Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

223. Sculpted Afro Haircuts

April 29, 2010

Q: My mom and I saw a black gentleman today with a black furry newsboy-type hat that blended so perfectly with his hair that we thought it was a haircut at first. When we figured out it was just a hat he laughed and he seemed to be used to this reaction. It reminded me of a Lampoon article from about when fades started being popular. Specifically, there was one haircut called “The Reggie” that was an Afro cut to look like a baseball cap. Which issue?

A: Dell says: “September 1978 (Style) Issue.” Thanks, Dell!


September 1978 "Style Issue." Some pretty politically incorrect imagery here, including another black dude with a little bottle of liquor, some car keys, and a credit card dangling from his corn rows. But the more interesting aspect is that the next month, or the month after that, the editors handed out one of their rare apologies for (accidentally) juxtaposing this spoof of Black hair styles with an unrelated illustration of apes exhibiting human-style foolish vanity.


April 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Thanks, Dell!


April 30, 2010 8:22 am

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