In 1904 the company Max Factor was founded in the United States by the Polish-born Max Factorowicz and it was not long before he was working as make-up artist to the Russian Royal Ballet. His company started as a small cosmetics enterprise in the Los Angeles theatre district. There Max Factor quickly made a name with their first class products. As the film industry took notice of him, nothing stood in the way of a collaboration between Max Factor and the film giants. He created the first compact powder specially for the film industry, and eventually produced his innovative products for the general public.Max Factor owes its fame not only the persuasive quality, but also to well known users including Jean Harlow and Katharine Hepburn, who used the perfect Make-up at every public appearance where they wanted a flawless complexion.