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."
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.
March 28, 2012 |
There are many reasons to watch NBC's marvelously funny "Parks and Recreation," but at this point I only need one: Ron Swanson. Swanson is played by Nick Offerman, an actor blessed with a deeply melodious voice and wickedly expressive eyebrows who has mastered, if not invented, the art of over-the-top understatement. But Swanson is a sum of several parts - an exquisite creation of Offerman's talent, but also of writing and directing, of hair, makeup and wardrobe. And I love him with all my heart.
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.
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.
December 18, 2011 |
Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season. Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens of 1931 Paris in "Hugo"; the suit-clad spies of 1974 London in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; and the wide-ranging wardrobe of "J. Edgar's" G-men, whose shirt collars and facial hair shape-shift across half...
February 11, 2000 |
Just when you thought designer stubble was passe, along come style arbiters to tell you otherwise. In fact, the newest trend in male facial hair sounds shockingly retro--silly, even. We're talking about the mustache. Yep, that bushy lip worm that makes us think of the Village People, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds and Snidely Whiplash might be the next wake-up call in the traditionally sleepy arena of men's style.
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."