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Celebrity Wig Stories.

Heard a story that John Travolta has a room dedicated to his wigs/hairpieces that is climate controlled.

Anybody have anymore celebrity wig stories?

by Anonymousreply 11517 hours ago

None that I know of.

by Anonymousreply 110/07/2020

I think Jimmy Stewart who got his haircut once a month, had 30 wigs to wear for each day between haircuts. They were supposed to match the length of his hair at any time of the month.

Even when he was very elderly he wore wigs that were supposed to be "age appropriate" in that they would not give the illusion that he had a full head of hair. Rather, it was just to make him look like he had more hair than he did. So a toupee might just be a few tiny clumps of hairs, instead of a full piece.

But he still felt he needed to wear it.

by Anonymousreply 210/07/2020

R2 That is odd. Didn't realize he was that vain.

by Anonymousreply 310/07/2020

William Shatner would come in to do V/O for "Rescue 911" without his toupee. Sometimes he wore a baseball cap, sometimes au natural.

by Anonymousreply 410/07/2020

Faye Dunaway will own this thread, I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2020

No, Frank Sinatra does

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by Anonymousreply 610/08/2020

I was in the third row at a Bette Midler concert and I saw a few hairs fall out when she was belting out "Stay With Me".

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2020

When Sandra Dee would travel with husband Bobby Darin to his Las Vegas Performances they would quarrel. Standing in the wings just as the orchestra would start Bobby’s intro music - a tipsy but shrewd Sandy would lean close to Bobby and whisper “Your toupee is crooked.” It would rattle him during the performance.

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2020

R8 Sandra wore some fine wigs herself.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2020

Moira Rose has a stunning collection.

by Anonymousreply 1010/08/2020

King Henry the Eight would chop off your head if you messed with his wig.

by Anonymousreply 1110/08/2020

Stewart probably got used to needing to keep his hair a uniform length when he made movies.

by Anonymousreply 1210/08/2020

Oprah allows Chris Rock to verify that her long silly hair actually IS her own.

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by Anonymousreply 1310/08/2020

R13 Oprah definitely wore wigs during her 25 year run.

by Anonymousreply 1410/08/2020

Just guessing, but maybe RuPaul?

by Anonymousreply 1510/08/2020

R14, I don't recall stating that she didn't. However, that's her own beautiful head of hair in the clip above.

by Anonymousreply 1610/08/2020

R16 Certainly.

by Anonymousreply 1710/08/2020

Easier to dance in.

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by Anonymousreply 1810/08/2020

It helps make me cum volumes.

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by Anonymousreply 1910/08/2020

Ann Miller had two main wigs at all times, she called them Joe and Moe.

...oh wait those were her tap shoes. Well, forget it, but I mean...


by Anonymousreply 2010/08/2020

R19 Wrong thread, bro.

by Anonymousreply 2110/08/2020

"I'd try a disguise now and then , but then they'd say oh look, it's Liz Taylor in a blond wig!"

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by Anonymousreply 2210/08/2020

MALINA: There is a fine line between being the life of the party and being unemployable. I felt safe enough with my fellow actors that I knew if I left a small fish hidden somewhere in Allison Janney's trailer, that she wouldn't get me fired for it. Although there was one time Allison was wearing a wig and we had a scene on Air Force One where in every take she had to answer the phone. I coated the earpiece with a thick, viscous combination of, I think, sunscreen and vaseline. I didn't realise she was wearing a wig at the time and when she answered the phone she got an earful of this stuff but it also got all over the wig! That was the one time where I thought, "Oh, I've gone too far. I'm actually about to get fired." Because we had to shut down production while they figured out what the hell to do with her hair on the next take.

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by Anonymousreply 2310/08/2020

"I have many natural hair colors that I'm going to be wearing throughout the show tonight."

It starts at 8:14.

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by Anonymousreply 2410/08/2020

R24 Did she ever have a wig malfunction?

by Anonymousreply 2510/08/2020

Just be natural.

