Friday, December 9, 2011
Outlandish Hats: Three Owls and a Chicken
This is one of those posts for which I wish I had some clever explanation. Some historical tidbit that would make clear the motivation for whatever fashion statement is being made by the lovely ladies below. Alas, I am at a loss to explain what is going on with these carnivorous strigiformes, each with its attendant half-consumed rodent.
The fact that I found 3 of these pictures, all pre-code actresses and all roughly similar in theme, seems unlikely to be a coincidence, but even The Owl Utopia, where I found the owl photos, offered no explanation for why they should be adorned by such macabre headgear.
As for the chicken hat adorning Miss Townsend, I suspect it was taken as publicity for the movie Chicken Every Sunday (1949). I believe I have seen this movie, but I don't recall the hat making an appearance in the film. Thanks to my good wife Jann of 69BlackBras for the pic.