Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly brought joy to millions of old people as the star of Hollywood musicals such as Singin' In The Rain, Les Girls and An American In Paris. Reader Dave sent in this interesting high res picture from 1949, which appears to clearly show the lace front of the toupee he is wearing.

If you look back at some of his films it is now quite obvious he is wearing a hair piece. As one of MGM's biggest stars he was presumably given access to their legendary wig archive. Here's another picture showing his lace front.

He was known for his masculine, athletic style of dancing which goes to show wigs can be worn without the risk of falling off, if a good attachment is used.

Like many dedicated toupee wearers, he employed the same style until his death in 1996, aged 83.

Norwood Rating : 6


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