Thu, Nov 09|
Makeup and Toupees in Chicago's Silent Movies
Travel back to Chicago's silent era to learn how makeup and men's hairpieces functioned both on and offscreen
Time and Location
Nov 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Join Chicago Movie Tours for a quick history of movie makeup and a peek into the life of Chicago’s expert toupee-maker during Hollywood's silent era.
While you look (virtually) at the State St. building that once held his thriving business, you'll learn how this Chicago-based wigmaker responded to trends in the movies and on the streets. On this virtual tour, you'll also see several historic advertisements and photos from 1920s fan magazines and newspapers showcasing Hollywood’s standards of male and female beauty.