Factor became a United States citizen in 1916. As a result, virtually all of the major movie actresses were regular customers of the Max Factor , located near. Factor began experimenting with various compounds in an effort to develop a suitable make-up for the new film medium. Max Factor's half-brother October 8, 1892 — January 22, 1984 was a -era and affiliated with the. Additionally, Max Factor is honored with a on the at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard. After meeting up with his family they traveled in the class on board the S. Factor died on August 30, 1938, at the age of 60 in Beverly Hills, California.
By 1904, concerned about the increasing anti-Jewish persecution developing in Congress Poland, he and his wife decided to follow his brother Nathan and uncle Fischel to America. Max Factor - The Man who Changed the Faces of the World. Worried that he would not be released from his royal service, he arranged with the assistance of a friend to take a rest cure at. The boys would watch the expensive wigs. His father, a hard-working grocer, rabbi, or textile mill worker depending upon the source , could not afford a formal education for his four children. Factor was so shaken by the threat that he returned at the behest of a local doctor to America, where upon arrival he took to his bed.
He developed a reputation for being able to customize makeup to present actors and actresses in the best possible light on screen. Unlike theatrical cosmetics, it would not crack or cake. By the age of eight years, Factor was working as an assistant to a and. Later that year Factor moved his family to , , seeing an opportunity to provide made-to-order wigs and theatrical make-up to the growing film industry. The New Yorker, Sept 1 2008, Pages 124 to 128. An attempt was made by the police using a decoy to capture the extortionist but no one turned up at the agreed drop-off point to collect the money. .
By the age of fourteen, he was working at Korpo, a wig maker and cosmetician to the Imperial Russian Grand Opera. His remains were moved many years later to in , California. By 1914 he had perfected the first cosmetic specifically created for motion picture use—a thinner greasepaint in cream form, packaged in a jar, and created in 12 precisely-graduated shades. At the age of nine, he was to a wig maker and cosmetician in ,. He became well-known when a traveling theatrical troupe wore Factor's cosmetics to perform for Russian nobility. With this major achievement to his credit, Max Factor became the authority on cosmetics for film making. Unfortunately, his partner in the venture stole all of his stock and the profits.
Greasepaint in stick form, although the accepted make-up for use on the stage, could not be applied thinly enough, nor were the colors appropriate, to work satisfactorily on the screen during the early years of movie-making. He was originally interred in the Beth Olem mausoleum at the in Los Angeles. Among his most notable clients were , , , , , , , , , and. In the early years of the business Factor personally applied his products to actors and actresses. Factor, born to a Jewish family in Poland in 1877. Despite the birth of Louis on August 29, 1907, the marriage was short-lived and ended in a prolonged court battle, as result of which Factor obtained custody of all of his children. Factor February 14, 1916 — December 15, 2005 is Max Factor's great-great-grandson.
Archived from on 3 March 2016. Factor marketed a range of cosmetics to the public during the 1920s, insisting that every girl could look like a movie star by using cosmetics. Upon his discharge, he opened his own shop in the town of , selling hand-made , creams, , and. However, on March 17, 1906, his wife collapsed and died from a brain hemorrhage. With assistance from his brother and uncle, Factor recovered and opened a barber's shop.
That experience enabled him to gain a position at Anton's of , a leading hairstylist and cosmetics creator. He spent the years from age eighteen to twenty-two undertaking his compulsory military service in the , where he served in the Hospital Corps. He allowed the wigs to be rented to the producers of old , on the condition that his sons were given parts. In 2003 born December 15, 1963 , one of Max Factor's great-grandsons, was convicted of multiple sexual assaults involving the use of to render his victims unconscious. He married Esther Rosa whom he called Lizzie and by early 1904 they had produced three children, Freda, Cecilia and Davis.
Max Factor's name appeared on many movie credits, and Factor appeared in some cameos. The Russian nobility appointed Factor the official cosmetics expert for the royal family and the , an honor which led to him being closely monitored. . . .