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The first annual Make-Up Artist Magazine's Make-Up Effects Products Trade Show was held August 3, 1997 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, California. It was attended by artists and special effects people from all over the world, and was the largest gathering of make-up artists in history. Make-up enthusiasts from all points of the globe came to attend seminars by Oscar and Emmy-award winning make-up artists.

Make-up memorabilia and props from many movies were part of the unprecedented collection of works from Hollywood make-up history on display in the Make-up Museum. Famous works from the top professionals in the field were on display, including works from special make-up effects studios and tools, materials and photo collections from yesteryear. The Make-Up Museum housed displays representing the top special make-up effects studios in Hollywood.

The movie magic from Rick Baker, Greg Cannom, Matthew Mungle, Ed French, K.N.B. and Steve Johnson were among those featured. Rick Baker had a life-size Eddie Murphy as Professor Klump of his Oscar-winning make-up from The Nutty Professor. Also shown were life size models of the Terminator, Predator, the bat creature from Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the Flukeman of X-Files fame. Movie make-up from the early days of Hollywood included collections from The Westmore family, Michael Blake  and Sci-Fi/Horror collector Bob Burns.

In the Beverly Garland Theatre there were Oscar and Emmy-award winning make-up artists speaking and demonstrating techniques from their award-winning films. The Manufacturer's Theatre had educational demonstrations sponsored by professional make-up manufacturers. Never before has such a great collection of Hollywood movie make-up memorabilia and the artists who created it brought together in one place. Some of the vendors there ranged from Max Factor, The Tooth Fairy, Kryolan, Joe Blasco Cosmetics, Ben Nye and Custom Color Contacts. There were about 30 vendors in all, too much to see at one time.

Demonstrations were done by some of the vendors. Dinar's George R. Lampman did air brush techniques, Burman Industries had Rob Burman showing appliance application and painting. Joe Blasco Cosmetics had John Baily do a corrective beauty make-up, Ben Nye's Rick Geyer did a demo of fantasy make-up.

Only 150 seats were available to watch the guest speakers, leaving many people stuck in the video room downstairs, which filled up quickly as well. You had to be fast around there if you wanted a good seat! Some of the speakers were Dick Smith, Gordon Smith, Matthew Mungle, Marvin Westmore and Brigitte Bugayong.

Gordon Smith covered life casting, mold making fabrication and painting silicone appliances. He also did a silicone make-up demonstration. Matthew Mungle spoke on his work with gelatin appliances on such movies as Ghost of Mississippi and did a demonstration of this technique.

Dick Smith give a lecture and slide show on his career and the landmark techniques that have revolutionized the make-up industry, followed by questions and answers. It was a very exciting convention/trade show. We were happy to be able to attend, we learned a lot and saw some remarkable work being done. A special thanks to Lynn Key, the editor of Make-up Artist Magazine for including us in their first trade show. We'll definitely be attending again next year.


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