Actress Veronica Lake with her hair caught in a drill press to demonstrate the potential dangers of factory work during WWII.
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"Today, in spite of her lovely face and beautiful voice, she’s mostly remembered for her hair. Life magazine called her hair “a Cinema Property of World Influence” Such an influence, in fact, that when factory women were injured by their hair catching in war-time assembly-line machinery, the government requested she wear her hair up for the war effort. Lake complied by demonstrating her new updo on national television, and women everywhere followed her lead. Eventually she cut her hair off and began her slide down into obscurity. Many believed it was because of the haircut, but the truth is probably closer to her succumbing to mental illness. She died in 1973 of complications arising from alcohol abuse."
Had they wound the drill in the correct direction her hair would have obscured the drill chuck from view and possibly obscured part of her pretty face
Had Photoshop existed in the 1940s, they would've just mirrored the image.
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Scotsman Hosie (10-28-2019)
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