Green hair of Baudelaire  

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The green hair episode is an often repeated legend of the life of Charles Baudelaire. It is first reported by Champfleury in his Souvenirs.

In the words of James Huneker:

"The joke of the green hair has been disposed of by Crépet[1]. Baudelaire's hair thinning after an illness, he had his head shaved and painted with salve of a green hue, hoping thereby to escape baldness."

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