|Perc, Wally and Bud Westmore.|
Mary Pickford, who he curled her famous hair daily by making false ringlets.
The Talmadge Sisters.
He fathered three generations of movie makeup artists, beginning with his six sons: Perc, Ern, Monte, Wally, Bud, and Frank. By 1926, Monte, Perc, Ern, and Bud had become the chief makeup artists at four major studios, and all continued to break ground in new beauty and horror illusions.
In 1921, Monte became Rudolph Valentino's sole makeup artist. When Valentino died in 1926, Monte went to Selznick International.
Thirteen years later, he was make up artiest for the film, Gone With the Wind (1939).
In 1923 Perc worked at First National-Warner Bros. and, over twenty-seven years, started beauty trends and disguises including, in 1939, the faces of:
Charles Laughton's, Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Bette Davis's eyebrow less, white faced look in the film, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
In the early 1920s he blended Stein Pink greasepaint with eye shadow, preceding Factor's Panchromatic. Ern, at RKO from 1929 to 1931 and then at Fox from 1935, was adept at finding the right look for stars of the 1930s.
Wally headed Paramount makeup from 1926, where he created, Frederic March's transformation in, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (1931).
Frank followed him there. Bud led Universals makeup department for twenty-three years, specializing in rubber prosthetics and body suits such as the one used in, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).
Together they built the House of Westmore salon, which served stars and the public. Later generations have continued the name, including brothers Michael and Marvin who have excelled in special makeup effects, such as in the films:
Blade Runner (1982).
Raging Bull (1980).
Other films that the Westmore family did the make-up for:
Smilin' Through (Franklin)
Blood and Sand (Niblo)
Monsieur Beaucaire (Olcott)
A Sainted Devil (Henabery)
Cobra (Henabery); The Eagle (Brown)
Son of the Sheik (Fitzmaurice); The King of Kings (DeMille)
Mexicali Rose (Kenton)
The House of Rothschild (Werker)
Mutiny on the Bounty (Lloyd)
Intermezzo (Ratoff); Gone with the Wind (Fleming)
Stella Dallas (H. King); The Lost World (Hoyt)
Captain Blood (Curtiz); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Reinhardt and Dieterle)
Cain and Mabel (Bacon); The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle); The Walking Dead (Curtiz)
The Life of Emile Zola (Dieterle); Dead End (Wyler)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Curtiz); The Return of Dr. X (V. Sherman); Juarez (Dieterle); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dieterle)
Kings Row (Wood)
The Blue Veil (Bernhardt)
The Catered Affair (Brooks)
Munster, Go Home! (Bellamy)
The Arrangement (Kazan)
There Was a Crooked Man . . . (Mankiewicz)
The Sea Beast (Webb)
Way Back Home ( Old Greatheart ) (Seiter)
A Bill of Divorcement (Cukor)
Lost Horizon (Capra)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mamoulian); Island of Lost Souls (Kenton)
Alice in Wonderland (McLeod)
The General Died at Dawn (Mielstone)
Spawn of the North (Hathaway); Professor Beware (Nugent)
The Great Man's Lady (Wellman)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Edwards); One-Eyed Jacks (Brando)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford)
The Carpetbaggers (Dmytryk); Lady in a Cage (Grauman); Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin)
The Oscar (Rouse); This Property Is Condemned (Pollack)
Barefoot in the Park (Saks)
The Odd Couple (Saks); Will Penny (Gries)
The Molly Maguires (Ritt); There Was a Crooked Man ... (Mankiewicz)
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Pichel)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (Arnold)
Tarantula (Arnold); This Island Earth (Newman)
Creature Walks among Us (Sherwood); The Mole People (Vogel)
Deadly Mantis (Juran); Land Unknown (Vogel); Man of a Thousand Faces (Pevney)
Flower Drum Song (Koster); Lover Come Back (Delbert Mann)
Lonely Are the Brave (Miller); That Touch of Mink (Delbert Mann); To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan)
The List of Adrian Messenger (Huston); Captain Newman, M.D. (Miller)
I Saw What You Did (Castle); The War Lord (Schaffner)
Madame X (Rich); The Plainsman (Rich)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Hill); The War Wagon (Kennedy)
Death of a Gunfighter (Smithee); Sweet Charity (Rosse); Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (Polonsky)
Airport (Seaton); The Forbin Project (Sargent)
Soylent Green (Fleischer)
Beyond the Blue Horizon (Santell)
Tars and Spars (Green)
Let's Live a Little (Wallace)
Storm Warning (Heisler)
Rancho Notorious (F. Lang)
All I Desire (Sirk)
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Lamont)
The Mountain (Dmytryk); The Ten Commandments (DeMille)
The Joker is Wild (C. Vidor); The Buster Keaton Story (Sheldon)
Hot Spell (Daniel Mann); Houseboat (Shavelson); The Match-maker (Anthony); The Buccaneer (Quinn)
The Rat Race (Mulligan)
My Geisha (Cardiff); Two for the Seesaw (Wise)
Irma La Douce (Wilder)
What a Way to Go! (Lee Thompson)
The Flight of the Phoenix (Aldrich)
Two Mules for Sister Sara (Siegel)
Fool's Paradise (McLaglen); The Beguiled (Siegel)
Kung Fu (Thorpe)
The Towering Inferno (Guillermin and Allen); Mr. Ricco (Bogart)
Farewell, My Lovely (Richards)
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