December 24, 1993 |
There is a whole school of thought that finds facial hair sexy--from Clark Gable's mustache to Elvis Presley's sideburns. On the other hand, a differing school finds stubble rough and raspy, and those who agree are backed up by the research department of a razor company that claimed: "Dry beard hair is extremely abrasive and about as tough as copper wire of the same thickness."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991
The trial of a man charged with raping and murdering an 11-year-old honor student was put on hold Tuesday after the prosecutor sought additional hair samples from the defendant. James Heard, 38, is charged with strangling and bludgeoning Katrina Brown, his girlfriend's daughter, on Dec. 19, 1990. He also is charged with raping her with a foreign object and attempting to poison her with rubbing alcohol. But his trial, scheduled to open Tuesday in Compton, was delayed after Deputy Dist. Atty.
August 8, 2004 |
Latest project: Department head makeup artist on "Anchorman" -- with a specific eye to 1970s-era mustaches, sideburns and other facial hair. Starting in the library: "I had a book specifically for this one, 'One Thousand Beards.' My job is to pull all of those references and start to think about all the characters," with input from the director and actors. "The first step is reading the script. That is kind of our bible."
November 4, 2013 |
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a charity event to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The so-called shave-off was sponsored by Gillette, which donated $100,000 to the One Fund. Bushy beards became a signature look for the champs this year after outfielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli encouraged the rest of the team to stop shaving during spring training and throughout the season.
April 29, 2013 |
Kraft Zesty Italian dressing has been on the market for years. It's nothing new. But enter the Zesty guy with his tight white tee, tanned muscles and artfully trimmed facial hair and all of the sudden, the new Kraft dressing ad is playing on repeat. The new Kraft dressing campaign features the Zesty guy in three different videos with the dressing. First he lights a fire with the dressing and conveniently burns his shirt off. In another video he playfully slaps some dough and again ends up shirtless.
March 28, 2000 |
Memo to Disneyland cast members: Walt had one. Now you can too. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it has scrapped a 43-year-old ban on mustaches for its theme park employees. The move is a minor concession for the Magic Kingdom, which continues to have one of the strictest grooming codes of any American employer. Beards are still prohibited. Nose rings and purple hair? Forget it. And no Elvis look-alikes please: Sideburns below the bottom of the ears aren't allowed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1988 |
It's time to acknowledge the truth behind the virtual disappearance of Jesse Jackson since the Democratic convention. Notwithstanding excuses about his "ultra-liberalism" and inexperience in elected office, Jackson has been shunned by Democratic power-brokers for one reason and one reason only: the mustache. "The shaved face has become a reflection of the Protestant ethic," says Roger Masters, a professor of government at Dartmouth College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000 |
Attention, Disney workers: Don't throw out those razors just yet. The company did scrap a 43-year-old ban on facial hair, allowing theme-park employees to wear mustaches, but they must be neatly trimmed and fully grown. As one employee put it: "You can hire in with a mustache, or you can go off on vacation for a couple of weeks and grow one. But you can't grow one on company time."
November 16, 2001 |
The striking images of women emerging from beneath their burkas and men shaving their beards in celebration of their newfound freedom from the Taliban remind us that the notion of appearance is much more profound than we ordinarily think. By casting off the heavy shrouds and facial hair that had for so long held their faces hostage, Kabul's people told the world, "We are free." Seeing their exhilaration was like watching the fall of the Berlin Wall 12 years ago this month.
August 13, 2005 |
If '70s nostalgia were a religion, and it's beginning to feel that way, devotees would certainly make a pilgrimage to Silver Lake, where the boutiques are almost shrines to the time, Farrah Fawcett and Scott Baio are rendered in iconic oil paintings, and weathered vintage T-shirts are handled like precious artifacts.