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Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce that Marvin Westmore of the famed Westmore Family, First Family of Movie Makeup has joined The Museum's board of directors.

Marvin G. Westmore – is a six-time Emmy nominated, third-generation professional Hollywood Makeup Artist, with a history of over 50 years in motion picture and consumer makeup. Marvin Westmore is considered by his peers to be the top makeup specialist in his many fields.  He has authored numerous detailed articles on makeup, hair design, the makeup industry, movies and medical aesthetic makeup.

Marvin is a contributor to On Makeup Magazine, Makeup Artist Magazine and Skin Inc. Magazine – Author of “Beautiful Eyes” By John McCurdy, M.D., John A. McCurdy, Marvin Westmore Published by Frederick Fell, 1984. Currently: is writing, lecturing, consulting, creating exhibits and promoting the Westmore Museum.

Marv’s work includes: Doctor Dolittle (1967), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Blade Runner (1982), V (1984), V – The Final Battle (1984), Breaking Away (1979), Futureworld (1976), Elvis (1979), Ode to Billy Joe (1976).

Marvin is past President of "Makeup & Hairstylist Guild, Local #706"; Founder & CEO of former "The Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts and Founder & CEO of former "The George Westmore Research Library & Museum" in Burbank, CA.

The WestmoreFamily is the first family of Hollywood makeup. Led by their patriarch, George Westmore, the family has had four generations serve Hollywood as makeup artists in various capacities since George's establishment of Hollywood's first makeup department in 1917.

The Westmore’s were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, CA.

For more information, please contact Marv at

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