Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Random Snippet

New York Times, April 25th, 1929

According to a Dec. 1929 Screenland article by Rob Wagner, before Charlie began having his hair professionally dyed, he applied a "daily smearing of mascara" to cover up his gray but it became "too messy & irksome." I can well imagine.

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  1. mascara??? I can imagine the mess in the LA heat, and under movie lights as well. I always thought he dyed his own hair at home. With dye.

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    1. His hair dye in the Circus, especially in some of the tightrope scenes, looks as if he did it himself because in only the front part is dyed black--very black. I can't imagine he did that with mascara (it looks more like shoe polish!) By 1929, he was also dying more than his temples.

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