1930s portrait

“Olivia de Havilland’s admirers may not at first recognise in this study the star chosen to play Melanie in Gone With the Wind. The portrait shows how she allowed Perc Westmore, Warner’s make-up artist, to prove that she can be transformed into half-a-dozen different Olivia de Havillands. He made her into this sophisticated woman of the world by giving her an ultra-modern sculptured coiffure, elongated chiselled eyebrows, and a dark, rather spoiled mouth, achieved by lipstick subtlety. A darkish-grey eye-shadow was his final touch.”