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Which Jewish Female Cosmetics Maven Was It?

The NYT seems very confused

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Helena Rubenstein.(Wikipedia)

“‘Estée had this idea that there were no ugly women,’ recalls Aerin Lauder, the senior vice president and creative director of the Estée Lauder brand. ‘Just lazy women.’” -The New York Times, March 26.

“Helena Rubinstein, the late cosmetics magnate and marketer whose life was recounted in a recent book, Ugly Beauty, famously declared, ‘There are no ugly women, only lazy ones’—a motivating, if maddening phrase.” -The New York Times, March 30.

Maddening, indeed!

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John says:

Earliest citation I could find – 1960 – “ads for Manhattan’s Diedre Line.”

http://bit.ly/gXSlyd [Google Books Link]

Eduardo says:

There are no good journalists, only lazy ones?

The New York Times has continually made mistakes;very early this morning I read the complaints of how the demise of the nytimes.com Book Forums was handled. I was otherwise occupied with the French election campaign at the time, which was discussed at The Guardian and needed a moderator; so, I filled in for a Socialist organizing his district. I should have known what kind of misogyny would take place, the first time the moderator for BookForums @ nytimes.com used the word “Liberal”. Our parting of the ways came when I was shocked at how dismissive he was when I commented as a literary contributor of the African and African-American Literature forum(which he had disbanded) about the difficulties Nadine Gordimer/Mrs.Reinhold Cassirer was having with a biographer. Mike then tried to one-up me by stating the only Cassirer who mattered for him was Ernst. May be payback for my contention that Toni Morrison should win as best novelist in last 25 Years Award in accord with a jury of her peers as American Novelists and Poets.

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Which Jewish Female Cosmetics Maven Was It?

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