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The Society of Makeup Artists was a professional organization, based in the US. Hollywood cinema credits following a makeup artist member would be designated with SMA[1] (similar to MPSE or ACE).

Among the presidents of the organization was John Chambers, of Planet of the Apes movie fame.[2][3] Other members included Gordon Bau[4] and David Lawrence.[5]

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  1. ^ Stahl, Dean A.; Landen, Karen (2001). "SMA". Abbreviations Dictionary (Tenth ed.). CRC Press. p. 939.
  2. ^ Chorvinsky, Mark (Summer 1996). "The Makeup Man and the Monster: John Chambers and the Patterson Bigfoot Suit". Strange Magazine.
  3. ^ Wright, Gene (1983). "John Chambers". The Science Fiction Image: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science Fiction in Film, Television, Radio and the Theater. Columbus: Facts on File, Inc. p. 76. ISBN 9780871965271.
  4. ^ "Gordon Bau - Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "MFM Renaissance". Dental Industry News. Minneapolis: Dental Survey Publications, Cowles Communications, Inc. 51 (7): 30. July 1968.