Women: Hold Fast to Life & Youth

"There's only one Elizabeth like me," she liked to say, with a self-effacing little smile. "And that's the Queen." In fact, Elizabeth Arden, until she died last week in Manhattan at an age given out by her office as 82, was the czarina of the cosmetics business, a Bluegrass princess of the racing circuit, and a self-made multimillionairess with one Manhattan penthouse, one horse farm, a country cottage in Belmont, N.Y., and a 12th century castle in Ireland. More essentially, she was the first woman (or man) to successfully merchandise not merely...

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