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Charlie Wright became a wigmaker in 1922. This ad shows some of his competition who attempted to solve the age old problem of ‘missing hair.’
In 1939 Charlie Wright was head of the wig department at MGM and made the Lion’s mane for Bert Lahr in the film classic The Wizard of Oz.
This interesting little article was written by a reporter who interviewed a wig-maker at Max Factor and Charlie Wright in 1953. When this article was written, Charlie was working on a wig for Vincent Price in House of Wax.
In the forties, Charlie Wright made several temple-pieces for this famous person. Can you guess who this is? Click the picture to find out.
Can you guess who the actor is that Charlie is working on? Click the picture to find out.
This photo is probably from the 1962 classic Birdman of Alcatraz.
In this classic movie, Charlie has to show Burt Lancaster through many ages of the true story of Robert Stroud. Stroud was sent to Alcatraz in 1942 where he had been sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a guard in another prison. His story is an amazing one. For this movie, Charlie made several hairpieces to show the actor in different stages of his decades of incarceration.
Beverly D’Angelo, co-star in Lightning Jack made in 1994, is shown here with one photo with her hair up and one photo with her hair down.
Before and after pictures of character actor with lace front hairpiece.
Lace front wig for Richard Anderson- best known for his role as ‘Oscar Goldman’ in the Six Million Dollar Man.
Lace front hairpiece for Billy Daniels. He is most famous for his recording of hit song: “That Old Black Magic” (1951). He was a Singer and Actor from mid-30’s to 1988 when he died at the age 73.
Charlie is shown here working on a lace front wig for actor Buster Brodie in 1937. Brodie was in films from 1925 to 1947.
Charlie applying lace front hairpiece for Larry Finley. The Larry Finley Show was popular in the 1950’s.
This is a photo from the ABC movie for television “Challenger” that aired in 1990. The ‘halo’ around the Actress with a wig playing one of the Astronauts was not in the original photo.