Ann Dvorak & Max Factor

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 362

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In the waning days of the Year of Ann Dvorak, I am really digging into the vaults for content.

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Here are scans of four 8×10″ negatives of make-up man Max Factor applying product to our darling Ann. She was used on a handful of ads to endorse his products, though I would imagine it was a stipulation of her Warner Bros. contract rather than anything she received side money for.

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Since she’s wearing an outfit from Three on a Match in these photos, I am assuming these were shot during the production of that film. That would place these around May/June of 1932, right before she walked out on her contract for that honeymoon we have talked about so often here.

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Isn’t our girl just stunning in the capable hands of Mr. Factor?

2 Comments

  1. Mike December 28, 2013

    “our darling ann” is indeed stunning.

    I was reminded upon watching “Stage Door” last month, that another actress who sometimes reminds me of Ann is Andrea Leeds. I see the resemblance in the third photo above. And there’s another Ann profile shot you’ve posted a couple of times where I see it. Unlike Ann, I believe Andrea was actually a Goldwyn Girl, or at least under contract to him.

  2. Scott December 28, 2013

    Just like that Vivian Revere … sitting down for a make-up application while, no doubt, leaving her young son at home to make do on a plate of stale Hors d’oeuvres!

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