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BEATLE WIG toy
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The Beatles revolutionized pop music with their unique melodic sound. But their pop culture status went far beyond just music. Their style caused controversy and changed fashion across the board and that included their haircuts. The mop-top cut (so called because the long, stringy hair style resembled the strands of a mop) was unlike anything people had seen before. Traditional cuts had been short and neat, carefully held in place with copious amounts of Brylcreem. The Beatles haircuts were originally styled by Astrid Kircher, the girlfriend to original Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, and herself a rock photographer. The outrageous new cuts were long enough to touch ears, collars, and fall into the eyes.

When the Beatles came to America and found fame and fortune, they also found that kids were quickly copying their hair cuts. Boys rebelled against their parents and teachers by styling their hair long and loose to mimic their idols. But they met resistance. Viewed as a stance against authority, Beatles haircuts were banned in schools, and parents forbid their children to get the cut. But all was not lost. If the hair style was truly out of your reach, you could always buy a Beatles wig. That way, you could still rock out with your favorite band at the concert, but go home as a conservative young man to mom and dad.

Presented here is a rare original and "the only" Authentic Beatle Wig, made by the Lowell Toy Mfg. Corp., Bronx 56, NY. [The pre-zip code header card dates this to the early 1960s.] Very few of these have survived and even fewer in the original packaging. Maybe a handful of these exist in this condition today.
 
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Product ID 461
Category Entertainment, Games and Toys, Rock and Roll
Circa 1960s
Condition mint in the original packaging; the cellophane is completely intact and the die-cut cardboard header card appears near mint
Price 1200.00

   
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The arrival of The Beatles in the U.S., and their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, marked the start of the British Invasion. Note their floppy moppy hair styles.
 
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