Poodle Beauty Parlour 1955

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    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

    L/S of an elegant woman walking a white poodle through the park. The woman is mannequin Nicky Keyworth and she is taking her poodle Lady Jane to the poodle's beauty parlour for 'hair treatment'. Ann Seymour, who runs the poodle's beauty parlour, "has introduced into the Britain the idea of dyeing poodles any colour from cherry red to apple-green". She uses harmless vegetable dye which lasts for just under a month.

    M/S of Miss Keyworth and Lady Jane entering the salon. M/S of Ann Seymour greeting them. She shows Miss Keyworth colour samples. C/U shot of a plate with samples. Miss Keyworth's finger points into the pink one. M/S of the two women discussing the colour.

    M/S of the interior of a dying room. Two women dying another poodle green. One is applying the dye to poodle's back while the other blow-dries poodle's front. Poodle stands still. M/S of Ann Seymour starting to paint Lady Jane. C/U shot of a hand applying paint with a toothbrush. M/S of the green poodle being dyed. C/U shot of the poodle's face.

    Beautiful shot of a Great Dane named Chinta sitting in an armchair. Chinta unfolds its long front legs and lifts his/her upper body to look around in dismay. Cut to the poodles being painted. Cut back to C/U shot of Chinta's face, wondering.

    C/U shot of woman's hand applying pink nail varnish to Lady Jane's nails. Colours match perfectly. Now, Lady Jane is ready to go. M/S of Ann Seymour carrying pink Lady Jane back to her mistress. Miss Keyworth seems to be happy with Lady Jane's new look. M/S of Miss Keyworth admiring the colour. C/U shot of Lady Jane's face as Miss Keyworth pets her. M/S of Miss Keyworth and Lady Jane leaving the salon.

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    01:46:13:00 / 01:49:01:00
    CP 050
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