False eyelashes, many say, were invented as early as 1916. They were used in a silent film to create the illusion of "fluttering" eyes. However, it took many years for false eyelashes to become a frequent tool in the beauty industry.
One "falsies" pioneer, who them almost everywhere she went, was Lucille Ball. She can be seen in not only on her own show, but in interviews and on gameshows sporting long false eyelashes that practically hit the tops of her eyebrows. Upon future research, I found out that Lucy initially didn't like her co-star, Vivian Vance (Ethel); one day Vivian was wearing false eyelashes on set, and Lucy tore them off, saying "I'm the only one who wears fake eyelashes around here." Yikes! Don't mess with a woman and her trademark.
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