Rocky Balboa Ranks “The Flynn” Number 1

25 Mar

Broadway Star Andy Karl Ranks Errol’s Mustache His Favorite – “Freekin’ Amazing”…




— Tim


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  1. zacal

    March 26, 2015 at 3:43 am

    I agree with his taste and Errol wore it best. But I believe Fairbanks was first.[img],%20Douglas/Annex/Annex%20-%20Fairbanks%20Sr.,%20Douglas%20(Thief%20of%20Bagdad,%20The)_01.jpg[/img]

    • shangheinz

      March 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm


      The most famous beard bearer during the silent era of movies was Adolphe Menjou, who starred with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in “The Three Musketeers”. At that time DFSr. in private life went facial hairless.

      • shangheinz

        March 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm


        By 1925 he wouldn`t leave home without the beforementioned “Menjou”: Now what (who) triggered the trimmed down version of a pencil thin moustache he wore for his role as thief of Bagdad, is anybody`s guess. Maybe this style originated in the Orient or the Carribean?

        • zacal

          March 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

          Here’s Fairbanks (front row) along with Menjou (center) and Flynn co-star Eugene Pallette on the left in the back.[img][/img]

        • Gentleman Tim

          April 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

          Well, hongkongheinz, if The Flynn did originate in the Orient, he has posthumously sent it back in modified form via Secretary Tsang.




  2. Gentleman Tim

    March 27, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?), the likes of Little Richard, John Waters and private dick Pat Healy, the pencil thin mustache has had some hard times.

    Interesting question as to where it originated. Outside of less hirsute cultures, I would think, for most people at least, it would have been quite a chore to regularly maintain such a precision cut ‘stache before the advent of modern razor blades. I’ve read that the need for battleground gas masks had a significant role in requiring daily shaving among soldiers, and indirectly thereafter most modern men. Perhaps a pencil thin wasn’t so possible or practical in the “West” long before Fairbanks?




    • shangheinz

      April 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm


      Well Pencil Tim Stache, while the origins remain obscure, beards and bards always went over well at the movie screens. Cyrano is another lost role for Errol in my scrapbook.