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old western with a perm machine in use

I've received a letter from James the other day, telling me that back in the 1960's he saw an episode of The Gene Autry Show, in which a new beauty salon came to town.  The owner of the beauty salon gave a cowboy a perm with the perm machine.  

Now I've managed to track down the year and the name of the episode, well, there's two episodes that are possibilities for the one mentioned above.  They are "Return of Maverick Dan" (1951) and "Rio Renegades" (1953).  I've tried finding these two episodes without success, and have contacted several people in hopes of getting a copy. 

Either way, I hope this info is useful to you, and maybe, one day these videos will be released to the public on DVD.  :)

One another note, I bought a couple packages of Button Curlers per James's request to see them used in a video.  Button Curlers were made back in the 1950's as a comfortable way for women to sleep with curlers in their hair.  Button Curlers were generally pink in color, while I've seen them also in a sea-greenish color.  They are made of rubber and once the hair has been wrapped around the Button Curlers, the rubber was folded over.  The resulting hairstyle, once the Button Curlers were removed, are cute pincurls.

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tonette1957
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Spoolies
My mom tried Spoolies on me several times, as they were a media hype, especially for children. However, I guess she didnt like the way the curl turned out and went back to clips and pincurls. I was always self concious seeing girls with pink Spoolies and thankfully, mine were brown. I'd love to see the video with Spoolies as they have become a real Icon from the 50's.
haircuttingfun
Dec. 15th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoolies
They were brown too? Wow. Do you remember if they were in other colors? Did you ever try sleeping in them? Or did you wear them during the day?

I'll be sure to make a video with a model having them put in, wearing them, and showing off the resulting hairstyle. :D
tonette1957
Dec. 16th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: Spoolies
My mother was always trying something new with my hair, be it a shampoo or other kind of lotion. I've told you about the different home permanents, and I remember Spoolies early on, with bobbi pin curls, across the top and sides. I did sleep in them and wore them during the day. Some girls that I knew also wore them, mostly with longer hair at the ends. They were especially used with Baby and toddler hair with a combination of Nestle Baby Hair (curl) Lotion. Safe and ease during sleeping as were the so called "Dream Curlers", tiny rubber split inch long 'doll' curlers. I've seen Spoolies in Yellow, Green and Blue, but the most common during my childhood were pink and brown. Thanks so much for asking!!
haircuttingfun
Dec. 16th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoolies
Thank you so much for sharing! :)
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