Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty

Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061740404
Branch Call Number: 646.72 B7342U 2011
Characteristics: xii, 290 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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debwalker Mar 05, 2011

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a cliché usually applied to people’s appearances. Before I opened this book, by British cultural historian Ruth Brandon, I assumed I was going to learn how two cosmetic giants, Helena Rubinstein and L’Oréal, continually pull fast ones on women like me thanks to their cunning copywriters and my preoccupation with my appearance. Instead, I found myself navigating through 80 years of anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism in France."
Charlotte Gray
Globe & Mail
March 4, 2011


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