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    The hairdresser Riche uses elements of nature to inspire him when creating new hairstyles.

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    Bushey, Hertfordshire.

    L/S of a big house and garden, a man walks across it with a pad tucked under his arm. L/S as he walks across a rock garden, there are trees in the background. M/S of the man in his rock garden, he is Riche the hairdresser. The camera pans down to a little waterfall running between the rocks, C/U of Riche's face as he looks round his garden. L/S of a gardener pushing a wheelbarrow full of shrubs up the path, Riche comes over to talk to him. C/U of Riche, C/U of the gardener. L/S as the gardener carries on up the path and Riche walks across it.

    M/S of his daughter stood by a dovecote holding a dove, Riche walks up to her and starts talking. He opens his pad ready to sketch, C/U of his daughter holding the dove, the camera pans across to Riche sketching the dove. M/S from behind his daughter as he sketches, there is a lake surrounded by trees in the background. M/S from behind him as he holds up the sketch to show his daughter, he then walks out of the shot. The narrator explains that nature inspires him in his new hairstyle creations. L/S as he walks towards a beehive in another part of the garden. M/S of him sketching as he walks past it. L/S of the lake and trees. M/S of Riche sitting on a bench with a pencil in his mouth, he is sketching. Next to him on the bench there is another sketch pad with a drawing of a bird and a bee on it. C/U of the drawings on the pad.

    Interior. M/S of a model sat down wearing a hat shaped like a giant bee, she moves her head round to the left. C/U of her head in the bee hat. M/S as Riche walks into the shot and removes the hat to reveal the hairstyle called the 'Bee Line', which is a short style, sleek and round at the back with a fringe. Riche starts to tease the style into place. C/U of him patting the model's hair at the back, he looks at his work and then backs away. The model moves her head towards the camera to show off the front.

    M/S profile of another model wearing flowers in her hair, she moves her head to show a big model bee on top of them, her hair is in the 'Bee in a Bonnet' style which has a double scatter fringe. C/U of the hairstyle. M/S of a blonde model with a 'Town Sparrow' hairstyle, this is an adaptation of the bob which is rounded at the back and flicked over at the front. She turns her head round to show off the style. C/U of the hairstyle, the camera moves down to show the back.

    C/U of a feathered hat, the camera moves over to show the back of the hair which is in the 'Egret' style with a rounded back, the model moves her head round to show the front which is curly. M/S of a dark haired model with a short hairstyle slicked back at the front. This is 'Little Miss Moorhen', which is a version of the 'Bee Line' designed especially for brunettes. C/U as she turns her head round and shows the back which is wavy on top and swept into a round shape at the back.

    Note: Riche also created the Beehive hairstyle.

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    British Pathé
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    01:52:28:00 / 01:55:26:00
    CP 151

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The end of the shots list suggest that the hairdresser featured here, Riche, created the Beehive hairstyle. However, the Beehive was actually created by an American hairdresser in the early 1960s.

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  2. Unknown user says

    I would dispute Jamied's comment above 29/march 2013, for you can see proof here this Pathé news reel was issued three years+ earlier in 1957, hairstyle designed by the Haute Coiffure Hairstylist Riché in London and was all part of the launch prepared of the United Artists Film The Vikings starring Kirk Douglas. These hairstyles and adornments designed to lift the hair over the crown of the head supported the publicity of that film for the premier in London with great success and subsequently the hairstyle became popular worldwide. In those days fashion trends did take longer to travel but there is no denying the evidence of this Pathé news report! Incidentally I should know I was there at the launch!

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