Barber Offers Close Shave for Legs, $1 As long hairstyles showed staying power, a barber in Ames, Iowa looked to turn a profit by shaving women's legs. The price? For the first leg, 75 cents. For the second, a quarter. Al Thompson shows off his technique, readying ladies for hot pants and miniskirts.
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Barber Offers Close Shave for Legs, $1

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Barber Offers Close Shave for Legs, $1

Barber Offers Close Shave for Legs, $1

Barber Offers Close Shave for Legs, $1

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As long hair styles came into fashion, one barber in Ames, Iowa looked to eek out a profit by shaving woman's legs. Al Thompson talks to the business owner as he shows off his technique, readying ladies for the hot pants and miniskirts of the day. This story originally ran on May 3, 1971.