About Face

Famous faces who have sat in Riccie’s makeup chair include the members of the Beatles, former President Bill Clinton, the late broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and Elvis Presley.

N FEB. 9, 1964, FLORENCE “RICCIE” Johnson was walking into her job as a makeup artist on when she came upon a flood of young bystanders on the sidewalk. “I went inside and asked, ‘Who are these people?’” she says with a laugh. Still oblivious to,, and . “They were lovely,” she remembers. “A little nervous and very quiet, very respectful.”

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Watch

Watch2 min read
Weekend Warrior
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE the importance of whimsy, even in the world of news. Take the Jane Pauleyanchored CBS Sunday Morning, the thoughtful, always intelligent show that occasionally dives into plain old fun. It’s a given that the esteemed broadcast has
Watch2 min read
A Keane Eye
MARY BETH KEANE IS no stranger to accolades. She’s won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and her 2013 novel, Fever, is being developed by Elisabeth Moss as a miniseries for BBC America. But Keane’s third book, Ask Again, Yes—a title taken from Mol
Watch2 min read
History In The Making
The Lion King Wins Best Musical (1998) Even though people are still grumbling over this one, it was a triumph for Disney Theatrical Productions. They’d taken Beauty and the Beast from screen to stage, but The Lion King established Disney as a legitim