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Topic: revlon wigs story
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Search in: Discussions   Subject: revlon wigs story    Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:28 pm
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Topic: Model History ~ 1961 Beauty Ads ~ Cutex - Revlon
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Search in: SPECIAL FEATURES - Fashion History   Subject: Model History ~ 1961 Beauty Ads ~ Cutex - Revlon    Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:25 am
What were the newest trends in beauty products for 1961? Check out these ads from various 60s Ad Campaigns Albums. It's also fun to see the popular fashions and hair styles from 50 years ago:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49853


Angela Howard
Cutex

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49868


Tamara Nyman
Helena Rubinstein

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49870


Sara Thom
Max Factor

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49871


Heather Hewitt
Maybelline

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49872


Dolores Hawkins
Noxzema

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=49860




Lucinda Hollingsworth
Revlon

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=51871

Susan Camp
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Topic: VOGUE FEATURES Revlon's "Fire & Ice" ~ November 1952
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: VOGUE FEATURES Revlon's "Fire & Ice" ~ November 1952    Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:34 am
Revlon introduced its new lipstick and nail color Fire and Ice in the fall of 1952, and ads featuring Dorian Leigh photographed by Richard Avedon were published in the November issues of many fashion magazines. The iconic ad went on to win Advertising Age's prestigious Magazine Advertisement of the Year award:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186


Costume: Bove of Rose Schogel
Ring: John P. John




The November 1, 1952 issue of Vogue magazine also showcased Fire and Ice on the cover and in their editorial pages:


Photographer: Frances McLaughlin


Photographer: John Rawlings


Suzy Parker
Photographer: John Rawlings

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=25110


Suzy Parker
Photographer: John Rawlings



Photographer: John Rawlings

Susan Camp
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Topic: Suzy Parker - Revlon - Fire and Ice
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: Suzy Parker - Revlon - Fire and Ice    Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:35 am
On March 1, 1932, brothers Charles and Joseph Revson, along with chemist Charles Lachman, established a nail polish company they named Revlon (the “l” in Revlon came from Lachman).

In his book Fire and Ice: The Story of Charles Revson – the Man Who Built the Revlon Empire (William Morrow and Company, 1976), Andrew Tobias chronicled the career of the man “who started with one bottle of nail polish and a fine ear for female fantasy and built an empire – The Revlon Company – worth millions from them”:



A special album has been created for this book in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1940s-1950s):
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To read this out-of-print book online, go to Andrew Tobias’ web site:
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Suzy Parker was a very popular Revlon model in the 1950s and 1960s:

However, friction developed between Suzy and Charles Revson over her fee, and their relationship became strained. Suzy Parker recalled:

"'As time went on it became really very funny. They did this particular Cleopatra ad and shot it with ten or twelve different black-haired girls, at great expense. It wasn't the photographer's fault; it was just that they couldn't choose the model. So they had to keep paying Avedon for the pictures. It was a disaster. Finally, at the last minute, they brought me in and put a black wig on me and they never let Revson know it was me in the ad. He never realized.' (He doubtless realized full well. Out of pride he may have pretended he didn't.)”


1962
Photographer: Richard Avedon

“Earlier she had done a similar last-minute bailout retake on Stormy Pink. 'We worked at night [double the fee] off Montauk Point, in the ocean, and I had to hold a stallion. We really did that. It was very dangerous because it was windy and the pebbles kept rolling out from underneath the horse's feet, and I'm trying to hold him down. We worked on that for almost six hours in the middle of the night, in the middle of the ocean [well, not quite], and I was in a chiffon dress. I think the reason I was such a good model wasn't that I was such a particular beauty or anything, but that I was as strong as a horse. And that occasion proved it!'"


