One of the more fascinating aspects of researching Norma Niblock was learning a great deal more about the business of Mineralava. It is astounding that Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova were paid what they were at 7000$ a week for those three months. By the current inflation calculator that would be 119,700$ a week today.
I found this little chart of the cost of living in 1924 which puts that into perspective.The ramifications of such expenditures for the manufacturer of Mineralava clay are also interesting and I will be talking about all of that in a podcast very soon. Many more Mineralava discoveries and anecdotes!