Part 1 I Talk To Author Meredith Ponedel About Her Book “About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel: Make-up Artist to the Stars”
I had such a fabulous time talking to Meredith Ponedel about her Aunt Dorothy Ponedel. Dorothy was the first female makeup artists under contract at a Hollywood Studio. She became friends with many of her clients. Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard ,Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Paulette Goddard, Gary Cooper. There are so many wonderful stories. Her aunt started writing her memoir but never finished. Meredith did a fabulous job of putting it all together. Meredith describes her life with Aunt Dottie and her own thoughts on the stars she met personally. there is part 2 about the friendship between Dottie and Judy Garland..I got a huge scoop I had never heard before and learned a new meaning for the word yummy. This is an interview for any classic movie fan. So much behind the scenes info. Meredith takes us back into the land of Classic Hollywood.
Any documentary filmmakers Dottie is a story to be told..
Thanks so much for Meredith getting up 6 AM to do this interview. You were so fabulous and funny..
Thanks to all the listeners. I know you enjoy Meredith as much as I did.
Merediths wonderful book
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