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by Anonymousreply 2610/08/2020

R21 No Bro, Expand your Brocabulary to Sell Brotastic Brosurance.

Peter North wears a hairpiece. He explicitly instructs all of his female co-stars not to touch his hair during the video shoot.

I guess when he was previously gay pron star Matt Ramsey, he still had a full head of hair

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by Anonymousreply 2710/08/2020

R27 Looks real to me. I'm sure there'd be stories of him being seen without it.

by Anonymousreply 2810/08/2020

Not a story but a question. Jason Bateman...that's got to be a rug on his head, yes? I'm getting so obsessed with his hair situation it is getting in the way of my Ozark viewing.

I asked this question in a similar thread a couple of years ago, but to my surprise, posters said they thought it was real.

by Anonymousreply 2910/08/2020

R29 It's his real hair.

by Anonymousreply 3010/08/2020

Thanks r30 This is exactly how it went on the first thread I asked. How are you able to tell ? To me, it never seems to change. It doesn't really move with his expressions, and for his age, it is really, really thick.

by Anonymousreply 3110/08/2020

R31 He constantly runs his hands through. Plus, he never once showed signs of balding.

by Anonymousreply 3210/08/2020

Maybe he started young? Proactively bewigged? I know, I'll shut up now.

Curses, foiled again!

by Anonymousreply 3310/08/2020

Isn't Peter North that porn actor who denied ever doing gay stuff, this even though there was ample evidence?

by Anonymousreply 3410/09/2020

R26 wins - here she is sans Bozo look, though

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by Anonymousreply 3510/09/2020

DL fave Riz Ahmed wears a hairpiece. Notice the thinning crown in this photo.

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by Anonymousreply 3610/09/2020

R36 Might use Toppik.

by Anonymousreply 3710/09/2020

Nobody has any Anna Wintour stories on whether she wears a wig or not?

by Anonymousreply 3810/10/2020


by Anonymousreply 3910/11/2020

Here's Steve Allen's rider. Extra care had to be given to his toupee.

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by Anonymousreply 4010/11/2020

Here for Julianna Margulies "Good Wife" stories.

by Anonymousreply 4110/11/2020

R41 Or "Dietland".

by Anonymousreply 4210/11/2020

Jay Mohr told a story in "Gasping For Airtime" how Kevin Nealon lost his toupee while playing basketball with the SNL cast. He went up for a rebound and he lost his baseball cap with his toupee in it.

by Anonymousreply 4310/12/2020

Jon Hamm has plugs

by Anonymousreply 4410/12/2020

R44 No, he wears a small frontal piece. Always goes without it when he's not on TV

by Anonymousreply 4510/12/2020

Did ya hear the one about Helen Lawson?

by Anonymousreply 4610/12/2020

R46 Dooooo tell.

by Anonymousreply 4710/12/2020

Wasn't there a story about Geraldo Rivera seeing Louise Lasser the her wig off?

by Anonymousreply 4810/12/2020

R44 & R45 I read something about them using tinted hair particles/ dry shampoo on him a while back, but they really floof him up for award shows, studio interviews, premieres, etc. He's gotta have a piece for that volume. The bald spot/ thinning has been well documented when he's not wearing his grubby Cardinals/ Blues hats.

by Anonymousreply 4910/13/2020

R49 Toppik?

by Anonymousreply 5010/13/2020

Could be.

by Anonymousreply 5110/14/2020

Does Vairst Letty wear wigs?

by Anonymousreply 5210/14/2020

R52 Who's that?

by Anonymousreply 5310/14/2020

Any Janeane Garofalo stories?

by Anonymousreply 5410/14/2020

I recall that William Shatner didn't dive in to save his wife because he didn't want to get his toupee wet.

by Anonymousreply 5510/15/2020

Jon Hamm wears hair, but does not have plugs.

There maybe some Toppik or products of a similar nature action going, but that's about all.

