Location – George Westmore Research Library & Museum

NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA

April 2012 – Press Release:

“George Westmore Research Library & Museum”

George Westmore.php    The GWRL & Museum has moved because in 2010 the “Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts” was purchased by Empire Beauty Schools @ www.Empire.edu.

Sadly after two years, (March of 2012) Empire decided, because of the nation’s continued economic problem as well as the US Bank’s reluctance to issue educational loans Empire announced it would not maintain the Hollywood/ Burbank Makeup School.  Empire has over 107 location across the United States.  The GWRL&M was not part of the Makeup Academy acquisition and thus continues to operate as a separate entity.

Currently, The George Westmore Research Library & Museum is reviewing new educational opportunities, looking at new locations, and developing exhibits with local museums and educational institutions for special traveling exhibits.

Marvin G. Westmore,  Founder & CEO of the GWR Library & Museum commented:

“We hope to find a new location that will provide us with an opportunity to serve the needs of the community, along with the film industry, giving everyone a strong foundation for our history as well as creating a new appreciation for makeup and hair design as a lasting cultural art form.  Currently we are developing exhibits with local museums and educational institutions for special traveling exhibits.  If you are interested we would like to hear from your professional curator.

Marvin’s Grandfather, George H. Westmore was responsible for founding the very first makeup department at a motion picture studio in 1917.  Prior to that time, actors in film production came from stage performance work, and in most cases applied their own or assisted their fellow actors with makeup application.

In the history of the modern American movies, there are but few legacies of makeup artists.  Only one family features four working generations: The Westmore’s of Hollywood.  With ties to virtually every studio in the annals of cinema, The Westmore’s created classic beauty makeups that have stood the test of time since the earliest years of silent film and emulated around the world.

Learn more about the history of Makeup by visiting one of the many Westmore Makeup “Official” Websites and join the Westmore Twitter Website @

http://www.Twitter.com/WestmoreMuseum

http://www.MarvinGWestmore.wordpress.com

http://www.Twitter.com/74Marv

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Westmore Museum – Movie Poster Join Collection

NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA

July 1, 2009 – Press Release:

George Westmore Research Library & Museum – “Movie Posters Join Collection”


George Westmore.phpThe George Westmore Research Library & Museum is proud to announce the addition of approximately 2,500+ motion picture movie posters to its collection. An anonymous donor contributed them to the 501(c)3 non-profit Library & Museum for historical preservation. The collection of posters was amassed over a 45-year period, from a working member of the Hollywood community, who had a deep appreciation for Hollywood film history.


President of the Museum commented about the donation: “The idea that these iconic images will be on display for students, researchers and the public for years to come was the major reason for this donation. Many of the posters will require special handling because of their delicate condition. We hope to add several new posters to our display each year as we organize and rotate our exhibits. We also continue to receive requests for satellite exhibits from educational institutions, libraries and other museums, thus we hope to also display some of these many posters along with the historical items in other venue’s.”


Movie posters have become important pieces of art as well as iconic symbols of our culture. They not only create lasting images that demonstrate the manner in which the movies were marketed but also create an emotionally connection with each of us to a special time and period in motion picture history.

Learn more about the History of the Westmore’s – www.MySpace.com/WestmoreMuseum

Received updates about the Museum by usingwww.Twitter.com/WestmoreMuseum

The following are a few of examples of the newly added posters:

The Shiek, 1921
The Shiek, 1921
The Thief Of Bagdad, 1924
The Thief Of Bagdad, 1924
Robin Hood, 1922
Robin Hood, 1922
Cimarron, 1931

Cimarron, 1931

Gone With The Wind, 1939
Gone With The Wind, 1939
Rebecca, 1940
Rebecca, 1940
Sergeant York, 1941
Sergeant York, 1941
Casablanca, 1942
Casablanca, 1942
Doctor Dolittle, 1967
Doctor Dolittle, 1967
Bade Runner 1982
Bade Runner 1982

Westmore Museum Joins Youtube.com & Tweddoe.com

NEWS – HOLLYWOOD, CA., USA

June 27, 2009 – Press Release:

George Westmore Research Library & Museum – Joins New Media Craze on “Youtube.com & Tweddoe”

George Westmore.php The George Westmore Research Library & Museum has joined the “New Media Generation on “Youtube.com, Tweddoe & Twitpic” with postings of a new video.

In the history of the modern American movies, there are but few legacies of makeup artists. Only one family features four working generations: The Westmore’s of Hollywood. With ties to virtually every studio in the annals of cinema the Westmore’s created classic beauty makeups back to the earliest years of silent film.

George Westmore career began in 1901 he opened a hair dressing salon, Newport, then worked in Canterbury, Kent, until after 1906, in Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec, Canada, and Pittsburgh, San Antonio, New Orleans, Buffalo, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. In 1913 he added makeup to his repertory, Cleveland; began teaching Perc and Ern the art of wigmaking when they were nine; 1917 he was working at Maison Cesare, Los Angeles, first began at Selig-Polyscope Studio moving on to Triangle Film Corporation (a.k.a. Triangle Motion Picture Company), and other studios: responsible for Mary Pickford’s curls in the late 1910s. George’s greater contribution, though, may have been in fathering six sons, all of whom went into makeup design.

Westmore Historical Promo

Learn More About the Westmore’s of Hollywood @

http://www.myspace.com/WestmoreMuseum