1963
Photographer: Richard Avedon
This double-page ad is unusual because it's vertical instead of horizontal.

“The Revson/Parker relationship was such that when Time sent a photographer around in 1960, Charles had to pay her to appear — as if it were a modeling session and not a simple publicity shot. While the photographer was setting up in Revson's office, Parker was dressing in the ladies' room and putting on her false fingernails. ‘I wore false ones in all the ads because I've never had long fingernails,’ she says. ‘I had gotten them all glued on, rather unsatisfactorily, and I was trussing my white mink, and I make my entrance and everyone says, “Wow, wow,” and all that — and I lose one of the damn fingernails.’”

“‘I'm crawling under the desk and the Time man says, “What are you doing?” "I'm looking for my blinking, bloody fingernail," I said — and Charles turned absolutely beet-red. “You mean you wear false fingernails?” the photographer asked. He thought it was a riot. I thought Charles was going to explode with rage, because I said, “Of course I do, I always have — in all those ads.” At which point Charles turns to me and says, “All right, let's change the subject.” He thought I had done it deliberately . . . and I don't know that I didn't.’”


“Charles, lipstick patches on his palm, looks admiringly at Suzy Parker (whom he had to pay to appear for this publicity shot).”
Photographer: Leonard McCombe

There seems to be a discrepancy about the date of this photo. I found these photos from the same shoot on the LIFE Magazine web site with the date of September 1, 1956:









Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: NEW Summer Revlon Ads 1960s
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW Summer Revlon Ads 1960s    Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:37 am
NEW ads with a summer theme have been posted in the 60s Ad Campaigns Albums: Revlon Album and in the Portfolio Albums of these models:
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Deborah Dixon & Tilly Tizzani 1964
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Deborah Dixon 1965
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1967


1967

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: Rene Russo's Revlon Ads ~ 1970s
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Search in: Movie Stars and Models - Click Here   Subject: Rene Russo's Revlon Ads ~ 1970s    Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:10 am
NEW Revlon ads featuring Rene Russo have been posted in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1960s-1970s):
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1974

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1977

Susan Camp
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Topic: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1960s
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1960s    Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:11 am
NEW Revlon ads from the 1960s have been posted in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1960s-1970s):
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1960




1961 Lucinda Hollingsworth
Contributed by Bonnie Thomas
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1961


1963 Monique Chevalier
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1963 Suzy Parker
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1965 Ina Balke
Contributed by VOGUE SPIRIT

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1968 Sue Murray
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Susan Camp
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Topic: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1950s
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1950s    Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:34 am
Bonnie Thomas has posted many NEW Revlon ads from the 1950s in various Top 50s Models Albums.

I have also included them in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1940s-1950s):
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186




1952 Mary Jane Russell
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=80789


1953 Nancy Berg
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=82120




1954 Carmen Dell'Orefice
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=80951


1954 Nancy Berg


1955 Carmen Dell'Orefice




1955 Jean Patchett
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=80198




1956 Iris Bianchi
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=81616


1957 Joanna McCormick
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=83981


1959 Iris Bianchi

Thank you, Bonnie!

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1940s
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: NEW Revlon Ads ~ 1940s    Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:34 am
NEW Revlon ads from the 1940s have been posted in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1940s-1950s):
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186


1942


1946


1947
Photographer: John Rawlings


1947


1948


1949

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: Revlon's "Fire & Ice"~ Dorian Leigh
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: Revlon's "Fire & Ice"~ Dorian Leigh    Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:26 am
On March 1, 1932, brothers Charles and Joseph Revson, along with chemist Charles Lachman, established a nail polish company they named Revlon (the “l” in Revlon came from Lachman).