Lots of late boomer guys are shying away from plugs after seeing the horror stories of other guys.

Hair transplants really are a viable option for filling in areas that will remain otherwise lush with hair. Otherwise sooner or later Mother Nature wins as surrounding hair thins and fades, but those now obvious plugs are still there. Worse even they begin to die and you've got those nasty plug scar marks.

Wearing hair isn't that bad; Mike Connors (of Mannix fame" wore them for duration of that series and long afterwards. No one called him out on it and his macho "Joe Mannix" reputation didn't suffer with the ladies.

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by Anonymousreply 5610/15/2020

IMHO Jon Hamm should consider doing more work on his body rather than bothering so much about his hair.

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by Anonymousreply 5710/15/2020

R56 Didn't Bradley Cooper wear a hairpiece for about a year until his transplants healed?

by Anonymousreply 5810/15/2020

Does McBongo have plugs?

by Anonymousreply 5910/15/2020

Joan Collins refused to have her wig get pulled off on "Will And Grace", so her part was re-written as Beverly Leslie and Leslie Jordan took the role.

by Anonymousreply 6010/15/2020

La Lawson!

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by Anonymousreply 6110/15/2020

Steve Carell

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by Anonymousreply 6210/15/2020

Rafael Nadal

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by Anonymousreply 6310/15/2020

[quote]I was in the third row at a Bette Midler concert and I saw a few hairs fall out when she was belting out "Stay With Me".

So did I, but they weren't from her head.

by Anonymousreply 6410/15/2020

R57 Alcoholics don't work out and make poor life choices. His looks have taken a nosedive this year - like really bad.

by Anonymousreply 6510/15/2020

R57 Peepaw and his daughter look like they need a melanoma screening.🤮

by Anonymousreply 6610/15/2020

R56 Yes, I would expect balding celeb men to do this, much like the women inject their faces with fillers. Hollyweird is not kind.

by Anonymousreply 6710/15/2020

R67 He does have a big head

by Anonymousreply 6810/15/2020

You can tell Jon Hamm isn't getting plugs by fact his hairline keeps moving backward, not forward. He wears pieces to cover thin or bald areas at crown, but unlike say Steve Carell, more and more of Jon Hamm's forehead real estate is becoming exposed.

Even John Travolta gave up and went from this:

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Friday at 5:17 PM

To this!

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by Anonymousreply 70Last Friday at 5:17 PM

JV was going for the Eddie Munster look.

Though that face plastered with slap and frozen with Botox is more like Count Dracula or some other vampire.

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by Anonymousreply 71Last Friday at 5:20 PM


Make that "JT", not JV....

Carry on....

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 8:59 PM

R72 We got it.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 9:05 PM

Travolta looks better without the bad toupee

by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 9:13 PM


Yes, and thank you; but I know whom I'm dealing with on DL. The "oh dear" trolls would soon be hot upon my tail for the faux pas.....

by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 9:15 PM


JT looks like Yosemite Sam without the rug

by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 9:16 PM

I saw Dilly in concert. During one number she got hair in her mouth. Dolly then pulled it out of her mouth and yanked it from the wig and said, "Some woman in Kor--eee---aaaa is screaming off her head about now.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Friday at 10:07 PM

Speaking of wigs; honorable mention goes to Mr. Robert Redford!

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by Anonymousreply 78Last Saturday at 3:13 PM

Love Joan Collins.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Sunday at 9:25 PM

Redford's wig is awful

by Anonymousreply 80Last Monday at 8:01 AM

I would pay good money to see just what exactly Robert Redford looks like without those rugs.....

Man is nearly 90 and isn't fooling anyone with those auburn/blonde wigs.....

by Anonymousreply 81Last Monday at 12:29 PM

R81 I actually think he would look better. After a certain age, the wigs look ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Monday at 1:01 PM

Allison Janney's wig game is strong. No stories about her though.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Monday at 1:04 PM

Allison Janney is about twenty years younger than Robert Redford, and she's a female.

