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By Cindy Harper-Evans | July 26, 1991
Procter & Gamble Co. said yesterday that it will move the headquarters of its recently acquired Max Factor brand lines to Hunt Valley from Los Angeles by March as part of the consumer products giant's plan to make the Baltimore suburb a strategic site for its U.S. cosmetic and fragrance business.The Max Factor offices will be at 11050 York Road, sharing the same building with Noxell Corp. -- the maker of Cover Girl, Clarion and Navy perfume. P&G purchased Noxell about 18 months ago.James Schwartz, a Noxell spokesman, said that it was too soon to tell how many jobs the Max Factor move will create for Marylanders, but he said that Max Factor's headquarters at Revlon Inc. in Los Angeles employs about 125 people in finance, marketing, research and development, sales and administration.
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By SLOANE BROWN | March 26, 2006
THERE WERE GOWNS GALORE at the Gala for the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. The get-together at Baltimore's Marriott Waterfront Hotel was formal fun at its best. Scarcely an ankle was in sight at the pre-party VIP soiree. Almost every woman there wore a floor-length dress. However, the gown most talked about was that of foundation vice president Lesly Sajak. Two days before, her gala attire had received national attention. When Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak filled in for Regis Philbin on the Live with Regis and Kelly TV show, he asked the audience to choose which frock his wife should wear, and had her model one in white and another in black.
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By Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 18, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The best thing to come out of the bomb that was "The Two Jakes" would have to be the face lift it afforded Max Factor's Museum of Beauty -- and its immortality. When director and star Jack Nicholson chose the converted salon for a brief scene with a mud-packed Meg Tilly, Paramount Studios spent $20,000 restoring it to the exact condition in which it would have been found in October 1946."Nicholson said he wanted every case filled with the same products that would have been there at the time," museum coordinator Randy Koss explains.
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June 9, 1996
Francis "Max" Factor Jr., 91, a makeup executive who assumed his father's legacy of making stars and housewives look good, died of heart failure Friday at his West Los Angeles home. He was 91.Mr. Factor collaborated with his father, the legendary Max Factor Sr., in 1935 to invent pancake makeup, a beauty aide that kept actors' faces from appearing green in Technicolor films. But when actors began taking the stuff home, and sharing it with friends, Factor's father began mass-producing it and his cosmetics company was born.
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By Robin Givhan and Robin Givhan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | October 31, 1990
Although we're not experts on the best sights in Los Angeles, we'd like to give our votes to the Max Factor Museum. During our recent trip to California, we had a personal (la-di-da) tour and came away with all sorts of interesting tidbits.First of all, the whole museum was built by old Max himself, who was the makeup artist and hairdresser to the czar's court in Russia before making his way to the United States. The museum originally was done in art deco style and was in pretty shabby shape until Jack Nicholson revamped a large portion of it as a setting in "The Two Jakes."
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau of The Sun | April 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- Procter & Gamble's agreement yesterday to buy Revlon's Max Factor and Betrix cosmetics companies for $1.14 billion could have major implications for Hunt Valley-based Noxell Corp., acquired by Procter & Gamble only 18 months ago.Procter & Gamble has already made several shifts in Noxell's businesses, including transferring to its Cincinnati headquarters responsibility for both Lestoil, a household cleaner, and the international operations for Noxell's cosmetics business. Bigger changes may follow.
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June 9, 1996
Francis "Max" Factor Jr., 91, a makeup executive who assumed his father's legacy of making stars and housewives look good, died of heart failure Friday at his West Los Angeles home. He was 91.Mr. Factor collaborated with his father, the legendary Max Factor Sr., in 1935 to invent pancake makeup, a beauty aide that kept actors' faces from appearing green in Technicolor films. But when actors began taking the stuff home, and sharing it with friends, Factor's father began mass-producing it and his cosmetics company was born.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Evening Sun Staff | January 23, 1991
CAMOUFLAGE fabric, designed to conceal soldiers in hostile territory, may become a visible show of support for U.S. combat troops in the Persian Gulf.Desert camouflage, the drab mix of beige, khaki and light brown so often seen in televised broadcasts from the war zone, has been idling on the shelves of area Sunny's Surplus stores for years.''It was not a popular item until this happened,'' says Sunny's merchandising manager Larry Switzer. ''People were just not interested.'' Now the stores are getting many calls and inquiries about the gear.
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By Deborah Blumenthal and Deborah Blumenthal,N.Y. Times News Service | March 27, 1991
Women who suffer from makeup fade-out may find a cure among the latest crop of cosmetics. More and more lipsticks, eye shadows, foundations, eye pencils, blushers and even mascaras have a common theme: longevity. They are intended to be applied and stay put.Their aim is to help women overcome the problem of lipsticks that are licked or eaten off in an hour; foundations, blushers and eye shadows that quickly sink into the skin; pencils that fade or smear within minutes of mingling with tears or skin oils.
