Another non-board friend says Ethel is much more Bagley-like in the LDCHs. I guess she is but I wouldn't have come to that conclusion on my own. In "Kovacs/Moustache" both she and Lucy are sporting that new hairstyle than must have been au courant in 1960.
You know I was watching a few LDCH's this weekend and thought the exact same thing. I think it is in part to better clothes and a much improved confidence of the character.