- Beehive (hairstyle)
The beehive is a woman's hairstyle that resembles a beehive; it is also known as the B-52, for its similarity to the bulbous nose of the
B-52 Stratofortress bomber. It originated in the USA in 1958 as one of a variety of elaborately teased and lacquered versions of " big hair" that developed from earlier pageboyand bouffantstyles. The beehive style was highly popular throughout the 1960s, particularly in the United Statesand other Western countries, and remains an enduring symbol of 60s kitsch.
The beehive in the 1950s and 1960s
Audrey Hepburn's character in " Breakfast at Tiffany's" sported a large fashionable beehive.
Yeoman Janice Randfrom the original 1960s "" TV series wore a complex, 'futuristic' version of a beehive.
* In the "
Flintstones" episode "Fred's New Boss" (season three), Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble get their hair done in gigantic, elaborate beehives at a salon, and the pair drive their car very slowly to protect their hairdos. Unfortunately, their 'dos are destroyed after a fast-moving dinosaur vehicle passes by and blows them down.
Later beehive usage
* The 1976 American television show
Alice (TV series)featured a flirtatious waitress named Florence Jean Castleberry, played by Polly Hollidayfrom Cowtown, Texas. Castleberry wore her red hair a high beehive trimmed by a waitress visor.
* The hairdo was resurrected by
The B-52's, a New Wave rock band who took their name from the hairstyle.Fact|date=February 2007
Gary Larson's " The Far Side" series features women who almost exclusively wear the beehive.
* Singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Chrissie Hyndeof The Pretendersportrays an archetypal waitress sporting a beehive in the music video for the group's signature song " Brass in Pocket".
* From the 1980s on, "
Coronation Street" character Bet Lynchbecame known for her beehive.
* The 1985
Martin Scorsesemovie "After Hours" features a waitress named Julie who's noted for her beehive hairdo and general interest in other elements of 1960s pop culture.
Marge Simpson's usual hairdo is an extreme, two-foot high, blue beehive.
* The hairdo and its later incarnations were featured in John Waters' 1988
cult film, "Hairspray".
* British pop singer
Harriet Wheelerof The Sundaysis known for wearing a beehive.
Christina Aguilerasported the look at the 2001 BET Awards.
* Patsy (
Joanna Lumley) from the cult British TV series " Absolutely Fabulous" wears her hair almost exclusively in a beehive. In the episode "Fish Farm" she is shown styling her beehive with a fork.
* R&B/jazz singer
Amy Winehouseis known for her signature beehive hairdo and wigs.
* Ms. Brinks from
Angela Anacondahas a beehive wig and sometimes loses it in the show.
* Lead female characters in
Saturday's Voyeur, an ongoing Utah theatrical satire, often wear a beehive.
* Governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate
Sarah Palinhas had a beehive ever since her reign as Mayor of Wasilla.
* [http://www.cnn.com/STYLE/9702/24/beehive.queen/ CNN article about the resurgence of the beehive]
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