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."
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.
November 7, 2010 |
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, confides to Delilah that losing his hair means losing his strength, making this perhaps the earliest recorded lament about premature baldness. 1700s: Elaborate powdered wigs ? for men, not women ? become an 18th century status symbol in Europe.
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.
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.
February 27, 2013 |
The folks at Loudmouth Golf have designed a limited-edition capsule collection of bold, facial-hair festooned apparel for the organizers of the Mustache Open golf competition (slogan: "Golfing with a mustache ... it's just plain funnier!"). Consisting of trousers, shorts, mini-shorts (for the ladies) and a bangin' sports coat, each emblazoned with the carnival-colored silhouettes and names of some of the most iconic cookie dusters (including handlebar, walrus, Fu Manchu, the gunslinger and the tycoon)
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...