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Suzy Parker modeled wigs in a variety of styles and colors for the June 1962 McCall's magazine:
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It's ironic that Suzy is wearing a black wig in an article that came out in 1962. In his book Fire and Ice: The Story of Charles Revson – the Man Who Built the Revlon Empire (William Morrow and Company, 1976), Andrew Tobias highlighted the friction between Charles Revson and Suzy with Suzy's backstory of this 1962 Revlon ad:
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Photographer: Richard Avedon

"'As time went on it became really very funny. They did this particular "Cleopatra" ad and shot it with ten or twelve different black-haired girls, at great expense. It wasn't the photographer's fault; it was just that they couldn't choose the model. So they had to keep paying Avedon for the pictures. It was a disaster. Finally, at the last minute, they brought me in and put a black wig on me and they never let Revson know it was me in the ad. He never realized.' (He doubtless realized full well. Out of pride he may have pretended he didn't.)”

Susan Camp
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