The Federal Government cracked down on Veronica Lake today as a menace to the war effort. It said too many lady airplane workers imitating her peek-a-boo bob had scalped themselves in the machinery. Miss Lake agreed. She said she was tired of looking at the world through one eye anyway, and that henceforth she would wear her hair on the top of her head.
Any woman who wears her hair over one eye is silly. I never have worn it that way myself, except in pictures. It made a good trade mark on the screen, but it was hard, mighty hard, to see where I was going.
Source: Taboo on Peek-a-Boo Her Hair Menaces War Effort, The Windsor Daily Star, Feb 16 1943, Page 8