Posted ByGerry O. on December 05, 2002 at 00:11:23:
In Reply to: What About Jack's "Toupee?" posted byDavid M. Lynch on December 04, 2002 at 20:35:13:
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)!