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Topic: OO7's haircut in the Fleming novels.

So Bond is described as having black hair- parted on the left and carelessly brushed so a thick comma falls above the right eyebrow. Lengthwise, how do you think it was cut? In LALD he get's a military cut or "American haircut" as described in the British editions. With that I actually do picture it looking like Barry Nelson's......or maybe Craig's in SF.
In Diamonds Are Forever he goes to a barbershop, but it's not described how he had it cut.
I suppose Fleming might have been envisioning Bond's hair-do about like his own. Or possibly like Hoagy Carmichael's in To Have and Have Not. Any thoughts on this?
If one were to go to get a Fleming Bond haircut would we ask the barber to taper the neck like Sean Connery's (in ALL films except NSNA) or square it off like Brosnan's in TWINE?
Since the novels were written in the '50s I seriously doubt he had it the length of Dalton's or Brosnan's in GoldenEye.
Interesting to me since Bond is vividly described wearing single breasted navy blue suits often with a short sleeve shirt and black knitted tie. How does OO7 like his hair to be cut?

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Re: OO7's haircut in the Fleming novels.

Lazenby probably had it about right.

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I think Brosnan had the best hair style

"You see Mr.Bond, you can't kill my dreams...but my dreams can kill you.Time to face destiny" - "Time to face gravity"

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Brosnan certainly rocked the 'comma'.

I think Lazenby's looked good as did Moore's in LALD.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

I think Brosnan had the best hair style

Not like Flemings Bond though, which is what we are talking about here.  You rocked his look back then and you'd be called a girl.

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Asp9mm wrote:
HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

I think Brosnan had the best hair style

Not like Flemings Bond though, which is what we are talking about here.  You rocked his look back then and you'd be called a girl.

then let's widen the discussion...

"You see Mr.Bond, you can't kill my dreams...but my dreams can kill you.Time to face destiny" - "Time to face gravity"

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HatThrowingHenchman wrote:

I think Brosnan had the best hair style

Brosnan had different styles throughout his tenure, the sub Duran Duran quiff of GE to the more clipped look in Twine (return of the quiff a bit in DAD) he had a good head of hair to work with. Tim was receding by the time he got the gig,The Jolly Roger was fine (if too light) in LALD & TMWTGG and the steadily downhill towards the lacquered Bouffant travesty of AVTAK. Agree that George was close, but lacked 'the comma'

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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I would love to hear input from the seniors here.  In old movies, it seems the length of hair was kept long so that a strand of hair coming from the front hairline went all the way over the top to the back of the head, which seems so different from the way men's hair is cut nowadays, at least from my experience.  Check out this diagram:

https://swungover.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/classic-mens-haircut.gif

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Best way to get a Superman curl.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Re: OO7's haircut in the Fleming novels.

superado wrote:

I would love to hear input from the seniors here.  In old movies, it seems the length of hair was kept long so that a strand of hair coming from the front hairline went all the way over the top to the back of the head, which seems so different from the way men's hair is cut nowadays, at least from my experience.  Check out this diagram:

https://swungover.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/classic-mens-haircut.gif

Great diagram- exactly what I was thinking. Also the neckline was almost always tapered back then...unless the actor was doing a period costume film. Look at James Stewart's, Bogie's, Cagney's, Gable's. All tapered like Sean's.

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Re: OO7's haircut in the Fleming novels.

superado wrote:

I would love to hear input from the seniors here.  In old movies, it seems the length of hair was kept long so that a strand of hair coming from the front hairline went all the way over the top to the back of the head, which seems so different from the way men's hair is cut nowadays, at least from my experience.  Check out this diagram:

https://swungover.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/classic-mens-haircut.gif

Lazenby comes closest, just one of the reasons I think he is the most like how Bond is described in the books.  Early Moore and early Connery probably come closest the next.

And the fellow in this diagram, I perhaps should not say, looks a bit like me, or vice versa.

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I'm reviving this 5 years later because I found a video of Hoagy Carmichael, Fleming's facial inspiration for Bond, singing in To Have and Have Not in 1944. While Carmichael usually had his hair slicked back in professional headshots, in this scene he has that "comma of black hair" falling over his eye as Bond is described to have. Assuming Fleming saw this movie, this might be the exact appearance of the literary Bond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1vJ2Z8aI0

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chitoryu12 wrote:

I'm reviving this 5 years later because I found a video of Hoagy Carmichael, Fleming's facial inspiration for Bond, singing in To Have and Have Not in 1944. While Carmichael usually had his hair slicked back in professional headshots, in this scene he has that "comma of black hair" falling over his eye as Bond is described to have. Assuming Fleming saw this movie, this might be the exact appearance of the literary Bond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1vJ2Z8aI0

Pretty much a standard haircut for the time. I also noticed Hoagy's neck isn't tapered too tight. It's full until it gets to the nape. Light taper.