A collection of 24 black and white publicity photographs of cosmetician Max Factor (1877-1938) and his make-up studio at 1666
North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California.
Maksymilian Faktorowicz, Max Factor, (1877-1938) was a Jewish cosmetician from Poland. He immigrated with his family to Los
Angeles in 1904 to provide made-to-order wigs and theatrical make-up for the growing film industry. In 1914, Max Factor improved
upon the early greasepaint formula that was typically used for the stage by creating a lighter compound that was to be used
exclusively for the film medium. Max Factor developed pancake face powder in 1918, and by 1927 began to market his cosmetics
to the general public as make-up.
.2 linear feet (Boxes: ½ letter)
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