The Powder and the Glory

The Powder and the Glory

Director: Ann Carol Grossman, Arnie Reisman Cast: Jane Alexander, Annette Miller

DVD (Color / Black & White / Wide Screen)

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The Powder and the Glory

Filmmakers Arnie Reisman and Ann Carol Grossman collaborate on this documentary detailing the stories of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, who became the first highly female entrepreneurs in America by creating the global cosmetics industry. In the early 20th Century, make-up was worn almost exclusively by performers and prostitutes, and considered taboo for the average female. Enter Arden and Rubenstein, two immigrants who arrived in the United States without a dollar to their names, and created what would eventually become a $150 billion global health and beauty industry. Though both women lived and worked only blocks apart in New York City for over half a century, their paths would never cross as they competed to become the biggest cosmetics suppliers in the country. The advertising and marketing techniques they developed would become the cornerstone of the industry, transforming both women into household names while elevating their products from merely respectable, to absolutely indispensable.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
UPC: 0841887009072
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 13,756

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Powder and The Glory
2. Introduction [5:59]
3. Early Lives [4:37]
4. The 1910s [18:34]
5. The 1920s [9:36]
6. The 1930s [15:22]
7. The 1940s [6:25]
8. The 1950s [9:07]
9. The 1960s [6:32]
10. Legacy [8:06]
11. Credits [1:23]

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