Monday, 21 January 2008

Did you know...

It's not news that celebrities have a huge influence when it comes to setting trends.

Veronica Lake's signature hairdo was copied by most women in the 40's. But the long wavy hair was causing many accidents at war factories; usually the locks of hair were caught in the machines. That's why Veronika was asked to wear her hair up during the rest of the war.

She even appeared in and ad at "Life" magazine to prevent more accidents.

Song: Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley.

12 comments:

Secretista said...

That's amazing that a Stars hair can influence so many that it would cause accidents at war factories. The hair style is truly to die for.

Aretha said...

Que gracioso! Lake tenía un cabello de maravillas, quiero su look completo!

Jane said...

such an interesting post. i learned something new today!

Héloïse J. said...

haha! i couldn't have ever imagined sth like that. btw she had enviable hair at first <3

susie_bubble said...

I always wanted a Veronica Lake-esque wave...

discothequechic said...

I think I remember hearing this, too.

It's a funny little story!

And can you blame those factory girls who were willing to risk their heads for that hair? It's gorgeous! Glad Ms Lake could poke fun at herself in the advert, too...

aka scrunchie girl said...

She was the first it girl..Kiss!

The Clothes Horse said...

And sadly her career was never the same afterwards...

Carolina Lange said...

Very interesting post! Her hair is really gorgeous!
You allways choose great songs!

Carolina Lange said...

Very interesting post! Her hair is really gorgeous!
You allways choose great songs!

hannah said...

i love her.

peace

Bobble Bee said...

I read this thing somewhere before and remember to think a little about it... but have never saw the ad you posted here! thanks for finding it and sharing it :)

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