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Max Factor: The Man Who Changed the Faces of the World

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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date April 15, 2012
Pages 172
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611451351
ISBN-10 1611451353
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Nice women never wore makeup. Even the word was taboo in polite society—until Max Factor entered the scene. Born in Poland in 1877, Factor worked as a beautician for the Russian royal family, the Romanovs. In 1904, he fled to America, where he opened a cosmetics store in Los Angeles. Creating makeup originally for silent films, then the talkies, and, ultimately, color motion pictures, Factor designed looks for Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, and countless other beauties of the day. 

Soon women everywhere wanted to look like their favorite glamorous stars, and Factor was there to help, bringing his innovative cosmetics to the general public. He revolutionized the world of beauty by producing many firsts: false eyelashes, lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow, the eyebrow pencil, concealer, wand-applicator mascara, and water-resistant makeup. A true innovator, he also introduced the concept of color harmony and the celebrity-endorsed cosmetics advertising that forms the glamorous backbone of the modern industry. 

Max Factor was the father of modern makeup. This is his extraordinary story.

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1 edition from Arcade Pub (August 13, 2008)
9781559708753 | details & prices | 172 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Not so long ago, nice girls never wore make-up--in fact, the word itself was taboo!
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Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (April 15, 2012)
9781611451351 | details & prices | 172 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Nice women never wore makeup.
from Arcade Pub (April 18, 2011)
9781611451894 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $14.95
About: The extraordinary story of Max Factor, the man who quite literally changed the faces of the world and created a cosmetics empire.
Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (July 30, 2010)
9781559709132 | details & prices | 184 pages | List price $13.99
About: Not so long ago, nice girls never wore make-up--in fact, the word itself was taboo!

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