Want to be a TV actor?

TV makeup-artist?

Love the Dish about Soap Operas?

Then read this book!

Paperback edition in large 8.5 X 11 format, 300 pages. Order your copy of Makeup & Misery TM   today! $30.00, includes shipping.  U.S. orders only.  CT residents add 6% sales tax. Check or money order to: Classic Creature Craft, LLC. PO Box 423, Cos Cob, CT 06807.

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SOAP OPERAS ARE DYING OFF. But  years  before  the funeral began, veteran makeup man Norman Bryn was embalming Divas in front of the camera, while dueling with some behind it too!


Makeup & Misery: Adventures in the Soap Factory relates  Norm’s  five-year  cosmetic  chronicle  doing simultaneous  duty at All My Children for Disney/ABC and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.  Stars including the late Phil Hartman, Susan Lucci, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kelly Ripa appear in this frank behind-the-scenes look at network TV production from the viewpoint of the makeup artist.  Facelifts and friendships, hirings and firings, death, politics, Emmys, unions, and the rivalries among cast and crew  drive this story of the decline of Daytime Serials right up to 2009.  Slashed budgets, falling ratings, the threat of Reality-TV and the  internet  paint  a  vivid  picture  of  the  changing fortunes of soaps and the TV business in general.  This “makeup memoir” is a must-read for would-be cosmeticians, actors, and of course soap fans.

Norm’s personal makeup scrapbook is featured heavily throughout Makeup & Misery.  Over 50 pages of illustrated beauty makeup guides, test makeups, special-effects shots, character makeups and candid photos.  A treasure trove of concept art and behind the scenes material from  some  of  the  most  popular  comedy  shows, movies  and  soap operas of the past 20 years.


Including over 50 pages of rare photos and concept art!