1950s, Advertising, Art, Beauty, Culture, Fun, History, Nostalgia, Style, Vintage

Don’t Worry; It’s Not Racist

1959

I learned early on the importance of a strong comb from 70s icon Fonzie, although most of the time–he didn’t need it.

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And for the record, Fonzie wasn’t racist either.

 

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Now Is The Time To Get Sized For Your Easter Chapeau

1947 Yucca

Other options include:

racingnelliebly
http://www.helensgoodhairday.com/
https://fun4easter.info/

and even a colorful understated hat for the menfolks

http://www.helensgoodhairday.com/
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Paddle Away From Lena

KU Delt pledges dubbed Lena the Hyena as Queen of their Paddle Party in 1946, the same year cartoonist Al Capp Capp introduced Lena as the “ugliest woman in the world.” So hideous that Capp could not bear to render her, he enlisted his readers (in 381 newspapers where his L’il Abner comic strip was seen) to send in their drawing of what they thought Lena looked like. Over 500,000 readers responded. Al Capp persuaded Boris Karloff, Salvador Dali and Frank Sinatra to judge the drawing and the winner was the cartoonist Basil Wolverton. His rendering is what you see above. (https://www.tattooarchive.com)

Personally, I think his grotesque work looks like he was on an endless bad acid trip, but it takes all kinds of artists, and to each his own. Below are tame examples of his other renderings and styles.

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Miss Landmine Cambodia 2009

Nat Geo 1/2012

I don’t get this at all.

Here we see pageant organizer Morten Traavik helping winner Dos Sopheap with her prize (a titanium leg to replace the one blown to smithereens), which she decided was too uncomfortable to actually utilize. Her fame, however, brought her college sponsorship. Norwegian filmmaker Traavik claimed the pageants “challenge the conventional concepts of beauty” and allow these women opportunities to feel pride as well as earn income. I suppose it’s a not-so-classic case of making lemonade from lemons, but it’s a hard issue to address.

https://kulturologia.ru/
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Ike Dresses All The Rage For The Holidays

by Carl Mydans

Before IKE meant “I know, eh?” which sounds soooooo Canadian, Ike meant Dwight Eisenhower, as in the former president. All the boys in his family were called Ike; he was “Little Ike” as the youngest. And who could have imagined one day women would be sitting on a hardwood floor, clapping for him, wearing his nickname all over their flouncy dresses?