My attention was drawn to the slashes of bright red lipstick, but even more stricking were her eyes. They were accentuated by blue eye shadow and layers of false lashes with brown, not black, mascara. It was the eyes that dominated.
I was to learn that Bette customarily took this kind of care with her appearance when meeting someone for the first time. She shared with Mae West the belief that the first impression was the one that counted most and always remained. The next time, one met more of a private person and less of a star, someone who had put in fewer hours of preparation. By the third meeting, she could be quite casual, without her false eyelashes, without the carefully coiffed wig, but never without her bright red lips.
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone
You have such a huge fan base and it’s such an interesting show. Do your fans ask you for anything unusual? It being such an unusual show.
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Grace Coddington by Brian Duffy, 1960
Marlene Dietrich in a screen test for Der Blaue Engel, 1929
"One day I received a call to come and make a test for the part and I was told to bring along a very naughty song. Well, I was so sure that I was never going to get the part that I went there without the song. But the director had great patience with me and he said, ‘You know, you have to sing a song for this test.’ I said, ‘Yes I know but which one?’ And he said, ‘Well, as long as you didn’t bring a naughty song, sing any song you like.’ And I said, ‘I like American songs.’ He said, ‘All right then, sing an American song.’”