How did Robin Hood shave?

churchilllafemme

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My wife and I do about 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation each evening, and last night while we were doing it with the sounds of Gregorian chants, my mind wandered (as it often does) and suddenly I was in a castle in the Middle Ages and I was Robin Hood, wearing green and carrying a bow and arrows while striding down a stone hallway. I wasn't just an actor portraying Robin Hood, I was Robin Hood. And it was great. But then later, I began to wonder how Robin could have shaved while living in Sherwood Forest... Or would he have shaved at all? A brief search of the Internet found that a large number of actors had played the Robin role in film and TV, with varying grooming styles.

For example:
Douglas Fairbanks (1922) - mustache, goatee

Errol Flynn (1938) - pencil mustache, goatee

John Derek (1950) - pencil mustache

Richard Todd (1952) - shaved

Richard Greene (TV 1955-59, film 1960) - shaved

Sean Connery (1976) - bearded

Kevin Costner (1991) - shaved but scrubby at times

Cary Elwes (1993) - mustache, goatee

Russell Crowe (2010) - trimmed beard


So I'm left still wondering and daydreaming about it. But I guess I probably would favor the Sean Connery approach, with no shave at all. Plus, I just like him the best.
 

ESBrushmaker

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Artisan
IMO, the Errol Flynn Robin Hood, with Korngold's musical score is the best by far--especially the scene where Flynn/RH prods the archbishop along with his dagger encouraging him to SMILE.:p:
 

Rasorium

Guru
I hail from Robin Hood country and I have it on good authority that Robin waxed his whiskers with oak tree sap 😁
 
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