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.
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.
Anyone know just who is in this photo by Roxanne Lowit?
Lavazza Calendar, 2003
Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Model: Hanna Huber
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.
“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.
Vintage Bruno of Hollywood photo of Precious Diamond and her Precocious Hair.