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    Title reads: "Men Seek Beauty".

    Henlow, Bedfordshire.

    Various shots exterior of Henlow Grange beauty farm. Various shots chief beautician Leida Costigan giving instructions to row of beauty experts in white coats. According to narrator Leida is explaining that the next batch of clients will all be men!

    Various C/Us man on treatment bed, a masseur uses suction cup to massage his beer belly. Various shots another man on a treatment couch, a beautician gives him a vibro leg massage. Various shots man receiving a facial. Various C/Us man in foam bath, a beautician mops his brow. Various shots male masseur and beautician giving man body wax treatment to make his skin tighter.

    Various shots male clients in bath robes eating fruit and drinking juice. Various shots male clients receiving a manicure. C/U man having scalp steam treatment, at the same time a beautician is massaging his wrists. The steamer is removed from his head and the beauticians massages his scalp, the other beautician massages his wrists.

    M/S man with beer gut standing scales whilst having his wrists measured, the man is holding his stomach in. C/U the man's stomach; he stops holding it in and puffs out into its natural state!

    Note: newspaper cutting on file.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:43:00 / 01:39:31:00
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  • Appears in...

    Strongmen BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH ALDERSHOT/ARMY COOKS The Middle Class Hanbook's favourite British Pathe reels Men Vanity London Make-up Vintage Beauty Weight Loss Beauty School Beauty Science
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Leida Costigan seen here produced at least 2 LP's promoting health and beauty, one called "Look Lively...Look Lovely!" and "Health & Beauty Exercises", which featured a shot of Henlow Grange Beauty Farm on the front sleeve.

  2. jamied says

    This was presumably a marketing exercise, for the man seen drinking a health drink at 01;14, having his scalp steamed (!) at 01:26, and showing off his belly at 01:44, is familiar British character actor Norman Mitchell.

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