In his book Fire and Ice: The Story of Charles Revson – the Man Who Built the Revlon Empire (William Morrow and Company, 1976), Andrew Tobias chronicled the career of the man “who started with one bottle of nail polish and a fine ear for female fantasy and built an empire – The Revlon Company – worth millions from them”:



A special album has been created for this book in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1940s-1950s):
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88141

To read this out-of-print book online, go to Andrew Tobias’ web site:
http://www.andrewtobias.com/fireandice.html

Dorian Leigh was already a top model when she did Fatal Apple, her first Revlon spread, in 1945”:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186







“From then on Revson considered her ‘lucky’ and used her in shade promotion after shade promotion”:


1945


1946


1947

“The shade promotion to end all others was Revlon’s Fire and Ice, in the fall of 1952.” It won Advertising Age’s prestigious “Magazine Advertisement of the Year” award:


Costume: Bove of Rose Schogel
Ring: John P. John
Photographer: Richard Avedon

“The two-page spread consisted of a dazzling model, Dorian Leigh, in an icy silver-sequin dress with a fiery scarlet cape; and on the facing page, the headline, ARE YOU MADE FOR FIRE AND ICE? You were, the ad stated, if you could answer eight of the following fifteen questions in the affirmative:

Have you ever danced with your shoes off?
Did you ever wish on a new moon?
Do you blush when you find yourself flirting?
When a recipe calls for one dash of bitters, do you think it's better with two?

Do you secretly hope the next man you meet will be a psychiatrist?
Do you sometimes feel that other women resent you?
Have you ever wanted to wear an ankle bracelet?
Do sables excite you, even on other women?
Do you love to look up at a man?
Do you face crowded parties with panic -- then wind up having a wonderful time?
Does gypsy music make you sad?
Do you think any man really understands you?
Would you streak your hair with platinum without consulting your husband?
If tourist flights were running, would you take a trip to Mars?
Do you close your eyes when you're kissed?”


This ad was used as the back cover photo for Dorian Leigh’s autobiography, The Girl Who Had Everything…The Story of the “Fire and Ice Girl" (Doubleday & Co., 1980):
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=40885





Dorian Leigh was also featured in the famous 1953 shade promotion for Cherries in the Snow:




Photographer: Richard Avedon
Contributed by bonniepix

Susan Camp
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Topic: Revlon's "Fire & Ice" ~ Charles Revson
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: Revlon's "Fire & Ice" ~ Charles Revson    Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:22 am
On March 1, 1932, brothers Charles and Joseph Revson, along with chemist Charles Lachman, established a nail polish company they named Revlon (the “l” in Revlon came from Lachman).

In his book Fire and Ice: The Story of Charles Revson – the Man Who Built the Revlon Empire (William Morrow and Company, 1976), Andrew Tobias chronicled the career of the man who "started with one bottle of nail polish and a fine ear for female fantasy and built an empire – The Revlon Company – worth millions from them”:









A special album has been created for this book in the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album (1940s-1950s):
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88141

Here are some historic Revlon ads from the 1930s through the 1970s:

The first Revlon ad to run outside of trade journals:


The New Yorker Magazine
Summer 1935

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186

The first Revlon ad to run in Vogue Magazine:


Vogue Magazine
Summer 1936

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186

The first full-scale color promotion with "matching lips and fingertips". Revlon popularized this fashion strategy in the 1940s:


1944
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=88186

First Revlon product named after Charles Revson:


Charly Stember
1973

http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=51871

To read this out-of-print book online, go to Andrew Tobias’ web site:
http://www.andrewtobias.com/fireandice.html

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: "The Women We Wanted to Look Like" ~ Revlon Ads
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: "The Women We Wanted to Look Like" ~ Revlon Ads    Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:55 am
In her book The Women We Wanted to Look Like (St. Martin's Press: 1977), Brigid Keenan examined the women who influenced fashion in the 20th Century:
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Lauren Hutton


Jean Shrimpton

Here are some interesting photos and insights about how Revlon changed the way cosmetics were advertised to women after World War II:
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Cosmetics, rather than skin care, were the new thing and Revlon was quick to see that these could be sold successfully if projected with glamour and sex appeal.

