Make up by Hagop Arakelian & Moulouk. M. Pontet
The make up was designed and created through the combined effort of the film’s make-up artist, Hagop Arakelian, and wig-maker, Monsieur Moulouk. M. Pontet. There a life-cast was made of his face for a ‘lace’ foundation to be fitted over. He attributes the elderly wigmaker with coming up with the idea of three overlapping appliances. At no point is there any mention of a make-up ‘designer’, as there would be today. Marais’ dog, Moulouk, used to accompany him to fittings, and the wigmaker and actor drew inspiration from the animal’s coloring and shagginess.
Once densely knotted with hair by M. Pontet, the three-piece mask was ready for filming.