The Hierarchy Of Beards Poster; perfect for gift giving, right? Created by Wondermark; available from TopatoCo.
“We Mustache You A Question”
And by “we” I mean Kitschy Kitschy Coo and the Smithsonian — and the Smithsonian really wants to know, “Who has your favorite historic facial hair?”
While there are tons of old photographs to choose from (including at the Smithsonian’s Pinterest Board), I’m going to vote for Dwight Blocker Bowers. Not for his own mustache (I’m not even sure he has one!) but because he’s a curator in the Division of Culture and the Arts and, as such, is in charge of these fake mustaches.
These beauties were once worn by actor James Whitmore in his titular role in Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt (the one-man stage drama by playwright Jerome Alden).
I won’t point any fingers, but someone we know (*cough* hubby) collects old wigs; I find the old facial-hair wigs much more interesting.
Photo of James Whitmore as Roosevelt in Bully via argenta-images06.
Dames & Dog #65
Only The Shadow Knows… Your Nose
You know we love our facial hair here at Kitschy Kitschy Coo, so we greatly enjoyed viewing these mustache styles from The Art and Craft of Hairdressing (1958). Via The Worker-Dandyist International.
None Of Those Round Things Are Real
Anyone know just who is in this photo by Roxanne Lowit?
Hair Rolls Like Princess Leia
Lavazza Calendar, 2003
Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Model: Hanna Huber
This Photo’s A Real Scream
Now, I collect a lot of things — a lot of odd things, mind you. So when I ask you, “Who would collect a photo of a woman screaming?” I seriously want to know.
Even the auction title word-salad has me wondering… “Vintage Color Photo Television Screen Woman Screaming” — who searches for any of that?
…Now, looking at this photo that long, wondering all that, I am three steps closer to bidding.
Frederick’s Wouldn’t Scalp You
“If you can tell it from your own hair… Send it back!” If you can’t tell wigs from your own hair, please don’t scalp yourself and send that back to Frederick’s Of Hollywood.
Boufant Burlesque Mohawk
Vintage Bruno of Hollywood photo of Precious Diamond and her Precocious Hair.