Oscars: Kisses in the stacks

This collection was donated by the family of Clay Campbell, a Hollywood makeup artist active in the 40's and 50's. Mr Campbell painted the lovely ladies (and gentlemen) in classics such as Gilda, From Here to Eternity, and the Caine Mutiny.

After applying the lipstick, he would use these slips for blotters, and asked the stars to sign them.
Included here are the smooches of Mae West and Lucile Ball (who wrote her name backwards).
Most of Clay Campbell's kisses came in several shoeboxes. This display was mounted by Mr Campbell and hung in his home, and some fading from exposure to sunlight has occurred over the years.
They are pretty safe down here.