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Author Basten, Fred E.

Title Max Factor [electronic resource] / Fred E. Basten.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011.


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Summary Not so long ago, nice girls never wore make-up--in fact, the word itself was taboo! Only stage performers and prostitutes painted their faces. But that was before a man named Max Factor revolutionized the concept of beauty. Born in Poland in 1877, Max Factor worked as a beautician and wigmaker to the Russian imperial family, the Romanovs. In 1904, a year after Czar Nicholas II ordered the Jewish pogroms, Max Factor fled with his family to America. He first settled in St. Louis, where he had an exhibit at the World's Fair, before moving to Los Angeles in 1908. There he opened a shop selling cosmetics and wigs. Located in the theater district, the store catered to stage actors. But the birth of a newfangled entertainment called the "movies" changed everything. He designed looks for Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, and Katharine Hepburn. Soon women everywhere wanted to look like their favorite glamorous stars, and Max Factor was more than happy to oblige. He invented false eyelashes, lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow, the eyebrow pencil, and--every girl's friend--concealer, among other things, and he began selling his innovative cosmetics to the general public. The right to rouge was seen as a symbol of freedom from social restrictions. The father of modern make-up, Max Factor quite literally changed the faces of the world and created a cosmetics empire that launched the multibillion-dollar beauty industry.
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Subject Factor, Max, 1872?-1938.
Cosmetics -- United States.
Cosmetics industry -- United States -- Biography.
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Other Form: Print version: Basten, Fred E. Max Factor. New York : Arcade Pub., c2008. 9781559708753 (DLC)2008006944
ISBN 9781611451351 (e-pub)
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