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    Barber V. Cafe, Soho London.

    M/S cafe window. A notice reads 'A free shave with your coffee from 9 to 10.30 every morning. A man walks into picture and reads sign. L/S Man walking into cafe. M/S Interior of cafe. Man walks up to counter, sits down and asks for coffee. Man behind counter hands him cup. M/S Man handing cup of coffee. He then passes him sugar. M/S Man putting sugar in coffee, he then stirs and drinks. M/S Man drinking coffee. He strokes his chin and then speaks to man behind counter. L/S Man behind counter handing customer electric razor. M/S Man with mirror on counter, commences to shave. Man behind counter watching as he wipes up cups.

    M/S Man drinking coffee as he shaves. L/S Barber's shop. Barber puts sign in window which reads: 'Free coffee with your shave'. C/U Sign. M/S Man walking into barber's shop. Takes coat off, sits in chair. M/S Barber just finishing shaving man. M/S Girl assistant pouring out cup of coffee. She walks out of picture. M/S Girl coming into picture and going up to customer with coffee who has just finished having his shave. M/S Assistant handing the man the coffee. Barber is combing the man's hair. M/S The customer drinking coffee. He gives barber a smile of approval.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:09:00 / 01:14:44:00
    NP 537
    Sort Number:
    NP 537
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
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  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "M/S cafe window" - the cafe is on Frith Street.

    "Man behind counter hands him cup" - the man's name is Claude Barnett.

    "Barber puts sign in window" - his name is David Crook.

    A small newspaper article from the era regarding this story can be found here......

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