Thursday, December 9, 2010

Maybelline's Cosmetic King and Queen of the 1920's.

Evelyn and Preston Williams, 1935

Preston Williams, 1900-1936

Tom Lyle's baby brother, and one of Chicago's hottest playboys during the 1920's.  A shell-shocked World War 1 Vet, he turned down a position at the Maybelline Co. to continue his destructive lifestyle, as a tough guy who boxed for prize money, scabbed for during railroad strikes, modeled for  Lord and Taylor. Only one word sums up Preston Williams - "Evelyn Boucher." 

Evelyn Boucher Williams 1901-1978

One of Chicago's reigning beauties in the 1920's. She ran away with the circus at 16, joined the Russian Ballet at 18 but gave it all up after meeting and falling in love with both Preston and Tom Lyle Williams on the same day. 

Read about Preston and Evelyn's white hot love affair and her never ending devotion to her brother in law Tom Lyle Williams, founder of the Maybelline Company in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It, by Sharrie Williams with Bettie Youngs, published by Bettie Youngs Books. 

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