The Frizzie Lizzie – 1967

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Unknown

Photo: Unknown

This 1967 photo of The Frizzie Lizzie inspired by glamorous ’30s hair was by Charles Booth for La Coupe in Montreal (before he opened in NYC.)  The photo inspired Harold Leighton in 2014; he has written an article for The Epoque Times – “Hair Fit For The Oscars” which also shows more La Coupe  photos from the ’70s to ’90s.  We love the fact Harold and Epoque love our hair from the Archives on this website all these decades later.  To read the online version of the article, click here.  (Full page newspaper version to come.)   For more on the Frizzie Lizzie and La Coupe’s ’60s hair, click

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe … Photo/Model: Unknown


Dancing Hair 1986 … Oscar Predictions 2013

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Dancing Hair  1986, Oscar Predictions 2013

Dancing Hair 1986 Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

These Dancing Hair styles by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe, created in 1986, are Harold Leighton’s “Oscar predictions and inspiration for 2013” – as in his full page article “The Revival of Hollywood Glamour” in The Epoque Times. Here is the link:

Download the pdf on Revival of Hollywood Glamour

The hair was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie “Top Hat” as she danced romantically with Fred Astaire – see a clip from the movie and more photos from this Collection – go to HairThen, 80s, Dancing Hair, on

Sadly, the paper credited the photos to another photographer instead of Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas, nor did they give credits to all who made these stunning photos possible. Here they are:

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Gentile-Wolfe … Gowns: Oscar de la Renta, Jackie Rogers … Models: Carol Dlugos (Brunette) & Marilyn Coe (Blonde) … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim