• Short Summary

    As the world waits in anticipation for a feast of world-record breaking performances at the Olympic Games next month, some people who have no hope of competing at such elevated levels, are turning their attention to earning a place in the record books by more modest means.

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    CU Hairdresser Christos Angelopoulos working on youth's hair
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    CU Hairdresser feet standing in piles of shorn hair
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    SCU Hairdresser cutting hair (3 shots)
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    SV People watching through window
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    SV Girl giving Angelopoulos a drink as he works
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    SV Official judging panel seated watching
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    SCU Angelopoulos bathing feet after achieving record hairdressing session
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    Background: As the world waits in anticipation for a feast of world-record breaking performances at the Olympic Games next month, some people who have no hope of competing at such elevated levels, are turning their attention to earning a place in the record books by more modest means.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Greek capital, Athens, on Saturday, a men's hairdresser, Christos Angelopoulos, set out to break the European record for hairdressing. The old record was held by an Italian, who had spent 83 hours plying his craft non-stop.

    One of the main problems facing Mr. Angelopoulos in his record-breaking attempt, was to find enough heads of hair to cut. He solved the problem by placing a board outside his barter's shop advertising free hair-cuts, day or night.

    Helped with some refreshments during his uninterrupted stint of clipping, he managed to keep going for almost four days. throughout the attempt he was watched by a committee of judges, which included journalists, an industrialist, and the President of the Athens Hairdressers Association.

    They eventually confirmed his new record of 95 hours and some two hundred heads. A truly topping achievement!

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJXQ0UJ35G391CZCFWG033Z9H
    Media URN:
    VLVADJXQ0UJ35G391CZCFWG033Z9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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