The Revlon Fingernail Rumor

For decades, beginning around World War II and persisting until at least the 1980s, a rumor circulated alleging that Revlon was willing to buy people's fingernails "for experimental cosmetic purposes" as long as they were over an inch long. The going price was said to be around $10 per nail.

Revlon repeatedly denied the rumor. Nevertheless, it continued to circulate.

I wasn't able to find any references to the rumor online. So it must have finally faded away.

The Miami Herald - Jan 18, 1969


The Indianapolis News - June 18, 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 19, 2021
     Category: Body | Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Myths and Fairytales

Just as stupid as the late 1980's fad of collecting soda can pull rings (Remember those?) as a charity for some kid suffering from some rare, deadly disease. Those ended up in the trash also.
Posted by KDP on 01/19/21 at 05:54 PM
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