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Three's Company: 1945

Three's Company: 1945

Circa 1945, the future Life magazine photographer Tony Linck and two close associates. 3x4 inch Eastman Kodak safety negative. View full size.

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Hair Rolls

These were called Victory Rolls and were NOT a permanent style.

And just look at dem toofies!

They could eat corn through a fence!

Fashion Statement

Nothing makes up for an undersized collar like a pair of Scrubbing Bubbles attached thereto.

If you really look at those hair-stylings, I think you will agree that we are looking at Temporary Tsunamis rather than Permanent Waves. (I wonder if the lass on the left has some spycams hidden in those mysterious curls atop her noggin.)


Tony Linck (who appeared in the 1940 census as "Elmer" Linck) had two older sisters. In 1945, Mary Isabella Linck would have been about 31, and Elizabeth Frances Linck Hoage would have been about 34.


Looks like curly hair was really "in" that year. Even the guy looks like he has finger curls.

He has Movie Star hair

and the teeth of a Ferengi.

Gorgeous hair

All three!

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