• Short Summary

    CLAIMED AS THE WORLD'S LARGEST WAX MODEL FACTORY, HINDSGAUL IN DENMARK, WAS COPING WITH AN UNUSUAL DEMAND, JANUARY 4 - DOZENS OF EFFIGIES OF AMERICA'S FIRST LADY, MRS.

  • Description

    CLAIMED AS THE WORLD'S LARGEST WAX MODEL FACTORY, HINDSGAUL IN DENMARK, WAS COPING WITH AN UNUSUAL DEMAND, JANUARY 4 - DOZENS OF EFFIGIES OF AMERICA'S FIRST LADY, MRS.JACQUELINE KENNEDY.

    VOTED TWO YEARS IN SUCCESSION AS THE WORLD'S BEST DRESSED WOMAN, MRS.KENNEDY IS NOW THE FASHION IDEAL OF DESIGNERS, RETAILERS AND WOMEN THE WORLD OVER.FOR HINDSGAUL, WHICH HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1920, HER POPULARITY HAS RESULTED IN ORDERS FOR HER LIKENESS FROM 47 COUNTRIES.

    THE FACTORY PRODUCES AN AVERAGE OF TEN-THOUSAND MODELS A YEAR.IT IS A LONG TIME HOWEVER SINCE THEY WERE MADE FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL MATERIAL WAX.PROVING QUITE UNSUITABLE IN HOT CLIMATES IT WAS SOON REPLACED BY MORE DURABLE AND LIGHTER SUBSTANCES, AND NOW FIBREGLASS IS THE FAVOURITE BASIS FOR THE MODELS WHICH WEIGH FROM TEN TO TWELVE POUNDS.

    EYELASHES ARE MADE FROM THE SKIN OF THE GREENLAND SEAL; AND HUMAN HAIR, IMPORTED FROM CHINA, WAS ONCE USED IN THE WIGS.WHEN THIS SUPPLY RAN OUT DURING THE WAR IT WAS REPLACED BY HORSEHAIR AND LATER NYLON.

    PRODUCTION FOR THE NEW YEAR IS NOW WELL UNDERWAY AND FROM THE FACTORY POURS A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS LINE OF MODEL JACQUELINE KENNEDYS FOR USE IN FASHION DISPLAYS, SHOP WINDOWS, ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS, EVERYWHERE THE ACCENT IS ON FASHION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE72FYYZNRRP6P2LG5RP8K7KI4
    Media URN:
    VLVAE72FYYZNRRP6P2LG5RP8K7KI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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