Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2023

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46 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2023 MAKE-UP Continued from page 43 look is when Steve appears on a talk show and his foundation is too light for him. In this instance, make-up critically represents the historical reference of limited color ranges available during that time period. It also serves as an adjunct in the storyline depicting Steve's awkwardness in a public role. Steve's suicide by hanging in prison is done with stock pieces and paint. Stock wound pieces are also used on Nick for his murder and again when his apparition appears to Steve in prison. For the women, there's nothing natural about how we remember the '80s look. Make-up is colorful, bright, complex, and bold! Irene, Steve's wife, played by Annaleigh Ashford, maintains a more conservative style. Her polished make-up is reminiscent of the Dallas TV series, just this side of Dynasty's Joan Collins. Denise, Chippendales costumer and Nick's BFF, played by Juliette Lewis, arrives at the club as a daring, fashion forward, outgoing woman. Her look is consistent, with color choices being more intense. The arc of female patrons at Chippendales starts with more natural uniform make-up look. As the series progresses, the nightclub is a hit and men are eventually permitted entry in the highly successful club after the strip shows have finished. The female patrons then are arriving made up for men and ready to party. The fun of the environment is seen by a broad spectrum of vibrant '80s color in full-face make-up representing individual style. The characters of Paul Snider and Dorothy Stratten are historically correct. Paul's character traits include a particularly shaped mustache and sideburns using the actor's hair. Dorothy is always seen as the glamorous 1979 Playboy centerfold. In addition to Paul and Dorothy, there are look-a-like make-ups for Gabe Kaplan, Geraldo Rivera, Gene Shalit, and Peter Bogdanovich. A separate dream sequence showcases several avant-garde full body make-ups done with Illustrator and aqua color. The extensive work in a period piece like Welcome to Chippendales is only possible with a cohesive team of professionals who are dedicated to creating the best possible product. Abby Lyle Clawson, Department Head assistant, and main trailer crew, Robyn Rebbe and Silvi Knight, executed looks on all of the main cast, alongside Department Head Make-up David Williams. Kate Biscoe served as the background supervisor who oversaw extensive background days with hundreds of additional talent going through the works. Victor Del Castillo, along with Chelsea Jolton, Alex Rondon, Ashley Hooker and Jed Dornoff, made sure our dancers were always on point. •

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