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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.
October 31, 1988 | DIRK OLIN, Dirk Olin is a Washington political writer, who wears a beard. and
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 7, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
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.
November 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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 | By Adam Tschorn
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)
February 11, 2000 | From Hartford Courant
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.
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."
January 22, 2014 | By Morgan Little
He's one of the most recognizable people on the planet, with an accent that has inspired a million imitations, but with a little bit of facial hair, Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to roam around a Venice, Calif., Gold's Gym largely undetected. Disguised as the innocuous Howard Kleiner, a trainer with a penchant for offering heavily-accented fitness advice, Schwarzenegger was filmed roaming around the gym offering the sort of wisdom one would expect from the former governor of California: “Remember, 75% of the body is water.
A facial hair found 10 inches from Cynthia Schmidt's battered body has led to the arrest of a San Clemente man for a slaying that happened 11 years ago in rural northern Michigan. Authorities believe that the hair is from the beard of Kenneth John Kurzawa, 46, who was arrested Oct. 16 while driving to work on Interstate 5 in South County. "That strand of hair, along with our other evidence, may be the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak," said Alcona County Prosecutor Eugene Malanyn.
June 8, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
EL PASO - A military hearing leading up to the murder trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage , was delayed  Friday after Hasan showed up in court with a beard. Col. Gregory Gross, the trial judge, said Hasan's facial hair - captured by a sketch artist during his appearance Friday at the Texas base's Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center - violated Army regulations and “was a disruption to the court proceedings,” according to a statement released Friday by Fort Hood public affairs.
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