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

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ISBN-10: 0471487783

ISBN-13: 9780471487784

Edition: 2003

Authors: Lindy Woodhead

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A fascinating dual biography of the women who founded today's beauty industry They were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstances-Helena 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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.50" long x 2.05" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Lindy Woodhead worked in international fashion public relations for over twenty-five years. During the late 1980s she spent two years as the first woman on the board of directors of Harvey Nichols. Lindy retired from fashion in 2000 to concentrate on writing. Her first book, War Paint (Virago), a biography of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, was published in 2003. She is a regular contributor to The Spectator and The Times Saturday Magazine. A Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, she is married with two sons and lives in southwest London and southwest France.

Introduction
Rivals Even in Death
The Krakow Cream
The Beauty Wizard of Oz
Rise of a Rival
Madame on the Move
Florence Graham Becomes Miss Elizabeth Arden
The Women at War
Masters of Art, Mistresses of Money
Elizabeth and Tommy
In the Money--Helena
End of an Era--Depression and Divorce--Helena
Lipsticks and Lesbians--Elizabeth and Elisabeth
Challenges and Changes
Maine Chance and Makeovers
Princess of the Potions v Lady of the Lotions
The Second World War
The Second World War--Part II
The Second World War--Part III
All the Queen's Horses and One of the Queen's Men
Post-War Warriors
The Fabulous Fifties: Two Beauty Queens and the Man Who Would Be King
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