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question re: bette davis' makeup


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I know why it was done, when Bette started her film career the fan magazines noticed her resemblence to Constance Bennett, so Bette decided to take the bow out of her lips and made a line straight across and go over her natural lipline, there are two movies where she shows her real mouth, they are, In This Our Life and The Little Foxes, in her later career her over-rouged mouth became her trademark....

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You have raised an interesting subject on the over use of makeup on some stars.

 

I have a movie called "The Family Secret" - 1924 and the man, Edward Earle is the best example of the subject. The studio applied WAY TOO MUCH pancake makeup on his face. He actually looks like a ghost in the movie. Any thoughts?

 

I don't know whats worst, making a silent star look like Casper or making Bette Davis look like Mik Jagger (a little pun).

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