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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.”

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