Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

filmstarsdontdieinliverpool_bornunicorn (1)The opening scene of the film sees the actress Gloria Grahame is in her dressing room at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, UK, unpacking her toiletries and getting ready to perform in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams [1].

filmstarsdontdieinliverpool_bornunicorn (2)elnetthairspray_vintage_bornunicornShe takes out a can of L’Oreal Elnett hairspray.

filmstarsdontdieinliverpool_bornunicorn (3)

chanelno5_dabberbottle_bornunicorn-e1478764778808.jpgThe perfume sitting on the dressing table is Chanel No. 5.

[1] The film is based on the last years of the American actress’ life. It’s true she performed at the Dukes in 1980, but she had the leading role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, not in the Williams play as seen in the film.

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