Queen Bee

March 29th, 2011

Queen Bee - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Affectionately known as “The Colosseum.”

(submitted by Jeffery & Wayne)

113 Responses to “Queen Bee”

  1. FL Pastor says:

    For the life of me, I will never understand the appeal of some of the hairstyles of the 50s and 60s. This thing looks hideous!

    BTW, I left a similar comment on here yesterday, and it said that it was awaiting moderator approval, but it somehow disappeared. 🙁

    • carol says:

      Hey, back then it was probably hot! I had to come back and see if there were anymore comments. This is my favorite photo of all time!

  2. For the love of... says:


  3. Tloose says:

    Frankenhive… IT’S ALIVE IT’S ALIVE

  4. Tred54 says:

    The amount of hairspray she used to get ready for this picture is single handedly responsible for the hole in the ozone.

  5. scooter says:

    Jiffy-Pop doo…

  6. MrPookieGSU says:

    Holy crap! It’s Peggy Hill!

  7. Pressagrume says:

    Some say she’s from Mars (or one of the seven stars)

  8. AZ says:

    Oh people the hairdo is not a beehive, a beehive is a combination of the French twist in back and the rest of the hair swept in a circular motion around the head in a neat, all be it huge, pile. The hairdo the woman is sporting was called an up-sweep. All the hair in the back is rolled towards the top of the head, and with a lot of teasing and tons of hairspray the hair at the top of her head is made to stand straight up and flipped towards the face. I remember this style from the late 60s, not all women could wear this style because the hair on the back of your heard had to grow upward naturally in order to accomplish the up-sweep.

  9. LuLu says:

    That’s an interesting way to compensate for the height difference. Love it!

  10. Jacobi says:

    Sexy librarian by day, bride of Frankenstein by night.

  11. Noneya says:

    And this, children, is why they no longer use Dippity-Do.

  12. Anne says:

    Behind the Awkwardness please! This family is oddly gorgeous, seriously!

  13. Alicia says:

    How’d they get that thing in the car!!???

  14. carol says:

    love it!!

  15. Golly Gee says:

    She tryed out for the part of Herman Munster’s bride later that day.

  16. Bob says:

    As Austin Powers would say”Oh Bee-Hive Baby”……

  17. Rick says:

    Notice how slim these people are? Obviously taken at a gentler before we were all sucked into supersizing our junk food! Unfortunately, they compenstated by supersizing their hair ……

  18. Kitten says:

    NOW we know what put the hole in the ozone layer.

  19. ChrisF says:

    Do you think she had to keep her head tilted to one side in the car on the way over?

  20. Robin says:

    I love the 60’s-ish-ness of this photo. Dad’s ears and narrow tie certainly add to it.

  21. Carol says:

    Ha! My mom’s Tower of Power was blonde. Actually, it was “Frivolous Fawn”, if I remember the name on the hair color bottle correctly……

    • Patrick says:

      OMG! My mother was part of the Frivolous Fawn brigade too!

      • Marci says:

        Wow! Frivolous Fawn was my mom’s color, too. I used to have to get down on the floor at the drugstore and look for it on the bottom shelf.
        She just quit using it a couple of years ago! lol

        • Gene says:

          My mum and grandma used it too! It wasn’t that long ago my mum stopped using it. Quite the memories with ol’ Fawn.

  22. Linda says:

    How would she have time to do that to her hair, when she has 2 small kids? She must have a full-time nanny in order to coif like that.

    • DONNA SUE says:

      NO, no one actually did their hair like this …only hairdressers could create this work of art for you if you wanted. Then if you wanted to keep this lovely look, you just wrapped your head in tissue paper to sleep that night and next morning you unwrap and…. ta da…still have the picture perfect do! MAAVELOUS DAHLINGd!

  23. Karla Boren says:

    Looks like the head of the Aliens on the “Twilight Zone” episode-“To Serve Man”! Look out kiddies!

  24. Karla Boren says:

    This is the best yet! Be afraid. Be very afraid. The boys certainly are!

  25. shelley says:

    OK. I don’t know about the rest of you. I have been a mom with one young child getting ready for the family portrait. This was taken in a day when Dads didn’t = traditionally- help as much as they do now. For her to get the kids around and do that hair! I’M IMPRESSED WITH THIS WOMAN!

    Or if she had it done by someone else she kept it together while getting the kids to the studio. either way. Way to go woman!

    • shelley says:

      and the dad has a look of, I got one hot wife!

    • LKT says:

      My mom, from about 1969 thru 1972 managed this by wearing a hair piece. That huge mass of bouffant madness would be pinned to the crown of her head and then her naturally shorter hair would be styled around its base and held in place by massive amounts of Aqua Net. Whole process would take less than half an hour, not counting the overnite need to wear her natural hair in curlers. 🙂

  26. MidwesternMom says:

    Her hair is awesome!!!

  27. Really??? says:


  28. HeatherW says:

    The old saying “The higher the hair, the closer to God” still seems to ring true, here, though I wonder if they took into count the amount of Aquanet used.

  29. Kat says:

    She’s five foot 4 with her hair wet, and five foot ten with the beehive. Maybe she did it so she would be tall enough to go on the big roller coasters.

  30. Annica says:

    Pauly D would be proud!

  31. davidrh says:

    In the 60’s, Cone-Head Brides found it much easier to adapt to our planet.

  32. justme says:

    Marge is always timeless but Homer seems to have lost weight….

  33. DavidE says:

    The kids were just informed that they’re getting that hairstyle next.

  34. Finny says:

    Love it. Big ol’ gravity-defying “Kiss my Grits” hair, Dad’s skinny tie, the baleful Perry Mason gaze of the older boy, and the littlest one is all “whatever”. Cute kids, proud parents, proud coif.

  35. Snowrider says:

    KUDOS! This is just the funniest picture I’ve seem on this site in months. It just SCREAMS of late 50’s/early 60’s nuclear family Americana! To Nell: I would love a “where are they now” update.

  36. Joe says:

    Not awkward at all; an awesome triumph of structural engineering. 🙂

  37. mollytov says:

    I’d be scared if I were those kids too.

  38. Nikki says:

    Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein?

  39. NKL says:

    Can you hair me now?

  40. mike fossett says:

    The higher the hair, the closer to God.

  41. NKL says:

    My Mom’s hive can beat up your mom’s hive!

    • Sara says:

      I think it’s more like…my mom’s beehive can EAT your mom’s beehive…clearly that’s how it gets bigger, consuming lesser beehives. *shudder*

  42. Cindy says:


  43. Justin C. says:

    Homer likey. Although I prefer blue.

  44. smurfie77 says:

    The kid on the right has just seen his Mum’s reflection in the mirror.

  45. Maya says:

    Lol….. That’s where she’s hiding her booze and sigarettes…

  46. Greg says:

    She clearly has height issues measuring up to pops. You could store a decent size satellite dish inside that thing.

  47. Mike says:

    She looks like Kid n Play… Well, at least the one that had the flat top… lmao

  48. Keith says:

    The Simpsons.

  49. Pat Cummings says:

    Holy Hairdo Batman !!

  50. Fiona says:

    Oh that is awesome!!!!

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