old-age: The Gal Who Took the West

The Gal Who Took the West

Anxious to obtain first-hand accounts about the famous O’Hara family of Arizona, a magazine writer talks with three ‘old timers’. But their accounts of the arrival of entertainer Lillian Marlowe (Yvonne de Carlo) and how she caused a feud between two of the O’Hara brothers, and how the conflict was resolved, differ. Eventually they suggest that the writer asks the one person who does know – the now-elderly Lillian.

This was one of many RKO movies that Yvonne de Carlo made before she became Lily Munster.

The makeup

Bud Westmore’s old-age makeup utilised a one-piece face and neck prosthetic appliance. The makeup can be seen to much better effect in the b&w still than on screen