NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA
April 2012 – Press Release:
George Westmore Research Library & Museum – New Location
The George Westmore Research Library & Museum
Marvin G. Westmore, Founder & CEO of the Library & Museum commented;
“We are looking for a new location that will provide us with an opportunity to serve the needs of the community, along with the film industry, giving everyone a foundation as well as an appreciation for makeup and hair design as a lasting cultural art form.”
Marvin’s Grandfather, George H. Westmore was responsible for founding the very first makeup department at a motion picture studio in 1917. Prior to that time, actors in film production came from stage performance work, and in most cases applied their own or assisted their fellow actors with makeup application.
In the history of the modern American movies, there are but few legacies of makeup artists. Only one family features four working generations: The Westmore’s of Hollywood. With ties to virtually every studio in the annals of cinema, the Westmore’s created classic beauty makeups back to the earliest years of silent film.
Learn more about the history of Makeup by visiting one of the many Westmore Makeup “Official” Sites and join the Westmore Twitter WebSite @
The George Westmore Research Library & Museum is reviewing new educational opportunities, looking at new locations, and developing exhibits with local museums and educational institutions for special traveling exhibits.