Here’s What Glam Time in Hollywood’s Golden Age Looked Like

Whether it takes a village or the stars themselves are touching up their look, glam time has and will always be a sacred time on the movie set. Transforming into the character does not only take mannerisms rehearsal, real-life integration, practice, it also takes a good blowout or a gauged-out fake eye.

Wonder how Elizabeth Taylor got into her legendary Cleopatra costume or how Christian Dior himself dressed Ava Gardner? Check out these precious snaps from some of the most famous film sets in the world where the stars are getting ready for their roles:

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Adele Jergens, Jean Louis in A Thousand and One Nights 1945

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Audrey Hepburn, William Wyler in The Roman Holiday 1953

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Ava Gardner in Mogambo 1953

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Ava Gardner, Christian Dior in The Little Hut 1957

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Ava Gardner, Christian Dior in The Little Hut 1957

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Bette Davis, Perc Westmore in The Little Foxes 1941

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Carole Lombard 1935

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Colleen Moore

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Diana Dors, Neville Smallwood in  Scent Of Mystery 1960

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Dolly Haas, Robert Kalloch 1939

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Edith Head, Arlene Dahl in Sangaree 1953

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Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Sharaff in Cleopatra 1963

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Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein 1935

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Goldie Hawn in The Sugarland Express 1974

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Helen Rose, Lena Horne in Ziegfeld Follies 1946

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Howard Greer, Dinah Shore in 1950

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Howard Greer, Jean Parker 1942

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Humphrey Bogart in The Return Of Dr. X 1939

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Irene Dunne Magnificent Obsession 1935

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Jayne Mansfield in Kiss Them for Me 1957

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Jean Louis, Rita Hayworth in Gilda 1946

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Joan Crawford 1933

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Judy Garland, Lana Turner in Ziegfeld Girl 1941

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Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago 1965

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Kim Hunter in Planet Of The Apes 1968

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Lana Turner, Irene in Slightly Dangerous 1943

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Marilyn Monroe 1948

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Marilyn Monroe, Mel Berns in Clash By Night 1952

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Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront 1954

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Mary Kay Dodson, Jane Russell in The Paleface 1947

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Max Factor and Clara Bow

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Norma Shearer, Adrian in 1932

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Paulette Goddard 1941

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Robert Mitchum, Mel Berns, Jane Russell in Macao 1952

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Rudolph Liszt, Dana Wynter in Secret Interlude 1956

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Rudolph Valentino Famous Players 1924

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Sydney Guilaroff, Marlene Dietrich in Kismit 1944

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Vivien Leigh, Walter Plunkett in Gone With The Wind 1939

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Wally Westmore, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby in The Country Girl 1954

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William Powell 1935

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