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By SLOANE BROWN | March 26, 2006
THERE WERE GOWNS GALORE at the Gala for the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. The get-together at Baltimore's Marriott Waterfront Hotel was formal fun at its best. Scarcely an ankle was in sight at the pre-party VIP soiree. Almost every woman there wore a floor-length dress. However, the gown most talked about was that of foundation vice president Lesly Sajak. Two days before, her gala attire had received national attention. When Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak filled in for Regis Philbin on the Live with Regis and Kelly TV show, he asked the audience to choose which frock his wife should wear, and had her model one in white and another in black.
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By Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 18, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- The best thing to come out of the bomb that was "The Two Jakes" would have to be the face lift it afforded Max Factor's Museum of Beauty -- and its immortality. When director and star Jack Nicholson chose the converted salon for a brief scene with a mud-packed Meg Tilly, Paramount Studios spent $20,000 restoring it to the exact condition in which it would have been found in October 1946."Nicholson said he wanted every case filled with the same products that would have been there at the time," museum coordinator Randy Koss explains.
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | July 26, 1991
Procter & Gamble Co. said yesterday that it will move the headquarters of its recently acquired Max Factor brand lines to Hunt Valley from Los Angeles by March as part of the consumer products giant's plan to make the Baltimore suburb a strategic site for its U.S. cosmetic and fragrance business.The Max Factor offices will be at 11050 York Road, sharing the same building with Noxell Corp. -- the maker of Cover Girl, Clarion and Navy perfume. P&G purchased Noxell about 18 months ago.James Schwartz, a Noxell spokesman, said that it was too soon to tell how many jobs the Max Factor move will create for Marylanders, but he said that Max Factor's headquarters at Revlon Inc. in Los Angeles employs about 125 people in finance, marketing, research and development, sales and administration.
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau of The Sun | April 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- Procter & Gamble's agreement yesterday to buy Revlon's Max Factor and Betrix cosmetics companies for $1.14 billion could have major implications for Hunt Valley-based Noxell Corp., acquired by Procter & Gamble only 18 months ago.Procter & Gamble has already made several shifts in Noxell's businesses, including transferring to its Cincinnati headquarters responsibility for both Lestoil, a household cleaner, and the international operations for Noxell's cosmetics business. Bigger changes may follow.
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By Deborah Blumenthal and Deborah Blumenthal,N.Y. Times News Service | March 27, 1991
Women who suffer from makeup fade-out may find a cure among the latest crop of cosmetics. More and more lipsticks, eye shadows, foundations, eye pencils, blushers and even mascaras have a common theme: longevity. They are intended to be applied and stay put.Their aim is to help women overcome the problem of lipsticks that are licked or eaten off in an hour; foundations, blushers and eye shadows that quickly sink into the skin; pencils that fade or smear within minutes of mingling with tears or skin oils.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Evening Sun Staff | January 23, 1991
CAMOUFLAGE fabric, designed to conceal soldiers in hostile territory, may become a visible show of support for U.S. combat troops in the Persian Gulf.Desert camouflage, the drab mix of beige, khaki and light brown so often seen in televised broadcasts from the war zone, has been idling on the shelves of area Sunny's Surplus stores for years.''It was not a popular item until this happened,'' says Sunny's merchandising manager Larry Switzer. ''People were just not interested.'' Now the stores are getting many calls and inquiries about the gear.
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By Robin Givhan and Robin Givhan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | October 31, 1990
Although we're not experts on the best sights in Los Angeles, we'd like to give our votes to the Max Factor Museum. During our recent trip to California, we had a personal (la-di-da) tour and came away with all sorts of interesting tidbits.First of all, the whole museum was built by old Max himself, who was the makeup artist and hairdresser to the czar's court in Russia before making his way to the United States. The museum originally was done in art deco style and was in pretty shabby shape until Jack Nicholson revamped a large portion of it as a setting in "The Two Jakes."
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June 22, 2003
On June 18, 2003 BAIL L. RAO, born in India, son of the late Bail and Laxmi Gopalakrishnaya. He received his PhD in England and worked for several major companies including Clairol and MaxFactor as a Research Manager. From 1968 to 1985 he was the Chairman of the Department of CHemistry at Coppin State University. In 1985 he retired andobtained a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is also survived by a nephew and a grand-niece. He enjoyed reading writing and the horse races.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
Paula Begoun is the funny, informed and candid friend every woman needs. Her book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, an Eye Opening Guide to Brand Name Cosmetics," cuts through beauty babble and hype and evaluates more than 30 major cosmetics companies on the performance of their line of products. The $10.95 paperback cost can eventually be recovered by heeding some of her smart saving tips.Ms. Begoun's information is subjective, based on personal forays through department stores and drug store racks.
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