Side bangs with bob, circa 1922

A showgal’s dramatic ‘do … Anastasia was one of the the Ziegfeld Girls for five years running… all the talk of Broadway.


Elvis Hair

What this ‘do requires:

1. A whopping dollop of gel.

2. Fine-toothed comb.

3. Luscious locks.

Go for it, gentlemen!

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Short bang ‘do, circa 1929

LuLu showing the gents a smooth pour of brown plaid in Pandora’s Box

Unreal! Louise Brooks hits on all sixes as LuLu with her cheekbone-short, black, sleek bangs style in the 1929 German silent film Pandora’s Box. The bold cut commands attention from every Dick, Tom & Drugstore Cowboy–– and LuLu’s happy to have it, long as they cough up some dough. What a vamp she is. A real bearcat.

A lady can spend the whole film envying this ‘do and watching it move. LuLu shakes her head back and forth, back and forth, over and over  when her lover shows up with his fiancée at LuLu’s cabaret just before she is to dance. I declare she casts a real kitten! Is it her tousled bob, then, that convinces her sugar daddy to dump his heiress fiancée (and her perfect golden finger waves, I might add) and marry a vulgar stage performer?

This film caused quite a ruckus back in my day. They wouldn’t show it at the local theatres, of course. When I finally got my stickies on it, I could see why. LuLu makes her fair share of whoopee, and isn’t sorry for it either.

It’s also said to be the first screen portrayal of a lesbian, who is stuck on LuLu, and can you really blame her?

The groom cuts in on broad & bride