Thursday, April 23, 2015

Makeup for Shirley

In honor of what would have been her 87th birthday, today's post features a makeup test shot of Shirley Temple from May 22, 1947 (exactly 17 years before I was born!). She was filming "That Hagen Girl" which costarred future President Ronald Reagan as her romantic interest and possibly her father. Yuck!

Also posted here are both sides of the makeup and hairstyle chart from the Warner Brothers Studio; looks like Shirley required a lot of the Gene Hibbs Special! Hibbs did the makeup for "Green Acres," "Here's Lucy," and "The Judy Garland Show."

Apparently the Make-up Artist for Shirley was Nicki Marcellino, who most likely followed Gene Hibb's instructions.

The final result: a very dreamy looking Shirley!

So dreamy that she has to fight off the advances of Rory Calhoun!

The writers of this potboiler should have been more ashamed than Shirley's character!

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