Frank westmore

"There'll always be a Westmore." - Frank Westmore

 From left to right: Mont Jr., Martha Raye, Frank, and Bud.

From left to right: Mont Jr., Martha Raye, Frank, and Bud.

the youngest westmore

The youngest Westmore, Frank, learned the makeup business from each of his 5 brothers.


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working on my Geshia

The movie, My Geshia, starring Shirley McLaine, won box-office acclaim, and it was Frank Westmore who transformed  "a freckled-faced super-tomboy" into a believable Japanese beauty. 

 Shirley MacLaine in a Geisha make-up.

Shirley MacLaine in a Geisha make-up.


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the westmores of hollywood

The Westmores of Hollywood, was written by Frank Westmore and Muriel Davidson.  It was published in 1976. Frank dedicated his book to all Westmores, past, present, and future.

Frank understood that he wasn't last in line of the  Westmore Dynasty, but he was the connection to the past.  Without this book, the family history might be lost.  He worked tirelessly to pay tribute to his Father, George, and his brothers, Monte, Ern, Perc, Wally, and Bud.  He reached out to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1973, to ask for a family Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and started a campaign to have a Best Makeup category added to the Academy Awards Presentation.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added the new category, Best Makeup and Hairdressing, in 1981.  Frank's nephew, Michael Westmore won the Oscar for Best Makeup for his groundbreaking work on the film, Mask (1986).

In 2008, the Westmores' of Hollywood were awarded their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The star is located at 1645 Vine street, near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.