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When Jackie Coogan Had His Hair Cut

Masculinity, Maturity, and the Movies in the 1920s

Peter W. Lee

!” ( Spence 1926: n.p .). On the eve of his tonsorial transformation, Johnny quips over his age-acceleration: “Not only that, I’m gonna grow a mustache!” ( Spence 1926: n.p .). Coogan’s operation signified not only his maturity, but his masculinization into a