Revlon spared no expense on their advertisements, using top photographers like Richard Avedon, top model girls (especially the beautiful sisters Suzy Parker and Dorian Leigh), and placing them, in full colour, across double-page spreads in magazines. They set the style for all their competitors:




Dorian Leigh 1953
Contributed by bonniepix





Suzy Parker 1954

But in 1972, Revlon allowed sex to give way to women's liberation, with Jean Shrimpton posing aggressively on a motorcycle:



In 1973 the Revlon girl settled down and in advertisements for their new perfume, Charlie, she is strolling along in a trouser suit:


Charly Stember

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: NEW The Redhead in Red SUZY PARKER Revlon Ads
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW The Redhead in Red SUZY PARKER Revlon Ads    Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:52 am
The 1950s through the early 1960s was an era of bright red lipstick and nail polish. With her flaming red hair and creamy complexion, Suzy Parker was the perfect model for those products. Here is The Redhead in Red in 5 Revlon ads:

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These 2 beautiful 1951 ads have been contributed by bonniepix and can be found in her NEW Bonnie Pix Album: Suzy Parker Album:
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1958




1960




1962

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: Double-Page Revlon Ads ~ 1959-1974
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: Double-Page Revlon Ads ~ 1959-1974    Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:27 am
Recently I've been posting many of the double-page Revlon ads as two separate pages instead of one large ad. That way both the model and the product(s) can be clearly seen. Here are 5 NEW ads:
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1959




1964 Candice Bergen




1967 Kecia Nyman




1968 Sue Murray




1974 Susan Forristal

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Topic: NEW Revlon Ads 1975 Shaun Casey ~ Susan Schoenburg
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW Revlon Ads 1975 Shaun Casey ~ Susan Schoenburg    Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:23 am
5 NEW 1975 ads have been added to the 60s Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon Album:
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Shaun Casey


Shaun Casey


Shaun Casey


Susan Schoenburg
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Susan Schoenburg

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Topic: REVLON 1964
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: REVLON 1964    Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:35 am
Topic: Who is she ? 1965 REVLON
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: Who is she ? 1965 REVLON    Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:56 pm
Topic: 8 NEW Revlon Ads 1940s
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Search in: FORTIES/FIFTIES SUPER MODELS - Click Here   Subject: 8 NEW Revlon Ads 1940s    Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:30 am
8 NEW Revlon ads from the 1940s have been added to the Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon:


1943


1943


1944
I believe this is Dina Merrill, Post Cereals heiress and actress



1944


1945


1945


1945


1949

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: NEW Dorian Leigh & Suzy Parker REVLON Ads
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW Dorian Leigh & Suzy Parker REVLON Ads    Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:51 am
Yesterday I announced the completion of the albums of sisters/models Tamara and Kecia Nyman. Today I posted 4 NEW Revlon ads each of sisters/models Dorian Leigh and Suzy Parker. They can be found in the Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon. Here's a sample:


1946 Dorian Leigh


1953 Dorian Leigh
Photographer: Richard Avedon


1954 Suzy Parker


1956 Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker's Revlon ads can also be found in her Portfolio Album.

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
Topic: NEW Rainbow of REVLON Ads
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW Rainbow of REVLON Ads    Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:16 am
5 NEW Revlon ads can be found in the Ad Campaigns Album: Revlon:


1952 Jean Patchett


1943


1944


1956 Suzy Parker


1962

*~Susan Camp~*
Topic: NEW 1968 Revlon Ad with Sue Murray
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Search in: SIXTIES/SEVENTIES SUPER MODELS   Subject: NEW 1968 Revlon Ad with Sue Murray    Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:11 pm
I just uploaded a new 1968 Revlon ad featuring Sue Murray:


March 1968 Seventeen magazine
Ad Campaigns: Revlon

Sue Murray has a beautiful album of over 200 photos, including many from Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines:


November 1967 British Vogue magazine


November 1965 Harper's Bazaar magazine
Photographer: Bob Richardson

*~Susan Camp~*
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