I am trying to find out who the makeup person was who drew the circle around Pete the Pup's (or Pal's) eye. I have found several web pages, but they say different things, and each claims to have the "truth". Some sources say that it was not makeup. Others say that it was drawn with indelible marker. The only names I have found associated with Pete the Pup or Pal the Wonderdog are Hal Roach and Harry Lucenay. However, none of these sources claims that either man drew the circle. Does anyone know the answer to this arcane question? Thanks.
From that website is the following PIT BULL FACTOID The Pit Bull who for many years played Pete the Pup in the Little Rascals movie series was actually born with only half a circle around his eye. Director Hal Roach hired a then-unknown artist to complete the circle. That painter, whose name was Max Factor, went on to become one of Hollywood's most celebrated makeup artists.