period makeups: the nineteenth century


Period makeups: the nineteenth century

I have freely mixed ‘real’ historical persons and fictional characters: all films are works of the imagination.

Loosely, I have taken the nineteenth century as running from the French Revolution (France) or Waterloo (England) to the First World War (England) or the Russian Revolution (Russia). So it encompasses quite a range: from Jane Austen’s Bennets to Tsarina Alexandra.

With the invention of the Daguerreotype (1839), Fox Talbot’s calotype (1840) and the collodion process (1851) photography was born; from the mid-nineteenth century on it becomes possible to talk of look-alike makeups.