Posted ByBarbara T. on January 01, 2003 at 14:48:59:
In Reply to: Re: What About Jack's "Toupee?" posted byGerry O. on December 05, 2002 at 00:11:23:
: I always thought it funny that Jack was kidded about wearing a toupee when he really didn't wear one...while other entertainers who really DID wear "rugs" (including Jack's buddy George Burns) were NEVER kidded about the subject during their careers.
: I'm not sure WHEN the whole "toupee" routine began, but I think that it came into play as part of Jack's character being vain....It's like a 1943 "Burns & Allen" radio broadcast that has Jack as a guest. Gracie goes to the beauty parlor and finds Jack secretly being worked on in the next booth (and this was in the days before "unisex" hairdressing establishments became commonplace)!