Nola du Preez

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(b. Pietermaritzburg, 28/07/1938). Make-up artist. Nola du Preez was born on the farm Willowfountain some 10 kilometres south of Pietermaritzburg. During the 1960s and early 1970s she was a prominent make-up artist and in those days the only one who could boast more film credits than her was William Bell, who taught her the basics of the craft. In addition she occasionally doubled up as continuity person. Initially she worked for Jamie Uys Film Productions, but subsequently was employed as a freelancer by such companies as Emil Nofal Films, Kavalier Films, Killarney Film Studios and Constantia Films. The directors she worked with included Jamie Uys, Emil Nofal, Elmo de Witt, Dirk de Villiers and Ivan Hall - all more than once.

In 1973 she married Stephan Slater, who had worked as an electrician on Ross Devenish's Boesman and Lena, for which she did the continuity and make-up. That same year she joined the SABC as their resident make-up artist and when SABC TV went live on 5 January 1976 she was the supervisor of the newly established make-up department. She took voluntary retirement in 1995. She and her husband were divorced in 1978. They had one daughter. (FO)



Golden Peach (Judex C. Viljoen/1960), Die Ontvoering (Elmo de Witt/date unknown), Citizens of Tomorrow / Burgers van die Toekoms (Jamie Uys/1962).


Hans en die Rooinek / Sidney and the Boer (Jamie Uys/1961), The Hellions (assistant to Paul Rabiger) (Ken Annakin/1961), Man in die Donker (Truida Pohl/1962), Lord Oom Piet (Jamie Uys/1962), Kimberley Jim (Emil Nofal/1963), Dingaka (with Eric Allwright) (Jamie Uys/1964), Debbie (with Liz Gerke) (Elmo de Witt/1965), All the Way To Paris / After you, Comrade (with Carol Roos) (Jamie Uys/1966), Wild Season (Emil Nofal/1967), Die Professor en die Prikkelpop / The Professor and the Beauty Queen (Jamie Uys/1967), Jy is My Liefling (with Alvino Willemse) (Dirk de Villiers/1968), Dr. Kalie (with Alvino Willemse) (Ivan Hall/1968), Danie Bosman: die Verhaal van die Grootste S.A. Komponis (Elmo de Witt/1969), Geheim van Nantes (Dirk de Villiers/1969), Lied In My Hart / Song In My Heart (Ivan Hall/1970), Sien Jou Môre (Elmo de Witt/1970), Taxi! (Joe Stewardson/1970), Salomien (Daan Retief/1972), The Big Game (assistant to Massimo Giustini) (Robert Day/1972), Die Bankrower (Manie van Rensburg/1973), Boesman and Lena (Ross Devenish/1973).


Suchen Sie Dr. Suk! - series (Helmut Förnbacher/1972), Blomme Vir Ma (Pieter de Bruyn/1972).


Hou die Blink Kant Bo (Emil Nofal/1960), Boesman and Lena (Ross Devenish/1973).


Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm

Private correspondence

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