1930s Hollywood Makeup – Satirical Photograph

1930s Hollywood Make-Up Satire – Will Connell 1937-


This iconic 1937 Will Connell photograph taken from his photo book “In Pictures” shows a man using a roller brush to paint on a woman’s makeup. The image lampoons the amount of makeup worn by Hollywood actresses!
Will Connell taight himself photography . Opening a studio in Los Angeles in 1925 and becoming a member of the Camera Pictorialists. He was a teacher at Art Center College in Pasadena from 1931 until he died.image courtesy of the Digital Public Library of America