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Location – George Westmore Research Library & Museum

NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA

April  2012 – Press Release:

George Westmore Research Library & Museum – New Location

George Westmore.phpThe 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 @

http://www.WestmoreMuseum.com

http://www.Twitter.com/WestmoreMuseum

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.

Westmore Museum Joins Youtube.com & Tweddoe.com

NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA

June 27, 2009 – Press Release:

George Westmore Research Library & Museum – Joins New Media Craze on “Youtube.com & Tweddoe”

George Westmore.php The George Westmore Research Library & Museum has joined the “New Media Generation on “Youtube.com, Tweddoe & Twitpic” with postings of a new video.

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.

George Westmore career began in 1901 he opened a hair dressing salon, Newport, then worked in Canterbury, Kent, until after 1906, in Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec, Canada, and Pittsburgh, San Antonio, New Orleans, Buffalo, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. In 1913 he added makeup to his repertory, Cleveland; began teaching Perc and Ern the art of wigmaking when they were nine; 1917 he was working at Maison Cesare, Los Angeles, first began at Selig-Polyscope Studio moving on to Triangle Film Corporation (a.k.a. Triangle Motion Picture Company), and other studios: responsible for Mary Pickford’s curls in the late 1910s. George’s greater contribution, though, may have been in fathering six sons, all of whom went into makeup design.

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Learn More About the Westmore’s of Hollywood @

http://www.myspace.com/WestmoreMuseum

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