TUESDAY 'Moment Without Armor" is Actor Gets $50 Hairdo, Loses Limp For Series HOLLYWOOD -- The remaking of Dennis Weaver rivals anything Prof. Higgins ever did in "Pygmalion" to turn Eliza Doolittle into a lady. Leaving "Gunsmoke" and his Chester limp behind him was easy. But to become Kenneth Yarborough Jones in his new "Kentucky Jones" comedy series, Dennis has undergone major surgery. The Prof. Higgins in Dennis' transformation is executive producer Buzz Kulik. Whenever he hears Dennis slipping even slightly into his Chester twang, Kulik yells, "You're doing it!" In his new role Dennis is a country gentleman-type, a former horse-trainer and presently a veterinarian with his own 40-acre horse ranch. "Chester was an ignoramus, but Jones is bright and has some sophistication. He also is articulate," Buzz explains. "If there's even a trace of Chester in Jones, we've failed our job."
The first thing Prof. Kulik did was take Dennis to a barber-not just any barber. An appointment was made with Jay Sebring for a "consultation." Sebring is Frank Sinatra's barber. It's said, in fact, that one of the phones in Sinatra's car is a direct line to Sebring's shop. The only house-call Sebring will make is to Marlon 1 Brando. Dennis was placed in Sebring's barber chair where the master studied him for 10 minutes. The session cost 30 bucks. "He gave us his ideas, then set up another appointment for the $20 cutting," Kulik says. "I couldn't go with Dennis the second time, but when he came back I fell through the floor. "The Sebring haircut had changed the whole structure of Dennis' face. I hardly recognized him, believe me."...
August 9th. Wow that's creepy.
Anyway, I don't know if I've shared this or not, but back in the late 80's I met a girl whose brother was living in LA and studying at the Sebring International Salon. She offered all her friends a chance to get "reborn" under her brother's hair grooming style.
I went to her house and spent 2 hours there. The first hour he just measured my head, crown to chin, crown to ears, etc. and wrote it all down. Then he shampooed and conditioned my hair until it was sooo silky.
Then he started cutting my hair, always measuring it, every strand. The result was the BEST hair cut I ever got. It was simply amazing.
Jay Sebring was amazing. That I know for sure!!!