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The Great American Mug (1945)

Approved  |   |  Short  |  6 October 1945 (USA)
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A look at the typical barbershop today and in the bygone days.

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A visit to a barbershop, the place where men go to relax, gossip, and trade old stories and jokes. It's a place of the latest gadgets too. Then, using a photo on the wall as a taking-off point, the film hearkens back to a turn-of-the century tonsorial parlor. There, a shave and a haircut are two bits. Beards and sideburns are trimmed, special brushes help keep hair from falling out, and for 30 minutes, a man can relax in a mohair chair that cost the barber $20 installed. In the back, a traveler can take a bath for 20 cents. The stories and jokes seem to be the same - only the prices have changed. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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6 October 1945 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 53: The Great American Mug  »

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When You And I Were Young, Maggie
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Decent Passing Parade short
23 July 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Great American Mug, The (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Another nice entry in John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series from MGM. This time out we get to take a look inside a barber shop from 1945 and hear the various discussions one might have. Then we go back several generations to see how a barber shop was ran in older times. This is a pretty interesting little short because it contains that great, nostalgic feel that the best episodes were always able to make but it also has some rather nice antiques to look at. We get to see various brands of older cigarettes and cigars that were sold in barber shops back in the day and getting to see these were very entertaining and you could say a nice way to preserve some history. We also got to see various styles men would wear their beards and the ways you would put certain perfumes on your head to make your hair grow. Nesbitt's nice narration helps build that nostalgic feel making this another must see.


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