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Makeup, Costume, and Toupees in 1920s Chicago

Explore makeup and costumes from cinema's earliest days to the present

About This Tour


Dab on some blush! Adjust your hairpiece! Take a jaunt through film history—with special focus on makeup, costumes, and 1920s Chicago.

Join Chicago Movie Tours as we explore makeup and costumes from cinema's earliest days to the present. This program features:

  • An overview of movie makeup and costumes, including the general purposes and functions of each

  • A peek into the life of Chicago’s expert toupee maker in the 1920s and how he responded to trends in the movies and on the streets

  • Historic advertisements and photos from fan magazines and newspapers showcasing Hollywood’s standards of male and female beauty


What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

   •    HD video
   •    Photos
   •    Clips and screenshots
   •    Maps
   •    Newspapers
   •    Movie fan magazines
   •    Animated slideshows
   •    Expert commentary...and more

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