George westmore

 

 George Westmore, Director of Makeup,  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 1930

George Westmore, Director of Makeup,  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 1930

influencing the standards of beauty: establishing an industry that did not exist

George Henry Westmore, the Father of the Motion Picture Make-up Business. 

 From Left to Right; Wally, Ada, George (Standing), Monte (Standing, middle), Dorothy, and the twins, Ernie (seated, middle front) Percy, and the family dog.

From Left to Right; Wally, Ada, George (Standing), Monte (Standing, middle), Dorothy, and the twins, Ernie (seated, middle front) Percy, and the family dog.

Immigration, ambition, and hard work

Born on the Isle of Wight, the eldest son of a Stone Coalsman, George Westmore had dreams that would take him beyond the island. 

George's first hairdressing salon, Upper High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, 1901, next to the Baptist Church. 

 "To a modern Samson who beards the lion in his den, from one who has required more hair than any man living." - Cecil B. DeMille

"To a modern Samson who beards the lion in his den, from one who has required more hair than any man living." - Cecil B. DeMille

living the American dream

George Westmore sailed half way around the world with $45 in his pocket. He immigrated to the United States with his family and pioneered what would become a multi-million dollar industry in Hollywood.