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Author Brandon, Ruth.

Title Ugly beauty : Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the blemished history of looking good / Ruth Brandon
Edition First edition
Published New York : Harper, [2011]


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Description xii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Beauty is power! -- The authoritarian -- What did you do in the war, Daddy? -- Family affairs -- A takeover and three scandals -- Consumers or consumed? -- Coda: two old ladies
Summary The story of Helena Rubinstein, Eugene Schueller, and the dark side of the beauty business they helped to create. Brandon asks important contemporary questions about beauty standards and the often murky intersection of individual political aims and the role of business. Filled with remarkable twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters, Ugly Beauty is a riveting true story about what lies beneath the flawless exterior of the cosmetics industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rubinstein, Helena, 1870-1965.
Helena Rubinstein, Inc.
L'Oréal (Firm)
Beauty, Personal.
Beauty Culture -- history.
Cosmetics -- history.
Famous Persons.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 2010024435
ISBN 0061740403