Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gillian's Found Photo #66


The turban is the perfect sartorial touch for any man; Chuck Willis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Sam The Sham, The Great Gaylord and many others have made this fashion statement into any art form. And it hides the doo-rag if your head is all nappy. Gals like it too.  I have no idea where or when this photo was taken, but it's nice to see there's alcohol involved, and our be-turbaned friend here seems to be patting down his diner. I for one think the turban should make a comeback. It's the perfect post 9/11 fashion statement. I can just see the headline on the New York Times Sunday Style Section-- The Turban--It's Not Just For SikH Cab Drivers Anymore!

20 comments:

Joe Bonomo said...

I believe the great Barrence Whitfield may once have worn the turban.

Ed Ward said...

And Korla Pandit -- who could leave him out!

But trying to read the girl's HI! My name is badge reveals calligraphy that's beyond me, excpt her last name seems to end in a vowel.

boogiewoody said...

Lynn Hope - the Maharajah of the Saxophone! And who can forget Little Herbert and the Arabians (whom God preserve)? The Turbans wore turbans too. I'm gonna get me one.

Anonymous said...

I'm wearing one right now. And that's all!

Jimmy Injustice said...

Don't forget Peter Singh 'The Rockin' Sikh', Wales's preeminent Sikh Elvis impersonator.

I don't smoke dope.
I don't drink bourbon.
All I want to do
Is shake my turban!

Anonymous said...

Where the white women at?
Shhh... where the TURBINS at?

Jerry Lee said...

Can't beat a turban! I think the girl's name is Holga Cariavello.

Donna Lethal said...

This is a stunner! Who doesn't love a man in a turban? Everyone that is, except Nostramus. I kick myself whenever I see turban photos, because I once worked in a film archive where, late at night when no one was around, I'd prowl through the file cabinets with a pal. We once found an envelope with contact sheets of a turbaned man and a blonde wrestling on a dirty mattress. There were no identifying details. I kick myself for not stealing them.

Anonymous said...

It's taken at a Halloween party; there is a witches hat on the wall behind the blond's head, and the guy behind our turban-headed friend has a laurel wreath on the back of his head. The blond lady has a "Hello my name is" badge that I think says "Helga Caresiello" but the last name is hard to read. From the hairstlyes, I'm guessing early 70s

Steve626 said...

Great post. Here's my go-to reference for Turbans -- you'll love this:
http://www.funky16corners.lunarpages.net/f16zine/WEB/turbans1.htm

diskojoe said...

Her's a picture of Barrence Whitfield rocking the turban:

http://www.barrencewhitfield.com/otherimages/turban.jpg

Hey Hound, why don't you do a post about Barrence, a screamer 'n shouter that you can still see?

BKW said...

A saucy, jaunty fez would be the next choice.

Anonymous said...

Where do I buy a turban?

Junkyardjoes said...

Hey Bo what ya know.....Eddie Bo the Great Maharajah

a-natural-man said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JERRY LEE!!

Jerry Lee said...

Why, thank you, natural man! Now please remove the friggin' ads from your site, son.

Anonymous said...

Jimbo, it's been awhile since you posted another column of your mutant ramblings, has your heroin habit really kicked in gear?


Hector Aviles Candaleria

ana-b said...

Uhmmmm, skipping lightly over the last comment.

It has been awhile. You ok?

Some of us do care ya know.

The Hound said...

Despite what Hector say, much drug days are long behind me....I've been traveling in Europe and Canada.
Will be back soon.

Anonymous said...

Please do not forget The Mighty Hannibal.

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