Just Stuff – Final Make-up Call



I used to do whole posts showcasing photos from our visits to various antique shops. I still have a lot of unprocessed photos, but some are redundant, some are ho-hum, and some deserve a post of their own.

The latter is the basis for my decision to do a series called “Just Stuff”.

It will be a series of unrelated photos that might have, or might not have been treated with various effects and enhancements. Some are fairly straight forward. Some will take a shot at making people laugh . . . or at least smile.

Basically, they are photos that caught my eye, and I played with them to present and preserve them here. They will also be added to THIS GALLERY in SmugMug as each post is published.

The Photo(s) In This Post
So, I found out antique dealers don’t know how to spell undertaker . . . that aside, it was interesting to see the make-up kit. The lady working at the shop offered to open it up so I could photograph the interior.

Sadly , I did not see the E-Z Way Applicator for Spraying. Either that, or I did not recognize it.

Before I continue, let me take a moment to recommend the movie Undertaking Betty. Good laughs, as are all funereal laughs.

I’ve been to a number of funerals with the deceased put on display. I was very young when I first saw a dead person on display. I can’t say that I remember who it was. All I know is the body did not look like the person. In fact, the body was not the person. The body is never the person . . . no matter how much spray-on cosmetics are applied.

. . . but the mourners can delude themselves they are still in the presence of their loved ones if they ‘look good’. That delusion sure keeps undertakers well fed; not that there’s anything wrong with that.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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7 Responses to Just Stuff – Final Make-up Call

  1. oneowner says:

    The problem I have with buying the whole kit is that I always run out of the Pink Powder way before the other stuff. It’s like the yellow ink cartridge in an ink jet printer. Interesting, though.


  2. sandra getgood says:

    I knew that undertakers were expected to create the illusion of the deceased being the person mourners expected to see when they came to the wake or the funeral, but I had no idea there was all that paint involved. And a utensil to spray the paint? Really?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…..


  3. Wowza! What a cool find! :-)
    I will have to watch that movie you mentioned.
    Have you ever seen the movie Only the Lonely??? The girl in the movie does the makeup at a funeral home and tries to make the deceased look like famous people. It’s funny. She wants to go on to have a job as a makeup artist on movie sets. :-)
    I want to be cremated, so no makeup will be necessary.
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      I watched another movie where a woman worked as a makeup artist at a morgue, but it was comidrama with Jim Belushi (pretty good movie, too).

      I’ll check that one out.


  4. AnnMarie says:

    Thanks for the reminder to watch Undertaking Betty. It’s been too long since we last enjoyed it. The chapel scene is my favorite, and the undertakers duo of Molina and Walken could not have been better cast. Funny from beginning to end.


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