Modern Living: Pompeii on Fifth Avenue

The U.S.'s latest, most preposterous beauty shop is a designer's powder-puffed version of what Pompeii would have looked like if Revlon had been running things before Vesuvius decided to end it all. Devised by President Charles Revson. the L. B. Mayer of the cosmetics business, the House of Revlon opened last week in the Gotham Hotel on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, "dedicated to the arts of beauty" and to the sales of the firm's products. It is also dedicated to the proposition that all women can be re-created equal.

Upon arriving, the giddy client repairs to (he dressing room, where her street clothes...

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