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.