In the history of the modern American cinema, there are but few legacies of makeup artists. While the legendary Burman and Dawn names each include three generations of makeup artists, there is but one lasting family that features four working generations: the Westmores of Hollywood. With ties to virtually every studio in the annals cinema, the Westmores have created classic monster makeups in top contemporary film and TV shows back to the earliest years of silent film. This 30-minute program is a docudrama with numerous rare photos in which a presenter offers his case for granting the Westmores their long deserved "star" on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. Featured in the video are detailed descriptions of the greatest Westmore monster makeups, including the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Fredric March, the Hunchback of Notre Dame with Charles Laughton, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein with Béla Lugosi, Glenn Strange, and Lon Chaney Jr., Man of a Thousand Faces with ... Written by
Filmed onstage at the first Monsterpalooza festival in May of 2009. See more »
Of his time on Raging Bull, Michael Westmore said, "When I finished Raging Bull, I literally said to myself, 'I probably will never do another movie like this the rest of my life.'
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