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Theatrical Makeup Articles

  • Academic Journal

    By: Lewandowski, Elizabeth; Tot, Cassie; Wallace, Carter. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Summer2014, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p22-29, 8p, 11 Color Photographs Abstract: In this article, the author offers information on the use of silicone in makeupdesign for theater. Particular focus is given to how silicone can be used as an alternative to latex. Additional topics discussed include latex allergies, techniques for utilizing silicone in makeup and the increasing number of allergies in the 21st-century.; (AN 99015574), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Theatrical makeup; Silicones; Latex allergy; Allergy prevention; Theater -- Technological innovations

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    Academic Journal

    By: Brewster, Karen; Fischer, Ryan. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Winter2012, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p28-33, 6p, 20 Color Photographs Abstract: The article offers a guide on hair preparation and wig application for wardrobe staff working ontheatrical productions. The author describes the method of wig application used by wig and makeup designer Ryan Fischer, including pin curling long hair in order to distribute it evenly across the scalp, applying elastic sports bandages and wig caps before applying wigs, and gluing lace on wigs, and removing wigs.; (AN 71424196), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Theatrical wigs; Costume designers; Costume; Costume design; Hairstyles; All other clothing stores; Other Clothing Stores; Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing; Other Specialized Design Services; Independent actors, comedians and performers; Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; Beauty Salons; Hairdressing; Fischer, Ryan

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    Academic Journal

    By: Willard, Helen. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Summer2010, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p57-65, 9p Abstract: A report on the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference & Stage Expo, held in Kansas City, Missouri, from March 31 to April 3, 2010. The largest Stage Expo ever, this event attracted 4,096 people and featured 178 exhibitors in 30,050 square feet of exhibit space, as well as a large number and broad variety of special exhibits. The focal point was Center Stage @ Expo, where the daily events included “MakeUp Day” and an all-day scene-painting demonstration. A list of exhibitors is provided.; (AN 505344374), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Kansas City (Mo.); Missouri; United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (Organization); United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (Organization) -- Congresses; Wenger Corp.; BMI Supply (Company); Ohio University;Theater -- United States; Theater -- Production & direction -- Exhibitions; Conferences & conventions; Exhibitions -- Congresses

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    Academic Journal

    By: Fleming, Heather. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Spring2010, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p46-51, 6p Abstract: Heather Fleming, wig/makeup designer at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, discusses her work on the theater's stageproduction of Dracula, which it has been presenting every fall for the past 15 years. Developed by William McNulty, a longtime resident actor and director with the company, Dracula provides Fleming with abundant opportunities to continue improving her skills and to discover new things about special-effects makeup. A sidebar presents a brief interview with McNulty.; (AN 505322193), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Theatrical makeup; Dracula, Count (Fictitious character); Theatrical prosthetic makeup; Performance artists; Masks; Actors; Theater -- Production & direction; Cosmetics; Audiences

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Makeup Images


Library of Congress American Memory
More than 7 million sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience drawn from more than 100 collections

New York Pulic Library Gallery
650,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities--illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, fashion plates, and other printed ephemera

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room
Images from the Library of Congress.

LIFE photo archive
Millions of images from Life Magazine, from 1750s through today. Hosted by Google.

Images from the California State University IMAGE Project. Organized by subject.

Flickr Common
Photographs from cultural heritage institutions such as libraries and museums.

McCoy's Guide to Theatre&Performance Studies
A brief guide to internet resources organized by Ken McCoy of Stetson University. Links to comprehensive sites, unique or special interest sites and sites providing valuable research tools.

List of Theater Images on the Web
Online theater image collections, maintained by a librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Theatre Makeup Books


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