Re: Long hair on men between WWI and the 50's

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Posted by DaveK (other posts) on February 03, 2019 at 10:32:29 Previous Next

In Reply to: Re: Long hair on men between WWI and the 50's posted by sj on January 31, 2019 at 03:12:30:

: : Hi all - Maybe some of the older posters here can chime in on this, but I was wondering how rare it was for men to have long hair between WWI and the 1950's.

: : Everyone's pretty familiar with men growing out their hair starting in the 60's, but in old photographs, movies and TVs shows, I don't think I've ever seen a single guy with long hair during this time period.

: : Did anyone do it? Was it considered too "socially unacceptable" during this

: In fact, long hair was seen among serious classical musicians, orchestra conductors and professors during the period. Maybe you have heard of the term "longhaired music". It was a term referring to classical music, less popular among the masses, but more for the more educated. It was a reference to the snob appeal of the music. Oddly it was among the elite that the long hair occurred, then in the 60's and 70's the tables turned and the opposite occurred, widely and in music as well.

Very interesting stuff, I didn't know about this (except for orchestra conductors commonly having long hair, but in my own time - the 80's and onward - and professors in the 60's). This makes me curious about what's been written on the history of long hair on men.

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