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His wife looked like a floozy


I’ll use an old fashioned word given the subject matter.

Given how clean cut Hanks and his son looked, his middle aged wife always sticks out like a sore thumb, with so much makeup and 60s youth fashion. Mutton? Meet lamb.

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She looked ok to me, she'd be welcome in my command module anytime.

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LOL!


60s makeup was garish. Bright colors, shimmers, etc overpowered eyes. Back then, we thought it looked cool. Even black women weren't immune to the trend. I've seen pictures of my mom with bright glittery eye makeup that would make the Supremes blush. She gets mad when we drag that picture out..Today, that type of makeup looks dated. The only people these days who wear such outlandish makeup are "floozies"..


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The floozies should be mainstream in today's world 👍

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The blue eyeshadow is a very dated look. But it was a mainstream "look" in the sixties and early seventies. And the real Marilyn Lovell wore her hair in the same sixties bouffant that the actress sported for the film.

I think the OP is only referring to the film version of Marilyn, but it is offensive to refer to her as a "floozy". The real Mrs. Lovell was a dedicated and loyal NASA wife, keeping her family together and raising her four children, often alone, while her husband was training for months on end for his numerous missions.

Many of the NASA marriages broke up. But the Lovells are still together after all these years.

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I was a child at the time of the Apollo missions, and FYI the costumes and production design in the film was so period-accurate that it gave me flashbacks!

FYI the clothes, makeup, and interior décor of the time were beyond hideous. The film got it absolutely right, even the horrible couch in the Lovell's living room.

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I don't mind 70s styles anymore. Except the shag carpet. That looks gross. And long hair on boys. When I see old photos of the 70s I can't tell boys from girls sometimes. I remember as a kid in the 80s, when boys were back to short hair, not understanding when seeing some old show on tv why boys had long hair, only girls have long hair! lol

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I hated seventies looks at the time, and still hate them. Well, early seventies looks, by the late seventies some Halston-ish elegance had worked its way back into mainstream fashion, but it had been a long tasteless slog by then. If you look at films like the terrific "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" remake from 1978, starring a bunch of San Francisco professionals, most of the clothes and décor are unremarkable and would pass without comment today (men's bell-bottoms and perms aside).

And yes, my better-looking brother was always being mistaken for a girl, back in the days of the Apollo missions.

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I happen to think that Kathleen Quinlan is a wonderful actress and an outstanding beauty.

But check her out in The Doors if you want to see floozy (although scorching hot floozy)

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