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This historical timeline provides a linear look at the lives and careers of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, and sets them within the contexts both of the cosmetics industry they created and of some key world events. It is not intended to be exhaustive—rather, it is a set of snapshots, focusing on just some of the highlights of their long and productive lives. For more detail, watch The Powder & the Glory, read War Paint, and make use of our full bibliography.

Click on the image below to view the entire Timeline.


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The Powder & the Glory is presented on PBS by South Carolina ETV