SNYDER Allan "Whitey"
Allan Brooks Snyder.
Date of birth : August 7, 1914, New Jersey.
Date of death : April 16, 1994, Hansville, State of Washington.
Practise: make-up artist at the Fox, personal make-up man of Marilyn and friend of hers.
860 Radcliffe Avenue, Los Angeles, California
1050 Harvard Street, Santa Monica, California
21 663 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California.
In the 1930' he married Beverly Thelma Bray (March 16, 1919, Los Angeles-May 9, 1988, Orange County, California).
They divorced in February 1970. She attended Marilyn's funerals in August 1962.
They had 2 children :
Sherrill Christine Snyder (March 9, 1946, Los Angeles).
On December 30, 1970 he married Marjorie Plecher in Santa Barbara, California (,
He put make-up on Marilyn for the first time on July 19, 1946, for her first screen-test in front of a camera;
he immediately took her under his wing, introducing her to the studio make-up techniques and secrets, while giving her his beauty tricks.
1953, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" :
On September 13, 1953, in the "Jack Benny Show" :
1953, "How to Marry a Millionaire?" :
On November 4, 1953, at the premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire?":
On December 4, 1953, charity :
1953, "Niagara" :
1953, "River of No Return" :
on the set
1954, "The Seven Year Itch" :
1956, "Bus Stop" :
On Tuesday, November 20, 1956, he left London and went back to the USA in the plane with the Millers, after
the production of "The Prince and the Showgirl" ().
1958, "Some Like it Hot" :
1960, "Let's Make Love" :
On October 29, 1960 : picture session with Eve Arnold :
1962, "Something's Got to Give" :
June 1st, 1962, at the Dodger Stadium, party given to the beneft of Muscular Dytrophy
Summer 1962, picture session with George Barris :
At the beginning of their long friendship on and off the set, she had asked him (end of April 1952, he came to put some makeup on her when she left the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, where she had had an appendix surgery), jokingly, she had offered him a gold money clip from Tiffany, with the inscription "Whitey Dear; While I'm still warm, Marilyn" :
He worked as his personal make-up man on the majority of her movies, even if his name is often uncredited.
During the last years of he life, after her moving in Los Angele, he came personally to put make-up on her for all her public appearances.
As she had asked him, he took care of her make-up after her death; he had to find some courage and was helped with a bottle of gin. He attended her funeral and was one of her casket's pallbearers :
Document about Marilyn's make-up, several weeks before her death, which hadn't been paid :
When he retired, he settled with his wife
When he retired, he settled with his wifeMarjorie in Driftwood Keys, Hansville, Washington.