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    Knightsbridge, London.

    C/U of model Susan Beck with a hairstyle designed by Biagio; her hair is swept off her face to form a cone at the back of her head, from which hangs a piece of maroon chiffon fabric. Behind her left ear is a roll of hair.

    M/S of Biagio himself, taking some geometric-shaped curlers out of Margaret Prior's hair. This 'do' involves four square 'curls' around the top of the head; the rest of the hair is swept back; Biagio removes a gold wire gauze cone from the top of Margaret's hair to reveal a 'hair cone' beneath; there is another hair cone behind her right ear. The effect is somewhat Taiwanese. Commentator asks "How does she take her new hairstyle to bed?".

    M/S of Biagio examining some of the special wire gauze shapes he uses to create 'The Geometry Set', as he calls them. C/U of Kathy Lancaster; her hairstyle looks quite conventional from the front; swept back into a French pleat. As she turns her head, we see her hip-length hair has been wrapped around the back of her head in a square shape, and a large hair cone protrudes from the centre!

    C/U of Audrey Wyne; her blonde hair is swept back; on top of her head sits a wrap of red-brown hair, like a pillbox hat. She tips her head forward to show in the centre of the wrap is a square of hair with a large gold ball in the centre; four smaller balls are in each corner of the square. How does it stay there?!!

    Note: On file are some brief notes about Mr Biagio which tell us Pathe made two earlier films with him "in the black and white days" - one was a hats and hair story with Chin Yu.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1978
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    39.14
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:18:00 / 01:35:48:00
    Canister:
    CP 060
    Sort Number:
    CP 060
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