Lost Knowledge

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

I've lost a bit of knowledge that I knew.

I've mentioned something on here about theatrical makeup and numbers given to particular colours.

These numbers are part of an expression. Something not unlike all at sixes and sevens.

But not that. Phrase meant you could tell a theatrical by the color of their skin.

I think greasesticks are the American term for the individual 'crayons'.

Started: 17th Nov 2012 at 19:52

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)


Five and nine.

Five = ivory

Nine = brick red

Replied: 17th Nov 2012 at 20:10

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive)

Aye, and Max Factor!

Replied: 17th Nov 2012 at 21:15
Last edited by joseph 1: 17th Nov 2012 at 21:16:08

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

More mudslinging and accusations of compo claim seeking.

Replied: 17th Nov 2012 at 21:19

Posted by: piccyme123 (1395)

sozzzz, can not help, happy hunting

Replied: 18th Nov 2012 at 10:36

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I managed to find it, Piccy.

Posted by: dostaf (40264)

I recently heard it on a programme about variety shows. 'The Story Of Variety With Michael Grade'

One person mentioned how you could always spot a variety artist (off duty), as they had a hue to their faces due to the 'five and nine'.


Google tells me:

Five is Ivory.

Nine is Brick Red.

From here

Replied: 30th May 2012 at 14:44

New Word A Day thread.

Replied: 18th Nov 2012 at 16:34


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