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As a professional makeup artist for over 50 years, Maurice Stein has seen enormous success and won an Academy Award for his work on the original Planet of the Apes in 1969.
Maurice has touched the faces of the most notable and brightest stars of film, television and commercials, including three US Presidents. He has worked on over 200 films and television shows, and has more than 4,000 commercials and photo shoots to his credit.
Stein was the first makeup artist inducted into the California Cosmetology Association Hall of Fame and is included in the National Cosmetology Association Hall of Renown.
In 1985 Maurice retired from his professional makeup artist career in the entertainment industry to establish a cosmetic and special effects supply in Burbank, CA. Maurice launched Cinema Secrets and it quickly became the go-to place for professional makeup artists, studios, actors and many of the most recognized faces on the big screen.
The family run business outgrew its location within 3 years and expanded to its current location at 4400 Riverside Drive, #110 Burbank, CA.
Maurice formulated a line of cosmetics to satisfy the special needs of the entertainment business, the general public and the clinical applications in the medical industry. Maurice regularly volunteers his time to teach cancer patients and burn survivors on how to apply Cinema Secrets foundation minimizing scars and discoloration and restoring a sense of well being in their appearance.
Through the American Cancer Society and the assisted help of the National Cosmetology Association, Stein became one the first makeup professionals to provide his corrective makeup techniques and educational services to the National Look Good Feel Better Program. Stein has also worked with cancer patients at City of Hope, burn survivors at The Phoenix Society, children's burn units at Shriners Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Burn Rehabilitation Center, the Grossman Burn Centers, as well as many other burn units across the United States and Internationally.