• Short Summary

    Bald men are fitted with hair pieces for an evening but they had to give them back on the way home.

  • Description

    London.

    At the entrance of a club a doorman checks the men arriving to a special party - bald men party - Bald Headed Ball. Only genuinely bald men can attend so doorman pats each on head to make sure they fulfil requirement. Bald men are seen talking to girls, mingling - having fun.

    A man chooses one of the bald men and directs him to a chair in the corner. He then finds a 'toupee' - a hair piece and puts it on bald man's head. He combs 'his' hair and lets him go. Another man sits at his place. While hair specialist fits a new hair piece, happy hairy man goes to his lady friend and passes her test - she seems pleased with his new look.

    Party is being thrown by Harley Street hair specialist Leonard Pountney as a piece of salesmanship - he is there to show the men the advantages of having a toupee.

    Succession of shots shows different men getting wigs fitted and making their girls happy. Various shots of men and women having fun - chatting, dancing, drinking... until it is time to go home, but before leaving, men have to return their toupees. A doorman is seen pulling off the wigs, beards and moustaches to be returned to Leonard.

    Same Leonard Pountney is filmed in a few other fantastic Colour Pictorial films. Bizarre as much as entertaining they are all highly recommended - CP 89, CP 405, CP 473 & CP 279. He also briefly appears in CP 250.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    467.09
    Media URN:
    4526
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:39:00 / 01:59:54:00
    Canister:
    CP 728

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "doorman pats each on head" - the "doorman" is renowned toastmaster Ivor Spencer, who features in several other British Pathe clips.

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  2. jamied says

    "Same Leonard Pountney is filmed in a few other fantastic Colour Pictorial films. Bizarre as much as entertaining they are all highly recommended - CP 89, CP 405, CP 473 & CP 279. He also briefly appears in CP 250" - these numbers equate to clips 53.18, 257.05, 103.33, 195.08 and 63.17.

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