Call it a double standard if you will, but females have long gotten a pass for wearing hair regardless of their age.

Liza M like late Chita Rivera is going to her grave with same dark hair of her youth, and same GD hairstyle she's had since 1970's or whatever.

Cue that Helen Lawson clip yet again.....

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by Anonymousreply 84Last Monday at 1:40 PM

R84 Liza M has shitty hair, so the wigs do her a favor.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 1:51 PM

"Call it a double standard if you will, but females have long gotten a pass for wearing hair regardless of their age."

Women are expected to use artificial means to enhance their appearance, and in some circles it's considered slovenly to appear in public with natural hair or breasts on display.

But too much concern with one's appearance is considered unmasculine, manly men are not supposed to give a shit about flaws like graying or absent hair.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Monday at 1:57 PM

R86 R84 It's actually more that white women get a pass for wearing wigs. Almost every wig gag/wig reveal/wig scene you see in TV/Movies involves a woman of color.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Monday at 1:59 PM

R87, black women wear lots of wigs, probably more than white women (other than actresses). How do they not get "a pass"?

by Anonymousreply 88Last Monday at 2:03 PM

R88 You never see anybody talk about a white woman wearing wigs. But black woman wearing wigs all over the news and TV.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Monday at 2:05 PM

Well white women never admit to wearing wigs, not until they're at full Drag Queen or are Dolly Parton.

I guess the social convention is to pretend that her hair is naturally six inches deep.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Monday at 2:07 PM

R90 Notice that "Valley Of The Dolls" is last time you saw wig action with a white woman.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Monday at 2:10 PM

I loved Julie Christie's wigs in Shampoo. Well, the one at the end was terrible. But the scene in the lavender dress - that was an amazing wig.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Monday at 2:12 PM

George Maharis had four. He'd rotate to make it look like his hair was growing. Now 91, wonder if still has them?

by Anonymousreply 93Last Monday at 2:13 PM

In his autobiography ON THE STREET WHERE I LIVE, Alan Jay Lerner tells a story of Rex Harrison's toupee getting caught on a chandelier that had been lowered too far during a performance of MY FAIR LADY.. Then when the chandelier was raised, the wig went up with it. According to Lerner, Harrison played the entire scene as if his hair wasn't floating three feet in the air.

I call bullshit. Even though I've never worked in the theater, I know enough that if a chandelier hits an actor on the head he's going to end up unconscious on the floor. It's not going to gently land on his head and somehow attach itself to the actor's toupee without giving the actor a serious concussion.

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by Anonymousreply 94Last Monday at 2:17 PM

Charlton Heston refused to take his toupee off when he starred in "The Last Emperor" on Broadway. They simply put the wig over his wig.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Monday at 2:23 PM

One of Berry Gordy's ornery sons says that as a 10 year old, he was with his father at some Vegas hotel the Supremes were playing when he found himself with Diana on an elevator. She was going to the theater as it was nearing showtime. He says the elevator doors opened on another floor when two white couples got on and immediately recognized Diana. They were going to the show, too. They started oooing and aaawing over her saying how pretty she looked, etc. They reach the destination floor and as the elevator doors opened, the boy jumped up and snatched Diana 's wig off her head, exposing her buckwheat platts in front of the others, leaving her horrified with embarrassment. Brody reprimanded the boy before clutching his chest and dissolving into fits of riotous laughter.

Now THAT'S a celebrity wig story!

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Monday at 2:45 PM

R96 That takes the cake.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Monday at 2:47 PM

Dame Joan Collins--the Queen of Wigs--has snatched hers off herself several times in public forums. In this clip, it's for 'Mamma's Back'. She also snatched it off in a film she did just a few years ago called 'Time of Their Lives', for which she should've gotten more recognition.

