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NEWS
December 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
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."
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
IMAGE
March 18, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
GOODBYE waxed eyebrows, hello mustache wax? On the runways of the fashion capitals and on the streets of Silver Lake, Venice and Brooklyn, designers and young guns alike are staking out a new frontier: a post-metrosexual ruggedness that's all about woolen vests, chambray shirts, crisp-legged denim and manly man belts. Oh, and sporting the kind of facial hair usually seen on a box of Smith Brothers cough drops. Call it Modern Maverick: Western style rendered as cool rather than as costume.
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