This is Part 1 of our 3-part interview with Meredith Ponedel, niece of Dottie Ponedel who began her career as a Silent Film actress and quickly became a pioneering make-up artist to the stars during Hollywood’s Golden Age. This portion of the interview also has Meredith discussing her father, Bernard Ponedel, who worked with Frank Sinatra for many years. Meredith is a proud and unassuming niece, animal lover and product of Old Hollywood as you’ll see through her stories of the people who surrounded her as she grew up in Dottie’s household. We are honored to be working with Meredith to unearth the details of Dottie’s story from which we are crafting what we hope is grand theatre.

You can see Part 2 and Part 3 of our interview here.

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