Read all about short-famed black strongman Hercules McElroy
in the pages of EBONY magazine.
Posted By: Paul -
Thu Jun 28, 2012
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I like the hair.
If you follow the link you'll see that Mc's story is just a lead-in for the ad on the next page.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/28/12 at 09:16 AM
I have found nothing else relating to this person on the net. I want to know if he is still in the land of the living - still eating money and lifting people by the belt lines. That hair was not the best choice. However, I could not imagine anyone who would risk their physical well-being by suggesting a change in either style or colour.
Posted by agentj on 06/28/12 at 10:52 AM
All else aside, you have to respect hair like that!
Posted by Billy in Thun, Switzerland on 06/28/12 at 11:18 AM
Mc's "doo" was de rigueur for the era. Pre-Afro even.
Here's a shot of Little Richard back in the day.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/28/12 at 11:22 AM
The article makes McElroy sound like some magician who hadn't received recognition. I agree that the pictures make him look like a crazed Little Richard. Especially when he's poking himself with sharp objects.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/28/12 at 11:59 AM
Probably in a nursing home with a bad back and hernias. Today you see black women with hair styles like that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/28/12 at 08:25 PM
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