa is available in our gift shop as the "Susan St. James", The Empress is available as the Morgan Fairchild, and the Candida is available at the "Pat Crowley".

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hello - This is Lan-Lay

Still in business today, LANLAY is a company that was founded in 1936 by the late Frank Whetzel in the state of New York.

LANLAY was originally created to promote only a single product - a natural Lanolin-based oil, manufactured and distributed in the U.S. as a hair and skin care enhancer that was able to heal and improve skin.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Moment Cher'd

Dolly Parton and Cher...


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sven and Charlotte

Svenne & Lotta, (aka Sven & Charlotte)


Their hit single Bang-A-Boomerang was written by ABBA members Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson.

The pop duo met in 1967, remaining active on the pop scene and releasing records in Swedish, English, and Danish until their divorce in 2014.

According to Wikipedia, Svenne was last known to be living as a recluse in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cock Grease

Cock Grease for him...

And Beaver Cream for her...


It’s Monday.

Try to keep it together.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Stella Stevens!

Actress Stella Stevens, born October 1, 1936 turns 80 today.

Director Henry Hathaway said of her, "Stella Stevens was born to be in movies...and to drive men crazy!"