greasepaint

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a greasy substance used as makeup by actors

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Professional thespians and eager amateurs across the land will be slapping on the grease paint and taking to the stage.
THE ROAR of the crowd and smell of the grease paint is well known among theatre goers, but in a sniff under three weeks, auditions begins for the biggest football show on earth - The World Cup.
It was like we'd smeared black grease paint on our faces.
A cast of 41 from King Henry VIII School, Coventry, have been donning costumes and grease paint for the four-night run of As You Like It, which finishes tonight.
Before he was seduced by the grease paint and bright lights, Gabriel was in training to become a priest - until he was thrown out of the seminary he was in for smoking.
Legendary makeup artist Max Factor created the first flexible grease paint that allowed movie actors to speak without smearing their makeup.
On a workshop table, defiled with grease paint and chocolate syrup, a sausage-y prop probe awaited its moment.
Mr Prescott is beginning to resemble the comedian who wants to be taken seriously as an actor; we are witness to the pitiful sight of a man in grease paint, a red nose and large purple shoes trying to play Macbeth.
On display are Max Factor "firsts': an early pair of false eyelashes (invented 1910), "sanitary' tube grease paint (1922), and television's "pancake' makeup (1932), as well as wig blocks for Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, and other stars.
The Blue Men are three energetic yet mute performers who wear blue grease paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing.
Adrienne had "AA" written in grease paint on her cheek, and Keiyana had "ATHOL" across her forehead.
THE bizarre phenomenon of "politician as celebrity" is fairly recent, boosted hugely during ten years of wall-to-wall exposure to Tony Blair who clearly saw - and indeed still sees - the world as his stage, looks as if he bears permanent traces of grease paint, and acts as if he is, well.
But the lure of the grease paint was so great it seemed a good deal.