Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, the 'Fatal Vision' killer, and his attorney Bernard Segal. 1974.
I like chasing down and refreshing on old crime stories, or new ones, and stumbled onto this pic today.
Me, too! It was for a dinner club gig. We also had pink tuxes.I wore a huge velvet purple bow tie at my first wedding. I was stylin’ at the time though.
Haaa, yeah. I grew up in the Bay Area and in the late 60s I had a math teacher that dressed all out everyday and looked like he just walked off the Yellow Submarine. He was pretty hip.Me, too! It was for a dinner club gig. We also had pink tuxes.
Someone had turned them into sideman tuxes: no pockets, no lining. It gets hot up there.
I liked how hairstyles and clothing choices created categories of "looks." It's interesting to think how someone's hair could mark their appearance and suggest personalities.
Long, straight hair pulled back into a ponytail.
'Fros created a class of people different than the ponytailists.
Beatle grow outs were the most common.
Short hair plus full beard.
There was a particular look with shortish hair with straight bangs to the middle of the forehead. In combination with full beard. This would be Portland in 1971.
Glasses styles also played into this.
I had a friend in high school with a crewcut and beard, a la John Lennon in the early 70s. One day, we saw each other at opposite ends of an otherwise empty hall. As we walked toward each other, we didn't make eye contact or smile. Then, right before we passed, we each simultaneously bowed our heads and gave the Black power salute (one fist in the air). We were really impressed with ourselves, just automatically joking with a radical salute in a school hallway. Think John Lennon and Mick Taylor doing that. That's what we looked like, hairwise.
It’s hard to believe that’s what we’ll dressed men looked like back then. I looked back at my wedding pics from 1974 and was horrified at my chocolate brown tux and ruffled shirt. Me and my groomsmen in matching idiotic looking rented outfits. Can you imagine actually owning an outfit like that. I’d take a picture of a picture with my phone but it’s too embarrassing. And it did happen. I’m still married to the same woman.
Those three '70s guys should have a Sharks versus Jets rumble with these three '70s guys: