collection SC.385 - The Future of Beauty symposium program, 1989

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The Future of Beauty symposium program, 1989


  • 2022 December 23 (Accumulation)
  • 2018 January 3 (Accumulation)
  • 1989 April 6 (Creation)

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0.82 linear feet
Documents and video.

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(1932 (date of establishment))

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Revlon, Inc. is an American-based cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care company established in New York City. The company was founded in 1932 by brothers Charles and Joseph Revson, along with chemist CR Lachman.

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Donation by David Katzive, January 2018 and additional video materials in 2022.

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Bi-fold program for a Revlon Symposium title The Future of Beauty which was held in New York City on April 6, 1989. Speakers included Nancy Friday, Lionel Tiger, Georgia Witkin, Molly Haskell and Warren Farrell. Also included is a letter from Nancy Friday addressed to the donor David Katzive.

2023 accumulation: three betacam video cassettes with footage of the event and a variety of people, including Joan Rivers, Norman Lear, Gay Talese and others, talking about women in the beauty industry.

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Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special Collections and College Archives. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at or call (212) 217-4385.

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The Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law ( when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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