old-age: De-Lovely


De-Lovely is a musical biopic of American composer Cole Porter.

In the film Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Porter’s elegant & excessive past – including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse Linda Porter (Ashley Judd) – are illuminated through his music.

Throughout his life Porter has the support of his friends Gerald & Sara Murphy (Sandra Nelson).

The makeup

Sarah Monzani was the makeup designer; Felicity Bowring was the personal makeup artist for Ashley Judd; Aaaron & Maralyn Sherman (Sherman Makeup Effects) were responsible for the prosthetic makeup.

I’m grateful to Aaron Sherman for permission to use the two behind-the-scenes images of Sandra Nelson in old-age makeup.