Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hands[-]Free Hair Rejuvenator

At Hammacher Schlemmer: The Hands[-]Free Hair Rejuvenator ($699.95). Too late for Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz), seen here using a device that bears no resemblance to Hammacher Schlemmer’s product.

[The I Love Lucy episode “Ricky Thinks He’s Going Bald” first aired June 2, 1952. Image found here.]

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Bill Reed said...

It is believed that the use of just such a machine might have precipitated George Gershwin's fatal brain tumor.

Michael Leddy said...

Howard Pollack’s George Gershwin: His Life and Work notes that some of Gershwin’s friends thought that an “anti-balding device involving a metal suction cup” had something to do with his headaches.