Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sepia Saturday 259: Pin Curls


We're in Bali for the holidays currently sitting out a rainstorm in the Green Village near Ubud. Oddly enough I didn't bring my photo albums along, but when I saw this photo and the hair style of the hostess, I remembered a picture of my husband's mother, Patti, which I happened to have on the Ipad. 

Pincurls, rag curlers, "bones" - those pink plastic clamp curlers and then happily, sponge curlers (so much easier to sleep on); we used them all depending on the current styles times to get the curls just right.  I suspect my mother-in-law got this look with pin 
curls, most assuredly for the front part.
 

The poor little girl in the prompt photo with the sausage curls must have suffered for her Shirley Temple style. She looks unhappy and uncomfortable, a certain formula for a miserable Christmas. As to the food, why would anyone attempt to pass a heavy platter of goose around? Obviously the little boy is seated at the head of the table so the photographer could shoot over his head. They needed a food stylist on this set, but everyone's hair looks really good.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my fellow Sepians.

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16 comments:

  1. Such a glamorous photo!

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    1. She was a very glamorous gal in her day.

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  2. And after the sponge ones, those nasty metal ones with bristles that stuck out...they were so rough to sleep in (on)...

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    1. Whoever designed those things gave no thought whatsoever to the user's comfort. And we just suffered, for fashion's sake.

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  3. Yes the prompt photo really is screaming for some witty dialogue isn't it. It's all a bit forced.

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  4. Patti looks beautiful.

    Have a great holiday in Bali. It's a long way from the Gulch!

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  5. That looks like a movie star pose!

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  7. So are you staying in Bali for a hot and humid Xmas? If so, enjoy, but it is somewhere I never intend to visit, sad to say, because I think the local people and the environment is totally exploited for tourism.

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  8. Remember Spoolies? I had a full set of those things and used them faithfully -- for awhile! I also slept on brush rollers. Were we crazy or what?

    Merry Christmas, Helen!

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  9. Thank goodness for electrically heated curlers, although I did also use pin curls & foam curlers when I was younger & my head was harder, I guess?

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  10. Stunning photo! And Bali for Christmas!! Someone did some good planning.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  11. Like Postcardy I had the same confused thought. Who is this movie star?
    Best wishes for a happy Christmas and cheery New Year!

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  12. The things we do in the name of style and fashion!!
    Fortunate that I shave my head now
    as I've spent way too much time on my hair before...
    I sympathize with those who suffered those curlers.
    I remember seeing family picture and thought their hair just looked crazy...
    But you've found a great picture!!
    Happy new year!!
    :)

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  13. She's beautiful! Was she a movie star?
    Barbara

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  14. Thank you for sharing this photograph of beautiful Patti. I have to agree about the prompt picture, and notice the older gentleman topping up the young mummy’s glass when she was distracted?

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