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Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.

  1. I grew up when folks would display the
    dearly departed in the living room. But I didn’t
    know this at the time.

    One early evening going on an errand for
    my grandma, I passed by a house with
    the front door opened.
    The only light from the house was yellow
    glow of burning candles.
    I must’ve been about 4 or 5. I couldn’t
    see clearly (it was later when I started elementary & given an eye test that I
    realized I needed eyeglasses)

    Anyway... I got closer to see what it was.
    I could hear soft wailing sounds.
    When I got closer and realized what it was...
    my “over-active-seen-too-many-monster-movies” mind kicked in.

    I saw him opened his eyes and started
    to come at me...
    I screamed and took off so fast I swallowed my fresh “Bazooka”
    bubble chewing gum and dropped the package I was carrying to my grandma.
    I blocked out what happened afterwards.

    From my days growing up in the “fabulous fifties”....:(
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  2. Yes...reminds me of Disneyland in Anaheim and also Disneyland
    program on tv when TV viewing was in
    “living black & white”.
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  3. Howard Hughes & his pistol packin' group portrait. 1947
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  4. Old Man with the cane...my kind of hero! :)
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  5. Cool image...I need a Howard Hughes hat.
  6. Oppenheimer
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  7. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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  8. I'd say so.

    It's good that that fish is taking a rest on the post.
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  10. Is that an open crown on the far left? I like it.
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  11. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    I'll bet he must be Dancing Jack. I like the guy playing the washboard.
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  12. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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  13. The interesting thing in this shot (to me) is that HH is wearing a wide, rather than thin, ribbon. I always associate him wearing a TAR, like a Strat.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
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  14. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    I've never seen a pic of Hughes wearing a thin ribbon.
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  15. Before Indiana Jones... there was HH! ;)

  16. Cary Grant meets HH.
    The hat...thin ribbon...rare!
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  17. “Cool” @ 100 % RPM ;)
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  18. It's a fedora. :p
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  19. Bona fide horsepower!
  20. Roadside ~ Walker Evans

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