Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pleased I was ugly to start with

Don't do it Andrew, no don't. You know your mental image of them will be ruined forever, but I couldn't stop myself. James Dean had it right. No one can spoil his image. Elvis, oh dear.

Max Baer Jr. aka Jethro in The Beverley Hillbillies. He always was going to grow to be a large bloke. Face is a bit tight.



Tony Dow aka Wally Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver. Could be worse, I suppose. Another tight face. I think Victor may have liked Wally rather a lot.



David Cassidy aka Keith Partridge in the Partridge Family, the tightest face of all. Now, I am in tears. I can't do any more. It is too distressing.




I should have learnt when I posted about Luke Halpin, Sandy in Flipper. The comments were great, and then went rather crazy.

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  1. Yes Andrew, you remember well. I was very attracted to Wally Cleaver (that's a wally of a name isn't it) and also to David Cassidy.

    Tony Dow has lost his youthful looks, of course, but at least he looks natural in that photo. Those images of the senior David Cassidy are simply sad.

    There is nothing wrong in having naturally grey hair; many people look pretty good that way.

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    1. Victor, I like the name Wally Cleaver. It runs nicely. I would rather see grey hair than the absurd Asian black dye, especially treasured by members of the Politburo.

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  2. It's sad when we get old but sadder when we try to be young again best just to go old gracefully.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, isn't it nicer to see the face of someone who you can tell has lived a life.

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  3. Well fortunately there is more to life than how we look. Isn't there?
    It seems like having been good looking in youth only makes it so much harder to get old. I seriously am pretty fine with being old simply because I don't need to care so much about how I look.

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    1. Of course there is more to people than how they look. A physically attractive person is no more than a pretty picture. I agree with your second sentence, summed up by, the taller they are, the harder they fall.

      Yes, you do get to a certain age and you realise no one notices you anymore for any other quality than your brightness, and style. Mind, I do like people to be well groomed, whatever their age.

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  4. Im disappointed. I wanted to see before and after of Andrew.

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    1. Diane, somewhere in the murky depths of my blog in its early days, there are photos of me, before I started using tags. I think the most recent was when I was about forty.

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  5. Oh dear. And I am with Rubye Jack. Decidedly.

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    1. Of course EC. I would expect my very intelligent readers to think that. Nothing wrong with making the best of yourself, but don't be ridiculous about it.

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  6. Unlike wines or cheeses, people do not improve with age. Not everyone anyway, some do get old and still look good with wrinkles and grey hair. There's a lot to be said for not being fussed about your looks and letting your personality be who you are, not your face.

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    1. Generally they don't River, but better to age nicely instead of looking absurd as many actors do. I like the way English female actors age naturally, with a couple of exceptions who have had work done.

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  7. The real tragedy is Mickey Rourke. Last week I found a DVD copy of one of my favourite 80s films, The Pope of Greenwich Village. Heartbreaking to watch it now.

    xxx

    Pants

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    1. Pants, I had only heard of him. But with nimble fingers I quickly see what you mean, tres tragique.

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  8. Holy moly, Cassidy looks shocking :\

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    1. Fen, shocking and scary. We are so lucky our looks are holding up.

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  9. I think Jethro should just toss the "Grecian Formula" and shave the mustache. That alone would help.

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    1. Mitchell, that would help. Now if the tightness of the neck matched the face, he may not look so bad.

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  10. Just shows that none of us are immune to Father Time :)

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    1. Correct Keith, but we should walk with him, not fight against him.

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    2. Very true, for that's a battle we will never win.

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  11. Seriously OMG! Why oh why do they do it! I agree with Pants Micky Rourke is tragic and he was so yummy pre the disaster. You see this is why I love the French attitude so much, French women on the whole definitely believe that you don't have to be wrinkle free to be sexy, it's more an attitude :)

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    1. Grace, there is much to be learnt from the French, if only weren't quite so.....French.

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  12. There is a reason our eyesight deteriorates as we age, and it has something to do with mirrors.
    But yes, some of the transformations look rather tragic.

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    1. The failing eyesight also makes house cleaning a bit quicker too, FC.

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