Thursday, September 17, 2009

More toupee miscellany...



The Research Division of the Department of Touplogy at the William Shatner School of Toupological Studies has managed to unearth a few more mysterious pictures that we cannot identify. Above is an enhanced (by us) picture of a young Bill Shatner, still toup-less in a television appearance of some kind. Our estimation, based on hair thickness, is circa 1956-7. But what appearance involved a mock black-eye as well as talking directly to camera?

Then there is the above picture. Shats is now all touped up in his Jim Kirk lace, which would help date the image circa 1959-65. The image is of interest to our toupologists because it shows Shats combing his hair. Could the image be from Roger Corman's wonderful film The Intruder?

Finally, we have this strange curly hair. It appears somewhat similar to the style worn (see below) in Kung Fu - A Small Beheading (1974)...but not close enough. So, fellow toupologists, please help us if you can!

9 comments:

  1. That top photo looks like an early attempt at a combover.

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  2. The second photo is from The Intruder. The 3rd pic might possibly be from How The West Was Won (1978).

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  3. Outlier toupee from March 1979
    http://yfrog.com/0f11721156j
    http://yfrog.com/4211721157j

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  4. I think actually that I remember where the 3rd picture is from --- it's from a movie that I saw in high school called Riel -- about the Metis rebel leader from Manitoba. It was filmed in 1979.

    It was mandatory viewing for students at my Canadian high school.

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  5. my memory might be faulty though!

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  6. I saw Riel. He played a carnival barker in it. No moustache in that role.

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  7. Yah you're right -- I think I know where that third picture is from -- an episode of Kung Fu from 1974.

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  8. Could the top photo be from one of those "rather fight than switch" cigarette ads? This would explain both the obviously-fake black eye and the looking right at the camera thing.

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  9. The "strange curly hair" pic is from the series Barbary Coast and can be seen here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=Bj-g0b13lQs&feature=related

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