Wall Plaque Hat Stand, Cast Iron, Four Hooks, Haircut & Shave 25 Cents - Roadshow Collectibles

Wall Plaque Hat Stand, Cast Iron, Four Hooks, Haircut & Shave 25 Cents

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Wall Plaque Hat Stand, Cast Iron, Four Hooks, Embossed Haircut and Shave 25 Cents.


The first recorded occurrence of the tune (with no lyrics) is in an 1899 song by Charles Hale, called “At a Darktown Cakewalk.” In 1914, Jimmie Monaco and Joe McCarthy released a song called “Bum-Diddle-De-Um-Bum, That’s It!” in which that line was featured in the last two bars of the song. In 1939, the same musical phrase was used in a tune called “Shave and a Haircut – Shampoo” by Dan Shapiro, Lester Lee, and Milton Berle. Somewhere along the line the phrase permutated into “shave and a haircut, bay rum.”

The six notes have remained the same, but over the years the phrase has become known as “shave and a haircut, two bits” (which would amount to 25 cents). Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim incorporated the tune into their “Gee, Officer Krupke” number from the musical West Side Story, and the refrain became a key plot element in the motion picture Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Item Code - TOO12D29BCA

Width: 13"  Height: 5 1/8"  Depth: 2 6/8"  Weight: 1.361 kg


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