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Hedy Lamarr

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OH, and one more note here about all the beautiful actresses there were back during the studio era...

I'll bet if you would have somehow seen even THE most beautiful of 'em out their withOUT makeup on and NOT all dolled up like they are in these photos, very very few of 'em would have left much of an impression on you after such an encounter.

(...any bets here?) 

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4 minutes ago, Dargo said:

OH, and one more note here about all the beautiful actresses there were back during the studio era...

I'll bet if you would have somehow seen even THE most beautiful of 'em out their withOUT makeup on and NOT all dolled up like they are in these photos, very very few of 'em would have left much of an impression on you after such an encounter.

(...any bets here?) 

Doubtful, as I've always preferred women with little to no make-up. I would probably prefer quite a few of them sans maquillage. The make-up just makes them look worse, or phonier anyway. In my opinion, of course.

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For example, here's Hedy Lamarr with and without makeup -

 

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16 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

For example, here's Hedy Lamarr with and without makeup -

 

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OR, as Laurie Mitchell might put it to you here Lawrence (just pretend you're Eric Fleming here for a bit)...

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"So, you're saying you LIKE this 'au natural' look I have goin' on here BETTER than that cheap floozy blonde with the Hungarian accent in this thing?"

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20 minutes ago, Dargo said:

OH, and one more note here about all the beautiful actresses there were back during the studio era...

I'll bet if you would have somehow seen even THE most beautiful of 'em out their withOUT makeup on and NOT all dolled up like they are in these photos, very very few of 'em would have left much of an impression on you after such an encounter.

(...any bets here?) 

I think I alluded to that earlier re: make-up artists, photographers, etc. If you want proof, the next time you go to a medical or similar office pick up a People magazine and look at the candid shots.

As for the classic beauties, I think both they, their managers and publicists and the studios made sure that the publicity pictures were first class.

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I think there were classic beauties that didn't need a lot of make up to look good. Audrey Hepburn; Elizabeth Taylor; Grace Kelly; Lamarr; Gardner etc. At least in their prime. Some didnt age well. Some did.

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20 minutes ago, Hibi said:

I think there were classic beauties that didn't need a lot of make up to look good. Audrey Hepburn; Elizabeth Taylor; Grace Kelly; Lamarr; Gardner etc. At least in their prime. Some didnt age well. Some did.

Sure, to "look good". And yeah, especially in their prime. But, I would think "stunningly beautiful" was almost always a result of an "enhancement process" applied to them by makeup artists and the wardrobe dept people at their respective studios, and not to mention the lighting specialists and photographers involved in the overall process.

 

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A bit "OT" here, but too, in several of her movies, did anyone else here notice how the director(s) would kind of "vignette" around  INGRID BERGMAN's eyes?  Mostly in close ups, to "coax" the audience's attention to them.

As a wedding photographer, I often made good use of soft-edged "frost" vignette filters and light "fog" filters in bridal portrait shots.  But careful to make sure I got TWO shots, one with, and one without, to give 'em a choice because not ALL of them liked the filtered shots.  ;) 

And likely, many Hollywood cinematographers, with more skill and resources at hand than I had, could really enhance any already beautiful actress's looks to sheer magnificence!

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Including this guy for one of the most beautiful men status:

And yes..I like his chin "dent" too:

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LOL. What causes Cleft chin?

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16 hours ago, Dargo said:

Sure, to "look good". And yeah, especially in their prime. But, I would think "stunningly beautiful" was almost always a result of an "enhancement process" applied to them by makeup artists and the wardrobe dept people at their respective studios, and not to mention the lighting specialists and photographers involved in the overall process.

 

Yes, that helped too. But they were naturally beautiful to start with.

I remember in an interview when she was promoting her memoirs, Lana Turner was asked who was the most beautiful woman in Hollywood when she worked there and she said something like, "hands down, without make up, Hedy Lamarr")

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Thanks! (I think). My head is swimming.

I wonder how the cleft forms?  The muscle formation is different somehow (how it attaches, or doesn't) to the chin, I guess.

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I would put Ava in my top ten, but the way she lets her head fall back on her neck all the time really bothers me.  

My favorites are Hedy, Lana Turner, Liz Taylor, Gene Tierney, and Donna Reed.  Really, I could name about twenty I wouldn't mind changing faces with.

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13 hours ago, AndreaDoria said:

  Really, I could name about twenty I wouldn't mind changing faces with.

Well, not knowing what's up for trade, WE'D like to be the judge of that!  ;)

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On 6/12/2019 at 7:02 AM, Sepiatone said:

Well, not knowing what's up for trade, WE'D like to be the judge of that!  ;)

Sepiatone

If nothing else, I can at least  wear my gold high heels on the beach and get "X" tans up my hips!

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