Anachronism : Hair gel for men

Richard Egan in ESTHER AND THE KING. Is it King Ahasuerus or Elvis?


The PEPLUM genre exploded during the late 1950s all the way up to the mid-60s and one popular but quickly fading look for men back then was the whole Brylcreem style which was fine on men in contemporary times but totally anachronistic for stories set in Antiquity. There might have been some product in those days which men used to shape their hair but it certainly didn't look like the pompadour greased-up style.


Roger Browne in VULCAN - SON OF JUPITER

Rory Calhoun in COLOSSUS OF RHODES...oy!

Lex Johnson in THE RAPE OF THE SABINES

Kirk Morris is Brylcreem perfection in MACISTE - AVENGER OF MAYANS. As a bonus, Luciano Marin, on the left, also believes in hair gel.

1 comment:

JJ said...

Just noticed how much Kirk Morris looks like Elvis Presley.