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ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2004 | Susan King
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."
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BUSINESS
March 28, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | 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.
IMAGE
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
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.
IMAGE
December 18, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
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...
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