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    THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0944* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.

    "Most of us know how valuable massage is for our limbs, but most of us also know what a tiring job it is - too!" (Perforation damage on first shot).

    Woman is given a massage by a physiotherapist on a sports field. He is massaging her thighs. M/S showing three other girls, "Nippies" wearing their Lyons Tea House outfits. One of the girls gives her friend a shoulder massage. "Here's a novel pneumatic massage machine, that envelops the patient like a diving suit, and massages the body by means of air impulses circulating through tubes in the suit." Woman in a swimsuit takes off her floral robe and climbs up onto a table. She lays back on the table and a beauty therapist zips her up in the strange contraption which looks more like a straitjacket than a diving suit to me! The arm sections are zipped up and the beauty therapist switches a switch.

    C/U of the machinery which drives the massage machine. Panning shot of the woman as the suit undulates - very bizarre! "Incidentally, forty minutes of this "pneumakardion" will just about send you to sleep!" C/U of the woman having a little kip.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 535.

    Safety print exists. Probably to be found on "A Thing of Beauty" reel.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    37521
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1080.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:17:00 / 01:21:42:00
    Canister:
    EP 218
    Sort Number:
    EP 218
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH BIB Edit Clips Modernism \'30s Modernism Beauty Inventions Vintage Beauty
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