War Paint: Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubinstein - Their lives, their times, their rivalry
by Lindy Woodhead
Paperback, 500pages, 2004
War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius. Behind the gloss and glamour of dreams in creams lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other.
Despite working for over six decades in the same business, these two geniuses never met face to face - until now.
"The definitive biography of women and their relationships to their faces in the twentieth century"
Linda Grant, Guardian