Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Linda and I are watching this series on Netflix called Orange is the New Black which is about a 30 year old woman, Piper Chapman, who has to serve 15 months in prison for having been peripherally involved in drug running earlier in her life. Actually, at the time, she was living as a lesbian, and her then girlfriend was the real culprit. Piper got finagled into moving some drug cash (and it wasn't hers) through an airport, and that's what landed her in prison. 

There are a lot of zany characters in the prison, including one called Lorna Morello, who is played by Australian actress, Yael Stone, and she is a real cutie-patootie, as you can see below. 

I had never seen her before, and I was curious about her, so I looked her up and rifled through her images. On the show, she looks as she does above, but I found a picture of her without hair.

What a difference, huh? And it goes to show the extent to which hair contributes to a person's looks. It affects the way we take in and perceive the whole face. And I believe the alterers of the Altgens photo realized that. They knew that if they changed Oswald's hair that it would go far to turn him into Lovelady. 

  That is really the only thing about Doorman that is of Lovelady, what I call his cap. They got rid of the whole pyramidal shape of Oswald's large head and gave him the more oval, monkey-like shape of Lovelady's head, using a photo of Lovelady from the 1950s. 

Now, if you don't think they moved the hairline of Young Lovelady over to Oswald, then you have to explain why Lovelady had the exact same hair in 1963 that he had in 1957.  Or, if you're willing to admit that Doorman was Oswald, you need to explain how Lee Harvey Oswald had the same hairline that Billy Lovelady did in 1957. What were the chances of that? Do you believe in coincidences? Well guess who doesn't? Me and V. 

The fact is that Lovelady was a rapidly balding young man, and there is no way his hair remained stable over that long period. Furthermore, what are the chances that it would be the exact same length, the exact same style, the exact same lay- the exact same everything. 

They moved Lovelady's hairline over to Oswald. They did the opposite of what they did with the Backyard photos. There, they moved the face of Oswald over except for the chin. And of course, the late great Jack White was the point man on that. Here, they just moved over the cap of Lovelady, and from the eyes down, Doorman is Oswald. 

Hair has a powerful effect on our whole perception of a person's face, and the alterers of the Altgens photo knew that.  

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