It’s safe to say that the Kardashians are probably some of the very few brunettes to dominate Los Angeles life and in Hollywood pop culture. While that might make them the official Addams Family in the neighborhood where they live, it seems that living in Hollywood is like living in an “Orphan Black” world where one blonde woman was cloned into a million others to dominate every block around the greater L.A. area. Why so many blondes live in Los Angeles and work in various levels of showbiz is still in need of a study. It’s something that’s not just endemic to Los Angeles and most of Southern California.
Apparently Kim Kardashian was starting to feel like she was the elephant in the room after being seen wearing a blonde wig out in public. Nobody seems to know why she did it, other than perhaps being smarter than we think and ribbing the idea that being a blonde in Hollywood is almost a rite of passage now. But has anybody bothered to trace why so many blondes permeate the showbiz capital of the world? Does it spring back to the influence of the blonde bombshells of the past, or is there just nepotism going on where L.A. inbreeding created more blondes than ever?
The Persona of Blondes Succeeding in Hollywood
While you may find some who automatically think of the prurient side (as in the porn industry) why so many blondes live in Los Angeles, it probably goes back to before the porn industry took over the town. Back in the 1930s, blonde bombshell Jean Harlow likely kicked off a new wave of blonde actresses traveling to Los Angeles to try and make it in Hollywood. This probably increased tenfold 20 years later when Marilyn Monroe nearly exceeded what Harlow started. In fact, it was Marilyn who no doubt brought the real influx of blondes who wanted to be like her.
Unfortunately, many of them didn’t make it after being compared to Marilyn Monroe. Many of them probably started other careers in the Los Angeles area and subsequently set off a multi-generational family trail that’s led to the inbreeding theory. The blonde gene probably became so embedded into the L.A. area that it’s spread into virtually neighborhood and corner.
It probably didn’t help that Hugh Hefner started using blondes in Playboy because of his infatuation with Marilyn Monroe and placing her on the first issue’s cover. In the last 50 years, blondes have unfortunately taken on the stigma as being empty-headed and likely candidates for being consumed into Hefner’s bacchanalia. This kind of reputation still goes on and doesn’t seem to get any better, even if we know that most blondes aren’t dumb and sometimes still play dumb with the assumption it’s still marketable.
With the Kardashians well ensconced into the Hollywood mix and now having children, you have to wonder if they’re the key to changing the gene pool in Los Angeles. Also, as more people realize how much of a bubble Los Angeles is to reality, more of the same people who make up the stereotypes of Hollywood may be moving out to find a new way of life. In that case, the brunette may become the dominant hair color there within the next 50 years.
Let’s also not forget if Lindsay Lohan manages to find sanity in Hollywood and has children, those with red hair will also enter the population gene pool. That doesn’t mean there also won’t be irony in Lindsay Lohan going around as a blonde for the rest of her life and ultimately forgetting what her original hair color was.