Talking Heads of Another Era

Cable TV and I parted company quite some time ago, but prior to tossing in the cable box, I’d seen enough of the talking heads on TV for the expression to stick in my head. For those not familiar with the term talking heads, it refers to the so-called experts who blab on and on, mostly on cable news shows, 24 hours a day.

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When Kat and I were at King Richard’s Antiques in Whittier recently, as Kat wrote about in her article, I became fascinated with the mannequin heads sporting hats throughout the entire store. I wondered about them…. my imagination immediately jumping in, thinking of the wild tales those mannequin heads could tell, of how they could also be talking heads. An expression says “if walls could talk”, well how about “if mannequin heads could talk?!” Try to visualize the fashionable dress shops of yesteryear, favored by the finest of ladies, resplendent with beautiful clothing and accessories a la ‘I Love Lucy‘. As I entered each little shop at King Richard’s, I swear I could hear a major gab-fest going on among the mannequin heads. They sounded just like Lucy and Ethel, gossiping, arguing, deciding which hat to buy, how mad Ricky and Fred would be, which tale they were going to tell when they arrived home… but mostly, blabbing on and on!

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I was so fascinated by the mannequin heads, the talking heads, I simply had to get pictures, and included several in the gallery below (click on pictures to view full size). Notice the unique styling of each, and take a look at the facial expressions. While a few of them have very odd expressions and might pose in some sort of scary movie, most are simply fabulous, dahling! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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