The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on January 7, 1973 · 215
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 215

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Sunday, January 7, 1973
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&88BSHIE? TELEVISION Littlefeather and Girls -Make-Up for Minorities - - - A BRIGHT coat of r e d paint made it stand out from surrounding houses. Inside were high ceilings, huge double doors, jingling chandeliers. Potted plants adorned the window sills, complimenting tropical plants in glassed terrariums, Plush carpets and antique chaises graced the floors. Elegance was abundant in this, one of San Francisco's stately Victorian mansions. Suddenly a door swung open and three beautiful young women appeared. The first was a White Mountain Apache, her garb a combination of Native American Indian and Sak's Fifth Avenue. She had long, jet black hair. She found a comfortable seat and took it, baring her jade rings and armlet in the process. The second was an African, wearing a perfect Afro and a smile that would arouse any man. Her earrings tingled as she made her way to the sofa and gently settled next to the first woman. The third was an Asian. Two monstrous curls o f black hugged her face, in one a red rose, in the other greenery. Her long, flowing gown barely missed the floor. This part of the rented house in Pacific Heights belongs to Sacheen Little-feather. It doubles as a home and studio where she and fellow professional models Gail Cameron and Dianna Chan teach modeling and pi for magazine covers. The hisses Littlefeather, Cameron, ad Chan appear in "Make-Up ftsr Minority Women," airing teaight at 11 p.m. on Channel 2's 'AH the People" series. The program might well be entitled "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Cosmetics, But Were Afraid to Ask." It covers the viewer with information on bases, mixed bases, oil ducts, diamond faces, light, dry makeup, wet make-up, eyelashes top lid, eyelashes bottom lid. rainbow eyelashes, glued lashes, unglued lashes, regular lashes, irregular lashes, feathering, waterproof glue, lipstick, lipbrushing, lip gloss, and vaseline, to name but a few. The integrated hour of television reveals Sacheen Littlefeather making up a Vietnamese girl, Gail Cameron a white girl, and Dianna Chan a black girl. "Minority people have always had a difficult time relating to Caucasians administering make-up" explained Ms. Littlefeather. "They always as- Datebook, Sunday, January 7, By James Brachman sume it is for whites only. This is probably the greatest misconception in our field. There is no make-up for whites only, or Orientals only, or blacks .only." Then isn't the program's title a bit of a misnomer? "Not at all," replied Ms. Chan quickly. "Now we're leading them instead of them leading us." It turns out they haven't been leading them for too long since prior to 1967 there were no accepted ethnic models in the United States. Catalogues and commercials were lily white. The transition has been painfully slow, but it has occurred. There are now specific minority model markets, and minority models can audition for almost any general modeling role. Anglo-Indian Sacheen Littlefeather, the offspring of an Anglo mother and Indian father, was born in the back of a pickup truck on its way to California. Her parents decided to leave their Arizona reservation for a hopefully better life in the Bay Area, and did so. Sacheen became interested in modeling in her early teens, and went into the vocation as soon as she finished high school. Gail Cameron was born on a reservation in Oklahoma. She was raised in Los Angeles, and started entering beauty contests at a rather tender age, winning many. She became interested in modeling, to her parents' chagrin, and soon found her-' self shuttling back and forth between Los Angeles and San Francisco to pick up modeling roles. Gail is also i " W5 'Kmmmx&itsMSsmim SACHEEN AND GAIL They were leading 1973 an actress, and to date has '.. landed parts in television programs such as "Mission Impossible." Dianna Chan is a native San Franciscan. She was .born and raised in China town, and at an early age ' developed an eye for the glamour of the modeling industry. She was one of the early fighters for the rights of ethnic minorities in professional modeling, and is most sought after for her look that is known in the trade as "exotic." Dianna teaches modeling at San Francisco's Barbizon modeling school. Dianna Chan on highlighting facial . structure: "To bring out natural beauty you must lift the cheekbones out of the face for emphasis and shape the orbital bones. We call this technique 'rise, depression, rise.' To use contour make-up to its fullest potential you must understand your face. You must know what to bring out and what to minimize. You must look in the mirror and analyze your face. You cannot put someone else's face on your . own.. Good make-up makes you look like yourself only more so." Improving a Face Gail Cameron on applying a base: "The first step to improving a face is the base. The base is a protective un-dercoating and must be the appropriate color for the individual skin tone. All people have a yellow, blue, or green skin tone, or combination of the three. To determine skin tone place the thumb on the veins under the wrist and press hard for thirty seconds. When the thumb is removed, the skin tone will show. All faces vary since they have both light and dark areas. By using various amounts of tone these can be folded together into a solid shade. The area around the eyes must be done with extreme caution as it has no oil ducts, making the skin extra sensitive. The base is the most important aspect to make-up. If you do nothing else, put on a base. A base keeps skin clean and protected." Sacheen Littlefeather on eye make-up- "The eyes are the windows of the soul. The eyes are very important and terribly sensitive. Eye lashes should be measured . and carefully selected, as should underliner and shadow. Lashes can be tweezed in individually for precise-ness, first the top lid, then the bottom lid. There is eye make-up for every possible occasion." : -ii n ;- : ,V- SB FREE FILM AND SLIDE PRESENTATION featuring CARNIVAL IN RIO PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES & TV PERSONALITY, MR. HAL SAWYER Tuesday Marriott Hotel Jan. 9 Berkeley Marina 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Holiday Inn Jan. 10 Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco 7:30 p.m. Thursday Rickey's Hyatt House Jan. 11 Palo Alto 7:30 p.m. G SPECIAL FEATURE: Preview of a new film CRUISING TO ALASKA WITH A PRINCESS Prizes For Further Information Call Your Travel' Agent or Princess Cruises (415) 421-8715 Princess Cruises PAUL S. 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