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Mary Lisa Gavenas
Noted scholar on the development of the U.S. beauty industry, especially as it related to cultural history. Author of "Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry" (Simon & Schuster); contributor to American National Biography and African American National Biography (Oxford University Press); former senior editor at Glamour, Mirabella, InStyle, Fairchild Publications. Used as an "expert" source in media ranging from The New York Times and U.S. News and World Report to WNYC and BBC-4.

Affiliation: 2009/2010 Fellow, Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center
Past Productions: Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry (Simon & Schuster); The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear (Fairchild Reference); American National Biography (Oxford University Press)
Category: Scholars/Experts
Subject: Consumer Culture , Cultural Production , Commerce
Time Period: All Time Periods , 20th Century since WW2

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