• Short Summary

    Great shots of scary-looking beauty treatments at the Academy of Beauty Culture.

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    Knightsbridge, London.

    Great shots of pupils at the Academy of Beauty Culture massaging models of female faces as they learn how to give a facial under the instruction of a tutor. Another instructress demonstrates on a student from Siam.

    In another training session the pupils watch as a woman wearing a cap and pads over her eyes has steam and ultraviolet rays directed at her face to force oxygen into her skin. In the next session shows a woman lying on her front, having her shoulders massaged. The masseuse and students all put on their goggles and a ray lamp is directed towards the woman's back.

    A frightening treatment shows a woman having a piece of fabric placed over her face, leaving a gap for her nose and mouth. The trainer picks up a large, thick mask ("which contains radioactive elements") with cables leading from it and puts it over the woman's face, then winds a bandage over it! The mask is attached to electrical apparatus which is now switched on. The trainer turns different dials relating to different areas of the woman's face. The mask is finally removed from the poor woman's face.

    Note: cameraman's notes on file list all the pupils, 'patients' and teachers seen here.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:14:00 / 01:05:49:00
    NP 444

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