Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fate, brought Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams and Emery Shaver together.

Tom Lyle Williams and Emery Shaver, casual yet elegant, living the California Lifestyle in the 1930's.  But how did the meet?

According to TL's sister, Eva Williams-Haines', son, Bob Haines;  Tom Lyle met Emery one night at a party in 1919.  Emery had no place to stay that night, for some reason, so, Tom Lyle brought him home to his family, who were all living in an apartment above the first little Maybelline Company warehouse/office, in Chicago. 

According to TL's, sister Mabel's, granddaughter, Linda Hughes;  TL's father TJ, called Emery, "The man who came to dinner," and I guess never left.  TL and Emery, were together from that day on, until Emery's death at 61 years of age.  Tom Lyle never got over losing Emery. 

Read more about TL and Emery, in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It. 

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A stunning piece of nostalgia is the best gift you can give this year, for the Holidays. 

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