Saying black women get targeted over their wigs is petty...our beloved "Black Meryl Streep", Viola Davis, made it a plot point to snatch off her wig in the first season of 'How to Get Away With Murder'. She wanted viewers--black and white--to see her without her wig on. There's no shame in the game. To say black women get targeted more is yet another divisive DL-er trying to create controversy. Women--and men--have worn wigs for generations. It's not a racial thing...someone needs to take a history lesson.

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by Anonymousreply 98Last Monday at 3:04 PM

R98 Joan didn't take her wig off in "The Time Of Their Lives" on camera, it was implied.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Monday at 3:06 PM

R99, you might want to rewatch the film...she took it off and tossed it in the ocean. Nothing implied by that, dear.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Monday at 3:08 PM

R100 I stand corrected.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Monday at 3:16 PM

I must admit Vairst Letty’s present hair is considerably better than before. Looks entirely natural. Perhaps extensions ?

by Anonymousreply 102Last Monday at 3:26 PM

Okay, R96's little boy HAD to grow up to be a Datalounger!

Confess, whoever you are!!!

by Anonymousreply 103Last Monday at 3:27 PM

Many white celebs use hairpieces for volume, etc. A very poor example, but I doubt Kirstie Alley's hair is as thick as it was during her 'Cheers' days (yet it looks very full). Faith Hill was one of the first white celebs to begin wearing extensions in the early 00s (back when they were terribly expensive), but even decades before her, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and--of course--Dolly were wearing wigs, falls, hair pieces, etc. Girls like Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson take their extensions in and out like they change underwear...I follow Jessica on IG and she admits when she takes the extensions and hair pieces out, and says she feels so much better without them. She gets more compliments when she takes them out as well, it seems.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Monday at 3:35 PM

AA women have been wearing hair on stage, film, television, in concerts, performances going back to 1950's or so.

Not every AA woman is blessed with "good hair" like say Lena Horne. Everyone else would have had to either resort to the harsh lye based relaxers, or hot comb/press and curl. Either way one or both did a number of their hair. Add the damage from hot and harsh stage lighting and you've a recipe for fried hair.

The Supremes wore hair. Aretha Franklin wore hair. Diahann Carroll as "Julia" wore hair.

When it comes to film and television virtually all women if role requires wears hair; it is just easier than dealing with the damage that can come from constantly bleaching, dying, and everything else done to hair as part of filming. Marilyn Monroe had wigs or pieces for when her hair didn't look on point, as did nearly every other actress in Hollywood.

Actress Jackee in an interview tells how when she arrived in Hollywood veteran actresses took he aside and gave advice; one of them was to have one or two wigs always ready in case there wasn't time or whatever to have one's own hair done.

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by Anonymousreply 105Last Monday at 6:32 PM

DL fave Delta Burke as Suzanne Sugarbaker work hair all the time on Designing Women.

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by Anonymousreply 106Last Monday at 6:34 PM

Here is Delta Burke again wearing more hair as Suzanne Sugarbaker.

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by Anonymousreply 107Last Monday at 6:35 PM

R106 That was just for that scene.

R107 That's Delta's real hair.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Monday at 6:37 PM

Don't know what Mahalia Jackson was thinking here...

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by Anonymousreply 109Last Monday at 6:37 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a Janeane Garofalo wig for Halloween?

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by Anonymousreply 110Last Monday at 7:22 PM

Hey, that's her real hair!

by Anonymousreply 111Last Monday at 7:23 PM

You have to see the following gif

I win!

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by Anonymousreply 112Last Tuesday at 2:38 PM

What a terrible nose job on Janeane Garofalo..!!!

WHY did she ever get a nose job, there was nothing wrong with her nose!

by Anonymousreply 113Last Tuesday at 5:46 PM

R113 I'm trying to figure out when she got one. Or if it just looks like the because of weight loss.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Tuesday at 5:49 PM

Keep the wig gossip/stories coming.

by Anonymousreply 11517 hours ago
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