Thursday, September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Look at that hair! I guess it kept me warm in the winter. This was taken in 1972 just as I was about to turn thirteen years old. In all likelihood it's an official junior high school photo.

There are ears in there somewhere.

You gotta love the '70s. I don't remember that shirt, but that huge pointy collar was right in style then. I wasn't wearing a tie because back then they were wider than me. I don't think my hair was really as red as this. The photo was heavy on the red tint, as evidenced by my normally blue eyes looking reddish-brown. I was able to remove some of the red cast with Photoshop, but it's still too much on the red side.

15 comments:

  1. That's why shirts were so expensive then.....so much fabric in the collars!
    Except of course for the nylon ones - mercifully a short lived fashion item!

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  2. Jean is refering to Brentford Nylons shirts...
    I still have a non-Brentford Nylons shirt from that era....
    and plenty of the ties!!

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  3. You look oh so American Walt. Throwback Thursday is fun, isn't it.

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  4. You look like a better version of one of the Partridge Family kids, Walt ;)

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  5. (sings)
    ah
    ah
    ah
    ah
    ah
    stayin' alive
    stayin' alive

    you have NOT changed your looks AT ALL, dorian gray.
    1972 - I graduated high school in june and started college in september.

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  6. Loving TBTs. I think my dad, who was not a snappy dresser at all bought a pair of white shoes about then. Those were the days!

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  7. You are adorable. Oh... then, too! And you're right out of Central Casting. If you had auditioned for the Partridge Family, Danny Bonaduce wouldn't have had a career!

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  8. Am enjoying your TBT photos. Agree with the others, perfect Partridge family material :-)

    [My old school photos are in the depths of some storage boxes and long may they stay there!]

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  9. Ah, an adorable tyke. Who knew you were a Ginger Boy? :)

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  10. What a little scallywag you were! That wicked smile can't help but break through. You were beautifully coiffed - was that a barber's hand, or mom?

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  11. You were SO cute and still are. I can't believe we met you just a few years later.
    L&L

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  12. That is some amazing hair, Walt! :-)

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  13. That's brave. My old school photos are securely locked away. And they're staying there....

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  14. It's a nice photo, but oh how awful hair styles were back then.

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