May 28th, 2013

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Performing her makeup magic

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Thanks to Tally Haugen, we have a fascinating set of four pictures of Carole Lombard at work -- not acting, but getting ready to act, or just go out into the world. Because while she's a lovely lady in the image above, her face looks a trifle incomplete, even though she's put on her powder base. So it's on to the next step...mascara:

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From there, some eyebrow pencil:

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Finally, the finished product, Carole Lombard, queen of allure. Who needs to have the Westmores on call when you can do it yourself?

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According to Tally, this series of images ran in Life magazine -- and while I'm not doubting her, none of these cropped up in a check of the magazine's online photo archive. But no matter where (or when) it first ran, it's delightful to see, something every woman today can empathize with some three-quarters of a century or so after these were taken.

Blend a full-front facial view, a profile in shadow and a shapely leg, and you have our latest Lombard LiveJournal header, p1202-93.
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