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Mr. Media Radio: 'Mad Men' makeup artist Debbie Zoller Special

By Bob Andelman     Aug 18, 2009 in Entertainment
The TV show Mad Men has been a hit for both ratings and critics. But what about the true face of these advertising executives? Inside the makeup artistry of Mad Men, thanks to Emmy-nominated artist Debbie Zoller.
Here’s what I think I’ve learned about working women in the early 1960s:
• They worked really hard at putting on their faces in the morning.
• They worked equally hard at taking off their faces before bed.• They strapped themselves in with elaborate brassieres and girdles.
• They really dug advertising men and one—Don Draper—in particular.
I know all this from being a loyal watcher and fan of AMC’s “Mad Men,” now in its third season.
What I still don’t know is what cold cream is. For example, is it actually cold? Did it do for makeup what Mr. Clean Erasers do for otherwise resistant counter stains?
And what was with Peggy Olson’s fat suit in season one?
Joining me to reveal the secrets of “Mad Men” is three-time Emmy Award nominee for makeup, Debbie Zoller. She was the makeup department head for the show’s first two seasons and has since moved on to another promising new show, ABC’s romantic comedy, “Castle,” starring Nathan Fillion.
Debbie also did makeup for Pirates of the Caribbean, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2, and Star Trek films and TV shows.
You can LISTEN to this interview with MEN MEN and CASTLE makeup artist DEBBIE ZOLLER by clicking the BlogTalkRadio.com audio player above!
Listen to "Castle" star Nathan Fillion's interview on Mr. Media Radio!
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