War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry

By | October 19, 2017
War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry Author Lindy Woodhead
ISBN-10 1683366484
ISBN-13 9781683366485
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Wiley
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Now a new musical starring two time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone Evita Gypsy as Helena Rubinstein and Christine Ebersole 42nd Street Grey Gardens as Elizabeth Arden A fascinating dual biography of the women who founded today s beauty industryThey were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstancesHelena Rubinstein in an orthodox Jewish household in Krakw Poland Elizabeth Arden on a farm outside Toronto But by the 1930s they were bitter rivals in New York the rulers of dueling international beauty empires that would forever change the way women thought about cosmetics salons and wrinkles This riveting biography brings these two celebrated women to life revealing the ruthless drive and innovative business strategies that took each to the top Along the way it offers an intriguing look at their personal idiosyncrasies Rubinstein collected art Arden racehorses their checkered marriages and the rarefied social milieu in which they both traveled

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