Van Osch Films

The Mother of Beauty

Project information

  • Length: 60 min
  • Language: Eng
  • Subtitles: Ned
  • Direction: Frank van Osch
  • Camera: Maarten Schellekens
  • Sound: Reg Gruson, Sebastian Heinrich
  • Editing: Frank van Osch
  • Production: Niekie Kleintjens, Matthijs Kösters, Michele OHayon
  • Broadcasting: Omroep MAX
  • Coproducer: Submarine
  • Production year: 2018
  • Funding: MAX, Brabant C Fonds, Production Incentive Film Fonds, Kunstloc

A recently discovered archive reveals the story of the extraordinary life of the model agent Emmeline Snively, who ran the Blue Book Model Agency in Hollywood in post-war America. Many famous models, including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, started out at the Blue Book Model Agency and were created by Emmeline. This documentary reconstructs the way Emmeline created beauty and shows what’s left of it after all these years. A film about dignity, beauty and getting old.


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