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What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:15 pm
by Darren Nemeth
What stage makeup did actors and comedians use in movies to whiten up their face in the 1900s-1910s?
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Re: What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:09 pm
by Richard M Roberts
Darren Nemeth wrote:What stage makeup did actors and comedians use in movies to whiten up their face in the 1900s-1910s?
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Good old Max Factor white greasepaint foundation also known as "clown white" as it is also known. Been around and lasts forever, still being made by several companies including Mehron.

I actually has a glob of it on my office window from a film shoot once, I left it on the window for years and it never dried out.


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Re: What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:50 pm
by Bill Sprague
The stuff lasts forever or it is loaded with preservatives. just like you could leave a Hostess Twinkie on a shelf for 50 years and it would still be there with a good size load of dust.