There's a magical quality about movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. As part of the studio system, women would receive complete makeovers and regular beauty regimes to match up with the reputation the studio wanted to build around them. If a young hopeful was signed, hair and makeup were paramount to her success. A lion's share of those glamour gal makeovers took place at the Max Factor Building, which is now a must-see museum at North Highland and Hollywood Boulevard. A classic film buff, I was determined to add this museum to my itinerary on my recent trip to Hollywood. From the moment I entered, I was greeted with Art Deco grandeur.
A couple of months ago this map did the rounds. It's quite nice right? By contrast, less than 1 in every people in southern Europe have red hair. Best of all, it shows all of this using a colour scale of autumnal auburns and reds. It's also the gene likely to affect susceptibility to pain and ability to tan.
Meet The Photographer Looking For The World's Hottest Redheads
You've often heard of ginger hair being referred to as a 'genetic mutation' due to the MC1R gene causing the imbalance of melanin , but now, with thanks to photographer Thomas Knights, it's simply known as 'sexy'! Red Hot started off as a photography exhibition that was designed to try and rebrand the ginger male stereotype and it quickly became global. Often in film and TV, the ginger man is portrayed as an underwhelming character or he bad guy. Never the hero, never the heart-throb.
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