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First of all, who is Dick Smith? Well, Richard Emerson “Dick” Smith (born June 26, 1922) is an American make-up artist (nicknamed “The Godfather of Make-Up”) known for his work on such films as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and Scanners. He won an Academy Award for Makeup for his work on Amadeus and a 2012 Honorary Academy Award for his career’s work.

As you know, I’m a sucker for vintage so now that we’ve got the boring crap out of the way (which is a terrible thing to say about the summary of someone’s life’s work… sorry dick) let’s see some vintage Godfather of Make-up: All the pics came from Monsterbrains (which I just found while looking for a good Dick Smith source and quite enjoyed).

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