This is a vintage Max Factor Advertisement that I found in a 1947 publication, featuring a picture of Deborah Kerr.
The vintage Max Factor advertisement was inside the 1947 Daily Mail Film Award Annual, a hard-back book that I recently added to my personal collection.
This is an original scan of the advert:
This is my re-touched version:
- Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz, 1877–1938) was born in Russia and emigrated to America in 1904.
- Max Factor, was a make-up artist, wig maker and inventor; he worked with Hollywood’s leading film stars.
- Factor began experimenting with various compounds in an effort to develop a suitable make-up for a glamorous but realistic look on-screen.
- He had perfected his first cosmetic product in 1914 and became the authority on cosmetics in film-making.
- In 1916 Max Factor started selling eye shadow and eyebrow pencils; it was the first time these kinds of products were available outside the movie industry.
- By the 1920’s Factor had launched a full range of cosmetics to the public, calling it ‘make-up’.
- The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts, and Sciences presented Max Factor with an honorary Academy Award in 1929 for his contributions to the film industry.
- He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard).