A love story with a twist...a bitter twist
'Powder & Paint' is definitely not a biography.
Perhaps it can best be described as a character study wrapped up in romance and mystery. Some liberties have been taken to emphasize the drama and to highlight the challenges which, even today, confront a go-getting woman in a male dominated world. Without doubt 'Madame' Rubinstein met her fair share of fear, loneliness and heartbreak on her rocky road to success.
The story behind Powder & Paint is based on a collection of 2000 letters from 1914 – 1928 between Helena Rubinstein and her London manageress Rosa Bird. They give an extraordinary and very personal insight into a woman who changed the face of women the world over.
Thanks go to Hedgerow Print of Crediton for printing the programme which was art directed and designed by Nick Findell at The Graphic Agenda.
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