• Happy to ve Retired
    222
    I enjoy watching old Perry Mason shows from the early 60s. I am struck by how many of the hairstyles look “enhanced”. I dont ever remember noticing that. Was it just common to wear wigs back then? The wigs were clearly less natural and very thick. Anyways - just curious. I know falls were common enhancements back then - but full wigs???
  • PennyC
    9
    keep in mind this is TV, not real life. Hair was big and teased up back then, and it was probably easier for the stylists working on set to just plop wigs on the women's heads than to spend the time teasing and spraying into those helmets I remember.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    I remember my sister and myself wearing wigs for fun back in the late 60s and early 70s. She had the cutest little pageboy wig and I had a more elaborate bouffant style and later on this really long, blonde wig. My girlfriend had a fall she wore. She used to have me style it for her. Back then you could go into KMart and buy one for not a lot of money.
  • dc21
    319
    I love watching vintage TV shows and classic movies. Now I can spot the falls and hairpieces, but in years past I was clueless before I started wearing hair.
  • Dolly
    50
    You would be very surprised at who all was wearing wigs then and now! It is very common in show business because they, like us, find it much easier!
  • Happy to ve Retired
    222
    i just watched an old mary tyler moore - same thing. The later episodes i am thinking that mary is wearing a wig????? This is kind of reassuring in a way. My hair never looked that good.
  • Dolly
    50
    lol - Nobody's hair looks that good! Not sure about MTM but these people have to look good most of the time - they cant afford to be caught out in public looking trashed! Paparazzi is everywhere. Thank heavens most of us don't have to look perfect always but very few people - even the stars - have naturally great hair 24/7!
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