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Old 08-07-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Never the glamour in the Hollywood sense and she knew it, but these photos of her are beautiful.










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Old 08-07-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Never the glamour in the Hollywood sense and she knew it, but these photos of her are beautiful.
Nice photos dizzy, but all except one were taken by studio photographers. These guys were experts, and covered flaws brilliantly. I have seen a photo of my mother, taken by a talented photographer in the late 40s........ I can hardly tell it's her........ but boy, she looks glamorous......

The photo of Bette with her sister, is more the real her. Plus she didn't age well. If you look at her in her last Warner's film, 'Beyond The Forest', in 1949, Bette looks her age for sure, and she was only about 40 years old.



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Old 08-07-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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True.. but dont spoil it Dave hahaha.. Why have the moon when we can have the stars............think that was it from Now Voyager.. I think the hairstyles too didnt always suit her and could have been softer..
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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True.. but dont spoil it Dave hahaha.. Why have the moon when we can have the stars............think that was it from Now Voyager.. I think the hairstyles too didnt always suit her and could have been softer..
The studios each had an expert in make-up. The Westmore's had about five brothers working in different make-up departments. The guy at Warners, was called Perc Westmore. He worked on Bette's 'look' throughout the late 30s. Later, he had Joan Crawford, and he changed her 'look' from the one she had at MGM.

The experts had tricks like filming older actresses through a gauze over the lens of the camera. This softened the lines in their faces. Those close-ups could be cruel on the older gals. This is still done today, especially on television.

If ever you see Angela Lansbury in 'Murder She Wrote' watch how soft her face looks in her close ups. Everybody else, the photography is very clear........ There was a problem with Doris Day in her later films. The gauze wasn't working too well. Some wag said, "let's try linoleum........
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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The studios each had an expert in make-up. The Westmore's had about five brothers working in different make-up departments. The guy at Warners, was called Perc Westmore. He worked on Bette's 'look' throughout the late 30s. Later, he had Joan Crawford, and he changed her 'look' from the one she had at MGM.

The experts had tricks like filming older actresses through a gauze over the lens of the camera. This softened the lines in their faces. Those close-ups could be cruel on the older gals. This is still done today, especially on television.

If ever you see Angela Lansbury in 'Murder She Wrote' watch how soft her face looks in her close ups. Everybody else, the photography is very clear........ There was a problem with Doris Day in her later films. The gauze wasn't working too well. Some wag said, "let's try linoleum........
My Doris ....never Dave....hahaha. yes I read that too years ago... maybe I can pick up a cheap chiffon scarf and wear it all day. might work... I remember reading about Max Factor and he had said that Liz Taylor was the only star he couldnt do any more too with makeup.. http://vintagemakeupguide.com/2014/1...x-factor-1934/
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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My Doris ....never Dave....hahaha. yes I read that too years ago... maybe I can pick up a cheap chiffon scarf and wear it all day. might work... I remember reading about Max Factor and he had said that Liz Taylor was the only star he couldnt do any more too with makeup.. Joan Crawford’s Beauty Tricks – by Max Factor 1934 | vintage makeup guide
A lot of ladies don't realise Max Factor was a real person......... He was an expert in hiding faults with well applied make-up.

Joan Crawford changed her look over the decades, and learned to use make-up well.

Liz Taylor, as a young woman was stunningly beautiful, and I would imagine so even without make-up. If you look at photos taken of her when she was a child, she had thick eyelashes, and those violet eyes. She must be the most beautiful woman who ever appeared in films. She reached her physical peak in 1958, in 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.'........... she also had incredible shoulders.


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Old 08-07-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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A lot of ladies don't realise Max Factor was a real person......... He was an expert in hiding faults with well applied make-up.

Joan Crawford changed her look over the decades, and learned to use make-up well.

Liz Taylor, as a young woman was stunningly beautiful, and I would imagine so even without make-up. If you look at photos taken of her when she was a child, she had thick eyelashes, and those violet eyes. She must be the most beautiful woman who ever appeared in films. She reached her physical peak in 1958, in 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.'........... she also had incredible shoulders.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZSEz455620
Nice of a man to notice her shoulders hahah but know what you mean... her waistline set it all off... and that dress was incredible, watched the film last week as I hadnt seen it in years Big Daddy and Big Momma haha. there you go Dave shoulders and all the woman is awesome https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/312929874086236616/
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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She looks like a stunning redhead. It's too bad that her early films were black and white.

Combined with her firecracker of a personality, she must have been quite a formidable woman in person.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:26 AM
 
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She looks like a stunning redhead. It's too bad that her early films were black and white.

Combined with her firecracker of a personality, she must have been quite a formidable woman in person.
I thought they were all coloured films. way back...
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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I don't feel that any of those pictures do her beauty justice.
Here are some pics that I feel are better:

https://s9.postimg.org/x6n1os1v3/Bette_c_1950.jpg
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...59610065_n.jpg
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t5...MDg5Mw%3D%3D.2
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t5...NTc1Ng%3D%3D.2
https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram...NzMzNA%3D%3D.2

BTW, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is said to bear a strong resemblance to Bette.
Aishwarya Rai stuns in strapless claret red dress at Cannes Film Festival | Daily Mail Online
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