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Book cover art was the bread & butter job for a lot of us illustrators at that time. Nowadays, it is a specialization. If I did 100 covers, at least 50 would be about the Entertainment Business. This cover is for a wonderfully informative book about wigmaker William Westmore and his six boys, each of whom headed the makeup departments of every major studio in Hollywood, at one time or another. I show a starlet being created, along with Westmore clients Gable, Monroe, Valentino, and Fredric March as Mr. Hyde. –David Byrd

Watercolor, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Letrafilm, Ink on white board.

The Westmores of Hollywood