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Based on British author Lindy Woodhead's bestselling book War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden, their lives, their times and their rivalry, this film focuses on two women from meager means who immigrated to the US nearly a hundred years ago, reinvented themselves and ultimately created the cosmetics, health, and beauty industry we know today.
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5.0

Looking good

By Neptune

from Gainesville, Florida

Comments about PBS The Powder and the Glory DVD:

A very fun DVD about the beauty industry and two of the women who were at the forefront of it. Like ships passing in the night, almost neighbors who never met, each VERY aware of the other. Well done DVD

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Interesting story about two women

By GildedAge

from Venice, Fl.

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Comments about PBS The Powder and the Glory DVD:

They help creat an industry and many jobs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Women Power

By Joel

from Boston. MA

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Comments about PBS The Powder and the Glory DVD:

This book is an example of the power that women have when they decide to become successful in a field of beauty, exercise, posture and health for females.In reality, these women could have been just as successful in a total male environment of the same desires as females if the times were right for the era. They would be now!
This was a marvelous book!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great info on fascinating women

By A librarian

from Jersey shore

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Comments about PBS The Powder and the Glory DVD:

I'm a no-makeup kind of gal, so I was a little skeptical about hearing the story of two women who revolutionized makeup for the modern woman. But the story of two women who built rival business empires and lived their quirky lives just a few blocks from each other (without ever meeting face to face) was irresistable. We all need to know more about women who have "made it" in a man's world. And this video was so masterfully done that by the end I felt I actually knew Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. I loved the transitional visual, showing a gorgeous face as a blank canvas that changed over the decades as makeup styles changed. The occasional animated sequences were witty and amusing - like little "Betty Boop" interludes. And I learned a lot - a whole lot - about makeup and the whole mystique surrounding it. Hats off to Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman for putting this fascinating production together.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Charming, Informative, Entertaining

By Beauty beholder

from New York, New York

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Comments about PBS The Powder and the Glory DVD:

A surprisingly intimate, fun and informative look at the two powerhouse women who created the cosmetics industry as we know it, there’s nothing made up here. Filmmakers Arnie Reisman and Ann Carol Grossman manage to get beneath the surface and show the warts-and-all rise from rags to riches of the world’s first two leviathans of lipstick. Using knowledgeable and witty interviews, clever animation and historical footage, the film doesn’t just cover cosmetics, but gives you a glimpse into an entire era, touching on class, religion, feminism and society at large. Interspersed with the experts, it’s fun to see Twiggy all grown up, and Kitty Carlyle Hart (in what must have been her last appearance on film) as enchanting as ever. It’s a charming film and it would be a shame to miss it.

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