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The actor John Drew once shaved his mustache for a role in the play "Rosemary". Some time later, Drew encountered Max Beerbohm, whom he recognized but could not place.

Beerbohm, however, remembered Drew -- and offered a curious explanation for his plight: "Mr. Drew," he declared, "I'm afraid you don't recognize me without your mustache!"

[Beerbohm entered Merton College, Oxford, at the age of eighteen and quickly gained a reputation as an aesthete and dandy. "I was a modest, good-humored boy," he once recalled. "It was Oxford that has made me insufferable."]

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