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eBook War Paint ePub

by Lindy Woodhead

  • ISBN: 1860499740
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Lindy Woodhead
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; First Edition edition (April 2003)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1494 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1883 kb
  • Other: rtf lit txt lrf
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 640

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A fascinating dual biography of the women who founded today’s beauty industryThey were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstances–Helena Rubinstein in an orthodox Jewish household in Kraków, Poland, Elizabeth Arden on a farm outside Toronto. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Lindy Woodhead; (Author). Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months - at 40% off List Price. War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry.

Lindy Woodhead (author). I have seldom enjoyed a book so much. War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius. Behind the gloss and glamour lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other.

War Paint: Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden - Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry by Lindy Woodhead Virago, £20, pp498. Black paint around the eyes is such a familiar convention it seems natural,' Angela Carter wrote in 1975, 'so does red paint on the mouth

War Paint: Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden - Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry by Lindy Woodhead Virago, £20, pp498. Black paint around the eyes is such a familiar convention it seems natural,' Angela Carter wrote in 1975, 'so does red paint on the mouth.

My first was War Paint – the dual biography of Elizabeth Arden and her rival .

My first was War Paint – the dual biography of Elizabeth Arden and her rival Helena Rubinstein who between them created the luxury beauty business. Published back in 2003, War Paint has been adapted as a Tony Award nominated Broadway Musical starring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, who lit up the stage during the show’s run in 2017. Already a distinguished documentary on America’s PBS channel, War Paint may yet make it to the big screen as an option is in place from a major Hollywood producer. An accolade for a book that’s over 16 years old so my thanks to Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London and Turner Publishing over in Nashville, Tennessee.

War Paint : Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, their Times, their Rivalry. By (author) Lindy Woodhead.

Read "War Paint Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, their Times, their Rivalry" by Lindy Woodhead .

War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius.

Lindy Woodhead worked in international fashion public relations for over 25 years. During the late 1980s she spent two years as the first woman on Harvey Nichols' board of directors. 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 Lindy Woodhead worked in international fashion public relations for over 25 years.

War Paint - Lindy Woodhead

War Paint - Lindy Woodhead. The book is full of fascinating anecdotes, how Miss Arden was delighted to outlive Madame Rubenstein and smiled all the way through her funeral and, my favourite, how the Duchess of Windsor terrified Miss Arden's secretary by sleeping with her eyes open - she'd had so much cosmetic surgery that she was unable to close her eyes. nicolehc 1Go to nicolehc 1's profile, opens in a new window. This book is great for anyone interested in the history of the cosmetics industry. Not actually that inspirational from a feminist perspective. These women were ruthless; nothing new there.

The story of two remarkable women - Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. Between them they left an extraordinary legacy which touches the lives of virtually all women today: the creation of the modern cosmetics and beauty industry. The book traces the humble beginnings of both Arden and Rubinstein and examines the forces and influences that drove them. It also explores the period in which they lived, without an understanding of which their phenomenal achievement cannot be truly appreciated. The similarities between the two are intriguing: dedicated to beauty, they were both born into genteel poverty and were motivated by money and the creation of their businesses, to the exclusion of almost everything else. They were both avid social climbers and desperately thrifty. They also hated each other. This is the story of an industry, of a social movement and of a great rivalry.

Comments

Kadar Kadar
This was probably one of the worst books I have ever read and I am still struggling to finish the last 50 pages just because I spent the money to buy the book! Since it became a Broadway play, expectations were high that it would be quite good and it was recently chosen by our book club. There were only five members in attendance at the following book club meeting and not one of us enjoyed or even finished the book. The writing was incredibly disjointed and in many paragraphs the writer went off in so many different directions that the flow was completely disrupted. Half the time you didn't know if you were reading about Rubinstein or Arden. What a disappointment!
Dandr Dandr
I was looking forward to a good, juicy, historical rivalry; instead I got mired down in too much irrelevant detail. I couldn't get past Chapter 3. It was full of boring details about Helena's early life and lots of speculation as to why she fabricated much of her background. It would have been much better if the early days of both women were condensed into one succinct chapter. I can't comment on the meat of the story because I just can't struggle through another word. If Kindle books could be returned, I would do so.
Gianni_Giant Gianni_Giant
These were two amazing women. To think of when they started in business, the businesses they started, and the success of both is amazing unto itself, but what I found even more fascinating was who they knew.

Between the two of them, they were either friends or acquaintances of nearly every famous person alive throughout several decades,in all manner of fame. They knew kings and queens, movie stars, politicians, artists, musicians,and, of course, fashion and cosmetic designers. As they say, anyone who was anything, they knew. Very fascinating history.
Beazekelv Beazekelv
They invented the Beauty Industrial Complex, an industry that rakes in billions all over the globe. The tale of two very different but equally fascinating women who made huge fortunes peddling the idea of cosmetics and products to insecure women in the 20th Century. As women in a man's world, they took no prisoners and both died rich and unhappy. But oh, their stories and their feud make for great reading.
Dagdalas Dagdalas
In today's beauty industry, it's still Helena Rubinstein's world, and we are all just passing through. I have to giggle when I think of how she would react to current makeup trends. Brown lipsticks, jaundice colored yellow foundations, drag queen/kardashian contouring: something tells me Helena would hate it but think it is funny all the same. Liz Arden would be desperately trying to push pink lipstick and Ardena Baths on everyone. It was fun to read about those two, but working for them would have been awful. Lindy Woodhead did a great job telling their stories.
Teonyo Teonyo
A bit too much information and smaller print, but very interesting to read before seeing the show on Broadway.
Vosho Vosho
I was so interested in these women. Unfortunately I tried really hard to read this entire book. But unfortunately this read was slow and boring. Way too many insignificant details. And not enough captivating character development
Fascinating chronicle of social history and American business savvy, a great read! You must see the musical adaptation of the book at Goodmantheater.org