Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2019

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THE ARTISAN WINTER 2019 • 45 EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS In Memoriam Virginia Darcy (1920-2018) Journeyman Hair Stylist One of the most outstanding hair stylists of her generation, Virginia Darcy was a true character, vivacious and sassy, talented and fun to be around but disciplined and exacting in her work ethic. Virginia loved to laugh and always kept it lively on the set. She apprenticed at MGM, Universal, Fox and the other major studios and applied for Local 706 membership in 1947, became a journeyman in 1948, and for the next four decades, created hair styles that remain iconic today. Early in her career, she worked with director Alfred Hitchcock on The Birds, Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. She remained in contact with actress Tippi Hedren until just last year when they were scheduled to be presenters at the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (but unfortunately, Hedren had to cancel). Other features included Funny Girl (the original), Cape Fear and Invitation to a Gunfighter. Her Golden Age of Television credits are even more impressive—she was the hair stylist on the original Star Trek, The Munsters, McHale's Navy, Kung Fu, The Virginian, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Bing Crosby Show, The Jack Benny Program and dozens of others. Virginia, Al Fama and Dick Smith were all nominated for Primetime Emmys for their outstanding work on North and South in the mid-1980s. She stayed in touch with many of her friends and colleagues after retirement. After living for many years in Carpenteria, Virginia moved to the Motion Picture Television Fund campus in Calabasas. Her health began to fail at the age of 98, and she passed away on December 26, 2018. She is survived by her two children, Jim and Dianne, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Agundez at her baby shower on the set of Criminal Minds. Shining Luna! Trainee hair stylist Valentino Agundez and Darnai Thomas welcomed daughter Luna Bailey Thomas on January 9, 2019. Baby Luna weighed 9 lb, 14 oz, and is sure to be spoiled by big brothers Evan and Ocean. Congratulations to the happy family! FOR CSATF-ELIGIBLE MEMBERS FREE 2019 TRAINING COURSES GET STARTED NOW! WWW.EIDO-ED.COM

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