THE ART OF COSMETICS - FOR YOUNG AND OLD
Various shots teenage-make-up class held in Girl's Club in Kent as Miss Ann Jakeway instructs class in art of make-up on Miss Pat Howard aged 16 years. LS. The girls practice applying lipstick. ECU lips as wax stick of lipstick is applied. CUs. Eyeliner applied beneath the lower eyelids. Various shots as Miss Howard applies lipstick to girl, the other girls doing likewise. Young girl with ponytail, Joy Versi, aged 12, has her lipstick applied. Two MSs. of girls wearing Easter bonnets?
LS. MS. An Old Folks Home in Bearsted. Six old ladies sit in a row as Lily Purse aged 85 years old puts on lipstick and powder.
MS. Sign saying Egyptian toilet objects, pan down wig made from human hair (1250 B.C.) CU. Pan down mummy showing make-up on face (30 B.C.) CU. Painting of goddess Nut (2nd century A.D.) CU. Mummy's face on coffin of Bak-en-Mut (11 00 B.C.) MS. CU. Mr. A.F. Shaw, assistant keeper of Egyptian Antiquities taking bronze mirror (1300 B.C.) out of wooden toilet chest. MSs. as he picks out tube and applicator from box (which today would be eye-black and mascara). MSs. wooden cosmetic box in shape of trussed duck. CU. a pumice stone which was used for smoothing the face. MSs. a terra-cotta jar containing remains of colouring which served as rouge. CU. Small comb. Various shots of an alabaster pot containing reddish greasy cosmetic which today would be known as foundation cream. MS pan from Mr Shaw at box to toilet articles on table.
Various shots at Old Folks home as the old ladies apply lipstick and powder. Lily Purse applies her make-up and goes off with her 'boyfriend' Mr George Lockhart aged 87 years. The other ladies wave them goodbye. Close-ups of George and Lily and the other old ladies.
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Cataloguers Note: Delightful shots of the women applying make-up, especially the scenes in the old folks home.