Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2016

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62 SECRETARY-TREASURER NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS GUILD GUILD NEWS Edie Bahr Giles (1930–2016) Journeyman body make-up artist Edie Bahr Giles joined Local 706 in 1981, attaining journeyman status in 1983. Often the unsung hero- ines, the body make-up artists were a select group who rarely secured per- manent jobs. Most often, they traveled from show to show on a daily basis. Edie received her training by working one day at a time at all the major studios. She worked on hundreds of television pro- ductions at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Lorimar, CBS, MGM, Aaron Spelling and many others. As the classifi cation of body make-up was phased out in the late 1990s, those artists were offered training to be reclas- sifi ed as journeyman make-up artists. Edie remained in her original craft and remained employed as body make-up until 2003, when she retired. Edie loved her union and was appointed to serve on the Local 706 Board of Trustees in 1988, serving one term. In her retired years, her health declined and she passed away from natural causes. Edie Giles died on May 29, 2016, but Local 706 was not notifi ed until just recently. Double Celebration Dia and Daurio Fountaine are one year old! Love, Michelle and Tyson Double Celebration AMI Shirley Gilbert Kirby (1940–2016) Journeyman hair stylist Shirley Gilbert was apprenticed by Lorraine Roberson, and spent the beginning of her career at 20th Century Fox working on the backlot, doing background performers on Hello, Dolly! and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was an extraordinary talent who preferred to work quietly, without fanfare. Around 1974, she partnered with make-up artist Bruce Hutchinson and the two worked together for more than 20 years on some of the most iconic television productions of that era: Love American Style, Blansky's Beauties, Laverne & Shirley, Angie, Happy Days, Brothers and numerous movies of the week. Bruce referred to Shirley Gilbert as an "architect and an artist." The cre- ation of "Fonzie's" hair style on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley's 1950s and '60s looks, the showgirl styles of Blansky's Beauties and the contemporary styles for Webster and everything in between, Shirley could do it all beautifully. Her silly, wry observations noted that "you cannot move around on a set without something amusing you." Shirley led a very private life and when she and her fi reman husband retired in 1989, she moved to Mammoth Lakes, and then to the Morrow Bay area. Complications from a serious illness took our sister Shirley very quickly late in September 2016. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Kimberly and Kathleen. Local 706 was not notifi ed of any services. Brian McManus (1952–2016) Journeyman make-up artist Brian McManus died of lung cancer on July 23, Local 706 is reporting. He was 63. He is survived by his brother Craig. McManus was known in the indus- try for being able to fi x anything, and is remembered fondly for his generous and kind nature. Barry Koper, who worked with and lived with McManus for many years, remembered his friend: "He was a can- do kind of guy; if something needed to be fi xed, he was the guy you called. He was really mellow, just a nice guy. Not a mean bone in his body. He was an asset to our industry." McManus began his career in live the- ater and made his mark in the industry while working at CBS. During his years there, he worked on The Carol Burnett Show, Three's Company (as Suzanne Somers' personal) and The Bold and the Beautiful. McManus was Burt Reynolds' personal make-up artist for more than 20 years, and collaborated with the actor on productions such as Evening Shade, Boogie Nights, Striptease, Johnson County War and Citizen Ruth. He was also William Shatner's personal on Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek Memories. His most recent work includes Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Deadwood, Lincoln and A Walk in the Woods. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Makeup for a Series for his work on Deadwood. Local 706 reports that services were limited to family, and any services for friends will be announced at a later date. In Memoriam Doreen Schultz Marchetti (1963–2016) Beloved by those who worked with her, journeyman hair stylist Doreen Schultz Marchetti inspired, loved and laughed, and was a creative light for everyone around her. Doreen became a member of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild in 1992, when the IATSE merged with NABET Local 531. Doreen achieved her journey-

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