updated: 06/12/2005

first lady makeups: Pat Nixon

Patricia Ryan Nixon (1912–1993) was the wife of Richard Nixon and the First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Her public life ended the day her husband resigned from the presidency: she rarely appeared in public, never returned to the White House and gave no interviews; in part, this is likely to have been due to ill-health as she suffered strokes in 1976 and 1982.

Dirty Tricks: one to look forward too

Nixon: Joan Allen was wasted in the role of Pat Nixon in this Oliver Stone movie. John Blake was key makeup artist and Gordon Smith handled special makeup and prosthetics: Gordon Smith’s old-age makeup on Mary Steenburgen was the best bit of the movie.

The Final Days: images coming soon…