Show Business. Guess what? The same photographer took all three of these photographs. Marilyn Monroe, the iconic pinup of Betty Grable…and this staged disaster of makeup from Clarkson, Nebraska circa 1920. From humble beginnings, eh?
Frank Powolny was born in Austria, but grew up in Clarkson, Nebraska. He opened a photography studio there in 1914. Ten years later he was working for 20th Century Fox where for 40 years he photographed them all.
You can read about Mr. Powolny HERE.
Real Photo Postcard taken by Frank Powolny Clarkston Nebraska circa 1915
Collection Jim Linderman