Thanks, I haven't heard that definition of "farb" before,(nfm)
Posted by Captain Everett on March 12, 1998 at 22:15:44:
In response to I just hate that!, written by JennieC on March 09, 1998 at 10:35:16
] (snip) The dress was as accurate as I can tell but the hairstyles! you can always date a movie, almost regardless of the historical setting, by the hairstyles. They tend to represent the current mode more than the historical fashion.
] This is also true in reenacting, and makes me cringe at every event. Those of us who are serious about our portrayals of the past (my husband's regimental commander is a real stickler) go to great lengths to get the clothing as exact as possible, including all the underthings, accessories, etc., and we study past photographs to get our hair just right, even if it isn't flattering. Then we go to an event (like the incredible Sharpsburg/Antietam battle last year) and see hundreds of women walking around looking like prom girls from your worst 1960's nightmare! Eyeshadow up to the eyebrows, caked-on rouge and a modern hairstyle. Argh! And who gets her picture in the paper almost every time? The gal with the most outlandish outfit or hairdo. We call them "FARBie Barbies" (FARB meaning "Fast And Researchless Buyer). (Sigh)
] Oh, well, I can't squawk too loudly. I did it when I was a teenager, before a kind living historian set me straight. ;-)
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