Max Factor and Hollywood: A Glamorous History
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Genres: Biographies and Memoirs, History & Criticism, Makeup & Hair
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Year: 2016

When Polish wigmaker and cosmetician Max Factor arrived in Los Angeles at the dawn of the motion picture industry, make-up had been associated only with stage performers and ladies of the oldest profession. Appalled by the garish paints worn by actors, Factor introduced the first flexible greasepain...

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When Polish wigmaker and cosmetician Max Factor arrived in Los Angeles at the dawn of the motion picture industry, make-up had been associated only with stage performers and ladies of the oldest profession. Appalled by the garish paints worn by actors, Factor introduced the first flexible greasepaint for film in 1914. With a few careful brush strokes, a lot of innovation and the kind of luck that can happen only in Hollywood, Max Factor changed the meaning of glamour. His innovations can be experienced in every tube of lipstick, palette of eye shadow and bottle of nail lacquer used today. Join author Erika Thomas as she reveals the makeup guru s expert beauty tips and the story of how he created the most iconic golden-era looks that are as relevant today as they were nearly a century ago.”

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