World War 2 Documentary

Hair Style for Safety WWII

In the early 1940s, American film actress Veronica Lake changed her trademark peekaboo hairstyle to encourage women working in war industry factories to adopt more practical, safer hairstyles. Veronica Lake was a popular American film actress who enjoyed both popular and critical acclaim, especially for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s. A stray lock of her shoulder-length blonde hair during a publicity photo shoot led to her iconic hairstyle which hid one eye, and was widely imitated ( en.wikipedia.org ). Clipped from the US News Review, Issue 5, available at the Internet Archives.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010 World War 2 Pictures

25 Comments to Hair Style for Safety WWII

Pinky39559
December 19, 2010

I assumed what Ms. Lake wore was called a French roll , as I never heard the hairstyle being called a victory roll , any way , good for her for what she did .

m9078jk3
December 19, 2010

Veronica looks exactly like my mom when she was young and mom was a true rosie the riviter.The narrator sounds like Eugene (Ed) Kern could be wrong about that one though.

LaurenAlexandra711
December 19, 2010

@ChristopherJManess lmao nice take on that

armandx10
December 19, 2010

Career killer.

ChristopherJManess
December 19, 2010

War…huh! What is it good for? Absolutely, HAIRSTYLES!

Kilooscarromeo
December 19, 2010

the world is at war & the cunts are worried about their hair how typical of the cunts stinkholes for sure

1Illby
December 19, 2010

Preach on, Lorne Greene. A War Way of Life is the only real way of life.

ntrudr800
December 19, 2010

That Veronica Lake is a gorgeous woman. Both hairstyles she sported were awesome. Don’t cut your hair! Okay, now back to the WWII vids for me… haha

parksloper7
December 19, 2010

I love her sine I was a teen.

a354174
December 19, 2010

Alan Ladd is awesome. I just bought some of his movies from lovingtheclassics. They should arrive to me soon.

I found the site by searching on google for lovingtheclassics after I saw it in a message board.

melkitcedek2
December 19, 2010

Have you seen this video called ” Gene KellyCid|Charisse Opening A Colorful show” from Breton2Robert. WOW and the ending is crazy

Mannock
December 19, 2010

Is the narrator Lorne Greene by any chance?

EveQt09
December 19, 2010

@babicherry93 yeaa mee to =)

destroyercontest2134
December 19, 2010

@babicherry93

i wish the same.. :)

727steph
December 19, 2010

whats the hair style at 0:50 called? i love it ive been searching for tutorials but i cant find any? =[

hpmc9
December 19, 2010

it was good of her to make this film

i always tucked my tie inside my shirt when i went inside the plants

It’s too bad hollywood didnt look after her, her later life was a disgrace of hollywood’s lack of gratitude

Lman94
December 19, 2010

too bad shes DEAD

NCOProductions
December 19, 2010

Yeahhh typoessss. Gotta love em.

Rainhylda
December 19, 2010

*Women.

TheKarFace
December 19, 2010

she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen :o

irish89055
December 19, 2010

Victory roll…..didn’t she end her days as a waitress?

sounds like Orson Welles….

edybeast
December 19, 2010

Yes, she was.

NCOProductions
December 19, 2010

It’s alright, I’m easily misunderstood…I suppose.

morepamdemonium
December 19, 2010

I am sorry for the misunderstanding.

NCOProductions
December 19, 2010

I believe you have mistaken my comments…I respect wemon and I’ve been growing up in an enviroment where everyone, no matter who you are deserve respect. Yes, when I go to school every morning I shower and try to look good, and no I don’t believe that wemon are supposed to amp it up just for us men. Some of the wemon I go to school with…It’s hard to explain, I’m not sure if you know what I’m talking about or not, but I’m sure you get the general idea.

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