1943. Veronica Lake goes to a good deal of trouble to maintain her signature hairstyle. According to LIFE magazine:
It takes a lot of time, though. Because of her hair, Miss Lake must get up even earlier than other movie actresses. On a working day she rises al 6 a.m., and gets to the studio about 6:30. To wash, set and dry her hair takes an hour and 45 minutes. It is washed twice in Nulava shampoo, once in Maro oil and then, because of Hollywood’s hard water, rinsed in vinegar. She uses no lotions, brilliantines or setting ointments. The only fixing the hairdresser does is to put one wave just above the point where the natural waves begin. This is done by flipping the hair once around a finger and then inserting a bobby pin to hold it.