EDIE BAHR GILES (1930 – 2016)

Journeyman Body Make-up Artist Edie Giles Bahr joined Local 706 in 1981, attaining Journeyman status in 1983.  Often the unsung heroines, the body make-up artists were a select group who rarely secured permanent jobs, most often they travelled from show to show on a daily basis.  Edie received her training during by working one day at a time at all the major studios.  She worked on hundreds of television productions at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Lorimar, CBS, MGM, Aaron Spelling and many others.  

As the classification of Body Make-up was phased out in the late 1990s, those artists were offered training to be re-classified as Journeyman Make-up Artists.  Edie remained in her original craft and remained employed as Body Make-up until the 2003 when she retired.  Edie loved her union and was appointed to serve on the Local 706 Board of Trustees in 1988, serving one term.  In her retired years, her health declined and she passed away from natural causes.  Edie Giles passed away on May 29, 2016 but Local 706 was not notified until just recently


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