Alice Faye illustrated in this Ad was considered Tom Lyle's ideal Maybelline image and he kept a framed 8 by 10 photo of her on his baby grand piano for years next to a vase of long stem red roses.
A giant neon Maybelline sign with Alice Faye's Eyes stood in the middle of Times Square and was shot in a scene for Alexander's Ragtime Band.
- Films made by Alice Faye during the 1940's.
- Lillian Russell (1940)
- Tin Pan Alley (1940)
- That Night in Rio (1941)
- The Great American Broadcast (1941)
- Week-End in Havana (1941)
- Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
- The Gang's All Here (1943)
- Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
- Fallen Angel (1945)
Tom Lyle's dear friend Alice Faye has a Stay on the Walk Of Fame in Hollywood, but I don't think he'll be chosen this year. Though Tom Lyle pioneered the Hollywood Star System, he didn't work directly in the studio like Max Factor. Tom Lyle may not of made-up the stars for films but he helped skyrocket them to fame through placement in Maybelline ads. Alice Faye shown in the Lux ad above is a perfect example of what Tom Lyle did for Hollywood starlets and super stars. You must read the book to learn more of it. Thank you for following the Maybelline Blog.
Alice Faye with her beautiful Maybelline Eyes.