CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996
Outraged that Procter & Gamble Co. plans to sell the landmark Max Factor building and its museum collection, some Hollywood locals staged a demonstration Thursday outside the building. Procter & Gamble has agreed to sell the building to developer Donelle Dadigan for $1.15 million, said Ed Rider, chief archivist for Procter & Gamble. Dadigan said she intends to lease most of the building to the Museum of Hollywood History, an archive that is to open when the sale is completed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 |
The Max Factor Beauty Museum in Hollywood, faced with imminent closure, was granted a 60-day reprieve Friday as Procter & Gamble Co. officials agreed to requests from Los Angeles political leaders and community activists to consider proposals to keep the popular attraction open.
September 22, 1991 |
When you step into the Max Factor Museum of Beauty, you're transported to a Hollywood where drop-dead elegance was the norm, not the exception: The Art Deco building is a paean to the pursuit of cosmetic perfection and a memorial to the man who made that pursuit his life's work. Originally a wig maker to Nicholas II, Max Factor came to Los Angeles in 1909 and was soon formulating makeup for the fledgling film industry.
April 11, 1991 |
In a deal combining the smell of greasepaint and the color of money, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble agreed to spend $1.14 billion on Revlon's historic Max Factor & Co. as well as Revlon's German cosmetics subsidiary, the two companies announced Wednesday.
October 22, 1993 |
There are tours of dead stars' homes, semi-stars' condos, underwater coral reefs and graveyards. There is even a tour for insomniacs. But where is the fashion tour of Los Angeles? The local landmarks of style don't show up on any maps we've seen. So come on along--watch your step at the fold--to the places where the stars shop, to the home of the topless bathing suit, to the garages that served as launch pads for great labels, to the shops that have known a dozen incarnations.
December 27, 1992 |
Robert Nudelman is a gadfly. Not the kind that bites livestock but a person who annoys others or rouses them from complacency, all in the interest of preserving gritty old Hollywood. When not on the phone at his tiny but historico-politically correct apartment ($600 a month, built in 1927), he is buzzing around city offices or casting a quizzical eye on Hollywood Boulevard's bums, punks and tourists from the ticket booth at the Guinness World of Records Museum.