Show us their hats!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. GHT

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    How perceptive of you and how stupid of me to take, on face value, the internet picture of James, (not William) Joyce, also known as Lord Haw, Haw. Further compliments to you for posting about my mistake in such a polite way.
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    The real Lord Haw, Haw.
     
  2. Jack Whitehall was rockin’ an impressive Panama hat in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. He plays a dandy in the film, but it’s a great hat! The bow seems to come around more to the front than I’m used to:

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    And yes, I watched the movie. I have a soft spot for Emily Blunt.
     
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  3. Rmccamey

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    Nice hat but this is one of the few times I will say the brim looks really out of proportion to the person wearing it. Of course, Dwayne Johnson's brim looks out of proportion on him, too :)

     
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    Fred Astaire, looking well suited in more ways than one.
     
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  5. +1 for Emily Blunt. I think she's attractive and has chemistry with everyone she ever works with.

    Can't say the same for Jack Whitehall's hat; just not my style. I'd like a cap similar to Dwayne Johnson's though...maybe a slightly taller crown... :cool:
     
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  6. My wife has a knowing smirk when Emily Blunt comes up. :)

    When I saw that hat on screen I instantly loved it. However, I loved it for the character and not for me. I could never pull that hat off…and I’m fine with that.
     
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    Robert Taylor, born Spangler Arlington Brugh; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969, was an American film and television actor and singer who was one of the most popular leading men of his time.
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    Taylor began his career in films in 1934 when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He won his first leading role the following year in Magnificent Obsession. His popularity increased during the late 1930s and 1940s with appearances in A Yank at Oxford (1938), Waterloo Bridge (1940), and Bataan (1943). During World War II, he served in the United States Naval Air Forces, where he worked as a flight instructor and appeared in instructional films. From 1959 to 1962, he starred in the series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor. In 1966, he took over hosting duties from his friend Ronald Reagan on the series Death Valley Days.
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    Taylor was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck from 1939 to 1951. He married actress Ursula Thiess in 1954, and they had two children. A chain smoker, Taylor died of lung cancer at the age of 57.
     
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    Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope KBE May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003, was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner.

    In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than any other host, Hope appeared in many stage productions and television roles and wrote 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" was his signature tune. Hope, who was born in the Eltham district of South East London, arrived in the United States with his family at the age of four, and grew up near Cleveland, Ohio.

    After a brief career as a boxer in the late 1910s, Hope began his career in show business in the early 1920s, initially as a comedian and dancer on the vaudeville circuit, before acting on Broadway. Hope began appearing on radio and in films starting in 1934. He was praised for his comedic timing, specialising in one-liners and rapid-fire delivery of jokes that were often self-deprecating. He helped establish modern American stand-up comedy.

    Between 1941 and 1991, Hope made 57 tours for the United Service Organisations, entertaining active duty American military personnel around the world. In 1997, the United States Congress passed a bill that made Hope an honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He also appeared in numerous television specials for NBC during his career and was one of the first users of cue cards.

    Hope retired from public life in 1997 and died on July 27, 2003, at the age of 100 in his Toluca Lake home.
    KBE after Bob's name, means: Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Being born British meant he could use the title: "Sir," if he so wished.
     
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    Bob was the consummate entertainer and professional, and through his USO involvement was eventually named an "honorary veteran" by President Clinton. His many contibutions to the armed services is captured in my area (Dayton, OH) in several ways, as he was a friend to the community. A local HS auditorium is named for him, and the hotel and conference center connected to Wright-Patterson AFB is named The Hope Hotel.

    My favorite Bob Hope story is from his advanced years, when some unnamed Congresscritter took to the House floor to declare that Bob Hope had passed away and to introduce a resolution in his honor, which passed easily, of course. However, the reports of his death were premature and the whole thing had to be "taken back" an hour or so later.

    When told of this, Hope was not offended, he reportedly laughed his a$$ off, saying, "Well, it's not the first time Congress has tried to kill me!"
     
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    Adam Savage has been posting pics from his fan interactions at Megacon in Orlando and he's sporting a nice western
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    I have ribbon that colour but not that wide......the question is; do I have the courage to make a bow like that and wear it in public? Awesome hat!
     

  12. The “bow” looks really simple, and I like the whole hat. However, I think it’s more a matter of liking it in the abstract rather than liking wearing one myself. I’m pretty diverse in my range of hats, but we all have our limits. Maybe with the right outfit at the right occasion….
     
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    That bow has me thinking that it could be toned down a bit, reworked with a little more nuance. I may try it out on the next hat I make for myself just to see what is possible.
     
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    Look up Bob Hope on the BBC's website and you will see that they claim his Knighthood was honorary because he is an American. Yes he is, but he retained his British citizenship. More than that, he spent much private time in the UK, never losing touch with his British relatives. He was also a great friend of the British comedian, Bob Monkhouse, with whom he raised a great deal of money for various British charities, it was that fund raising which won him his honour and he was entitled to the sobriquet: "Sir."
     
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  15. I understand this completely. I commented previously about wanting a cap like the one Dwayne Johnson wore in the movie, but truth be told I'm positive I'd be happier, draw less attention to myself, and get more use out of a simple "Greek fisherman" cap.
     
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    This one came across my Facebook feed just as I clicked on this thread...
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  17. GHT

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    King George having fun? His dead pan face is something comedians have to work hard at to attain. And talking of comedians, as if I didn't contrive it:

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    William Claude Dukenfield, January 29, 1880, December 25, 1946, better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. Fields's comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs.

    Fields was born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania, the oldest child of a working-class family. His father, James Lydon Dukenfield, 1841–1913, was from an English family that emigrated from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in 1854. James Dukenfield served in Company M of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War and was wounded in 1863. Fields's mother, Kate Spangler Felton, 1854–1925, was also of British ancestry. The 1876 Philadelphia City Directory lists James Dukenfield as a clerk. After marrying, he worked as an independent produce merchant and a part-time hotel-keeper.

    Claude Dukenfield (as he was known) had a volatile relationship with his short-tempered father. He ran away from home repeatedly, beginning at the age of nine, often to stay with his grandmother or an uncle. His education was sporadic, and did not progress beyond grade school. At age twelve, he worked with his father selling produce from a wagon, until the two had a fight that resulted in Fields running away once again.

    Fields later embellished stories of his childhood, depicting himself as a runaway who lived by his wits on the streets of Philadelphia from an early age, but his home life is believed to have been reasonably happy. He had already discovered in himself a facility for juggling, and a performance he witnessed at a local theatre inspired him to dedicate substantial time to perfecting his juggling. At age 17, he was living with his family and performing a juggling act at church and theatre shows.

    Fields's career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He began to incorporate comedy into his act and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. He became a star in the Broadway musical comedy Poppy, in which he played a colourful small-time con man.

    Among his trademarks were his raspy drawl and grandiloquent vocabulary. His film and radio persona was generally identified with Fields himself. It was maintained by the publicity departments at Fields's studios and was further established by Robert Lewis Taylor's biography, W. C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes. Beginning in 1973, with the publication of Fields's letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields's book W. C. Fields by Himself, it was shown that Fields was first married, and subsequently estranged from his wife, financially supported their son and loved his grandchildren. So much for: "Any man who hates babies and dogs can't be all bad."
     
  18. Bill Hughes

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    This is similar. It arrived from Northwest Hats last week.

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