Check it out: the Golden Age-era Paramount publicity department just HAPPENS to have caught another new actress at her toilette!

This time we have Marion Shilling, circa 1930, who appeared in a whole slew of movies between 1929 and 1936, before waving farewell to the movie business. Couple things:

  • That robe!
  • That vanity seems a missed opportunity for art deco.
  • Do you reckon there's a soundstage behind that damask curtain, or just a cinderblock wall?
  • What, precisely, is she doing to her hair?

Paramount sure wanted the American public to understand how much time its starlets spent putting on their faces.

Photo via Getty/Hulton Archive.