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THE BIG HAIR THREAD....


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> {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote}

> Very nice, cinemafan, especially the green sweater/very red hair shot. But, I think my favorite image of Ann M. will always be from *Tommy*, when she, all in white, is inundated by baked beans. And, no, I don't have a bean fetish of any kind...

 

Yeah, but that photo is probably for another thread - she most likely didn't have Big Hair there!

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More Angie courtesy of Jackie's inspiration...

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Martin Landau and Angie Dickinson...

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Big Duke with a little perky parlor "do"

 

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Glam shot...

 

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Looks like this one is from Dressed to Kill...

 

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BIG HAIR, Glam gams and a little guac...

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SueSue, this forum is so much fun. If anyone has a picture of the Viking princess in THE LONG SHIPS, you'll have proof that the Vikings not only discovered America before Columbus, they were using hairspray back then, too.

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I was watching *Rio Grande* last night and noticed this gigantic bun Maureen O'Hara was wearing on her head and I thought, "now THAT'S a big bun!" I couldn't get a screencap of it, like I wanted to, because for some reason my Rio Grande dvd won't play in my computer. This is the best shot I could find of it:

 

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I guess someone else likes big buns too.

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Alice Faye

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Joan Fontaine

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Grace Kelly

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Gloria Swanson

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Gene Tierney

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Carole Landis

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Ann Sheridan

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Ann Harding

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Aline MacMahon

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Alice Joyce

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Audrey Hepburn

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Kim Novak

 

Edited by: JackFavell on Jul 2, 2010 12:51 PM

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Dear Jackie,

Sue Sue says no "boo-boo."

No offense taken. Upsweep, chignon, French twist...buns by any other name...

and thank you so much for the lovely photos! My computer is running v....e....r...y...slowly, and

I've had guests, so I haven't been attending to THE BIG HAIR THREAD as I should have...

 

I think the ultimate classic is Audrey Hepburn in *Breakfast at Tiffany's*. It is iconic, but the one you posted of Maureen is great, too! Thank you, Jackie! Alice Faye's had that cute, curly perm finish, a precursor to Carrie Fisher's double-bun Star Wars do. But the the traditional "Madeline" from *Vertigo* sported by Kim Novak was a very clean, polished version of Grace Kelly's in *To Catch a Thief*. Kelly had the little wave in front, but Novak's was slick.

 

Gene Tierney's double chignon from *The Ghost and Mrs. Muir* is one of my all time favorites.And if you view the film, it is a consistently proportioned throughout every scene.

 

Another example of the standard bun sported was often by Katherine Hepburn,and in order for her curls to be properly proportioned, she would use pencil-thin rollers made of newspaper.

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But I had to add some more images of Gene Tierney. And I know we are off topic with the first one (No chignon), but when I saw this lovely photo, I had to post it.

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Classic Gene...

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Weird kind of artsy shot with Mannequin heads...anybody know what film this is from?

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By artist Karen Townsend...

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*I know. That's what I thought at first. But I guess she would make them, and use them for a while...*

*who knows? Years?*

 

Guess it helped that she wasn't blonde? Can you imagine what it would have looked like had she been a blonde with newsprint in her hair? Ewww.

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Whew! Sorry.... I got nervous! I sometimes think something is funny and post without thinking.

 

Love, love, love Gene's hair in Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Thanks so much for the Gene photos - no apologies for going off topic! Gene Tierney is ALWAYS a perfect topic! Love the mask photo.

 

I wish you could see Maureen's do better - I am going to try to get that screencap one more time.

 

I never knew that about Katherine Hepburn, but my daughter came home last month and said that her friend had rolled her hair with paper.... that's a new one on me!

 

I always used rags - strips of an old sheet cut or ripped into 1 inch wide strips..... it worked GREAT, and you didn't kill yourself sleeping on them. I did a play once in which I played one of several daughters - and we all rolled our hair into the most amazing Mary Pickford ringlets and wore big bows in our hair. It was great fun.

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Another one of my favorite ladies with BIG HAIR..

 

Diahann Carroll

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With Sidney Poitier in Paris Blues...

 

Beautiful....

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As a major player in the fashionista game, she even had her own line of designs with Butterick fashions...

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And a doll

 

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As well as a singing career with many albums...

 

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One of my favorite television shows when I was in junior high from 1968 that ran for two seasons was Julia with Diahann and veteran actor LLoyd Nolan, a program about a single Mom and nurse. As a single Mom myself, I always remember the strength and patience of her character as Julia...

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Julia...

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