I''m watching "The Lucy Show", and my god, color television was not that woman''s friend! Her teeth were fucking black, not just stained yellow-brown, but black! I know people weren''t bleaching their teeth back then, but no one else in the show had teeth as bad as her''s. It must have been all the smoking.
Heavy smokers back then often had badly discolored teeth. It was probably a combination of not having teeth whitening agents in toothpaste, smoking nonfiltered cigarettes and drinking coffee.
Get a good look at Johnny Carson; dude had rotted corn growing on the bottom.
She had a black pussy, too.
Nat "King" Cole
In the '50s cigarettes had 3 times more tar than they do today. Back in those days, people would often die of lung cancer at much younger ages than they do today. Today's smokes are actually quite castrated.
Toothpaste back then was not like modern toothpaste with all the whitening agents and other chemicals. A lot of people didn't go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning either, even wealthy people. And of course when you add in coffee and smoking filterless cigarettes, teeth could get really discolored.
What did her gash look like?
People didn't care about things like that back then. Going to the dentist was nightmarish, you went when you absolutely had to, other than that you avoided it because they drilled with no anesthetic.
Lucille Ball stated that when she was an RKO girl, they made her wear veneers over her teeth while filming as her teeth weren't up to snuff.
Dawn "Mary Ann" Wells also said, on all the episodes of Gilligan Island, she had to wear veneer covers.
I got sucked off by a guy the other day who took his upper plate out. And no, he was only in his early 40's.
It. Was. Heaven.
We call that a "gummer," R11.
Well, I think r2 solved the mystery of whose 'look' dear old Vadge is currently 'paying homage' to...
Many years ago I was flipping through a magazine and there was a big, close-up color photo from the 40s or 50s of Lucy smiling. Her teeth were horrendously stained with yellow and brown from cigarettes. Now if Lucy, a wealthy celebrity, had such awfully stained teeth I can only imagine what the average person's teeth must have looked like back then.
Crowns and dentures cannot be whitened
She's been dead for 25 years. Let a bitch rest in peace!
no, she didn't until we see proof.
It probably was a Life magazine article of LB circa 1943. They photographed her eyes up close (there were already lines around her eyes) and of her yellowed teeth. She was 32.
This is why I love DL.
I couldn't find a good pic of her teeth but I did find a depressing short article called "The Last Days of Lucille Ball."
[quote]The date was March 29, 1989. The most famous comedienne in the history of show business was about to make her final TV appearance.
[quote]The great Lucille Ball was appearing at the annual Academy Awards ceremony, along with the world's most popular comedian, Bob Hope (an old friend of Lucille Ball). Hope had talked Lucy into making the joint appearance after many phone calls and much begging. Finally, Lucy had conceded, but she hated the very idea of it.
[quote]"Goddamn Hope," Lucy complained, "No one cares what the hell he looks like, but everybody cares what I look like--God, I'm so tired of myself."
But it had to warm Lucille's heart to realize that her Academy Award appearance with Bob Hope was an unequivocal triumph garnering one of the longest and loudest standing ovations in the ceremony's history. She was truly beloved throughout the industry and it was a satisfyingly lovely and fitting tribute before she died shortly thereafter.
She was going to get veneers but Gary Morton advised her not to.
Lucky, lucky, the Lucky Show
Lucky, lucky, the Lucky Show
If you were Lucy
You'd have money and Mooney and therefore be lucky
It's the Lucky Show
Back in those days yellowed teeth were so common it wasn't really noticed, because the toothpaste back then didn't have the chemicals modern toothpaste does, and I don't believe teeth-whitening existed yet, certainly there were no home teeth-whitening products you can buy at any drugstore these days.
And of course, people smoked like chimneys back then as well. Cigarettes in those days were much stronger than modern cigarettes, they had twice the tar and nicotine than cigarettes have today.
The Academy Awards must have been bittersweet because she never really made it in the movies.
Before flouridation, all stars has their teeth capped, courtesy of the studios.
I really don't think it was Desi's death that sent her into a decline. She was truly crushing at the realization that her career was finally over. She would go on talk shows and call Desi a "loser"; she probably still had feelings for him but I don't she pined for him into the grave.
That final show of hers was ghastly. She looked terrible, was in her seventies, and was still trying to do the zany Lucy character that got pies in the faces and did pratfalls.
It wasn't funny anymore; it was just sad.
Lucy Ball didn't become a big star until she was in her forties. She aged prematurely, probably due to her workaholic ways and heavy smoking. Her skin was not the type that did well with plastic surgery. She had her eyes done and it was slow to heal. She basically have to live with her wrinkles and get filmed in softer than soft focus.
But does anyone know if toothpastes back then had whitening agents?
Did smoking and drinking coffee affect the color of one's teeth?
Supposedly Laurence Olivier told Marilyn Monroe that she could whiten her teeth by brushing with baking soda and lemon. He thought her teeth looked kind of yellow. God knows how the incredibly insecure Marilyn reacted to that.
R11 - I understand that until this generation Quebecois used to have all of their teeth pulled and buy full dentures at a young age as their diet of Mae West (a Hostess-like snack cake) and Pepsi would ruin their teeth anyway.