Thursday, 29 October 2015

HIPPIE REDUX: #3: Why I'm glad I'm over 65!

Hippie Family: Photo by Irving Penn.

It's almost impossible to realize today how radical long hair on men was in the Sixties. (No Western man had anything approaching long hair in the Fifties.) Today it's nothing, but back then to the "freaks" it was insanely cool and served as counter-culture identification. To the "straights" it looked effeminate and was cause for scorn and even occasional violence.

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