Affectionately known as “The Colosseum.”
(submitted by Jeffery & Wayne)
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.
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!
Frankenhive… IT’S ALIVE IT’S ALIVE
The amount of hairspray she used to get ready for this picture is single handedly responsible for the hole in the ozone.
Holy crap! It’s Peggy Hill!
Some say she’s from Mars (or one of the seven stars)
But she isn’t!!! She came from Planet Claire, she came from Planet Claire…
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.
There are people who’s hair grows UPWARD in the back?!? I find that thought even more fascinating than this picture…
That’s an interesting way to compensate for the height difference. Love it!
Sexy librarian by day, bride of Frankenstein by night.
And this, children, is why they no longer use Dippity-Do.
Behind the Awkwardness please! This family is oddly gorgeous, seriously!
How’d they get that thing in the car!!???
She tryed out for the part of Herman Munster’s bride later that day.
As Austin Powers would say”Oh Bee-Hive Baby”……
Ha! I wish I had said that!
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 ……
Rick, they spent all their money on mom’s hairspray, so they didn’t get enough to eat.
NOW we know what put the hole in the ozone layer.
The hair is not THAT high.
No, I think kitten means the amount of hair spray she must have used.
Bonnie, that was a joke. Get it? Joke? They’re written here all the time.
Do you think she had to keep her head tilted to one side in the car on the way over?
Oh, THAT’S a funny visual! Maybe they had a sunroof!
I love the 60′s-ish-ness of this photo. Dad’s ears and narrow tie certainly add to it.
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……
OMG! My mother was part of the Frivolous Fawn brigade too!
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
My mum and grandma used it too! It wasn’t that long ago my mum stopped using it. Quite the memories with ol’ Fawn.
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.
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!
Looks like the head of the Aliens on the “Twilight Zone” episode-”To Serve Man”! Look out kiddies!
This is the best yet! Be afraid. Be very afraid. The boys certainly are!
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!
and the dad has a look of, I got one hot wife!
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.
That explains why it looks like chicken wire constructing the massive beehive!
Her hair is awesome!!!
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.
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.
Pauly D would be proud!
In the 60′s, Cone-Head Brides found it much easier to adapt to our planet.
Marge is always timeless but Homer seems to have lost weight….
The kids were just informed that they’re getting that hairstyle next.
That is hilarious! I so agree with you. The kids right now look like priscilla presley in 1971!!!
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.
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.
Not awkward at all; an awesome triumph of structural engineering.
I’d be scared if I were those kids too.
Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein?
Can you hair me now?
The higher the hair, the closer to God.
I can’t stop laughing long enough to come up with anything better than Mike’s
” The higher the hair, the closer to God.” or NKL’S “Can you hair me now?”
Totally what I was thinking!! LOL
My Mom’s hive can beat up your mom’s hive!
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*
THAT HAIR IS AWESOME!
Homer likey. Although I prefer blue.
The kid on the right has just seen his Mum’s reflection in the mirror.
Lol….. That’s where she’s hiding her booze and sigarettes…
She clearly has height issues measuring up to pops. You could store a decent size satellite dish inside that thing.
She looks like Kid n Play… Well, at least the one that had the flat top… lmao
Holy Hairdo Batman !!
Oh that is awesome!!!!
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