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Max Factor and Hollywood : A Glamorous History

Max Factor and Hollywood : A Glamorous History

By Erika Thomas


The story of the makeup artist who changed the film industry—and the world of modern cosmetics. Includes photos!


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. 


In Max Factor and Hollywood, 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.

    • Format : Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : History Press
    • ISBN : 978-14671-36105
    • Copyright : 2016
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