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    In school of beauty culture, students from all parts of the world study and exchange ideas.

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    Kensington, London.

    M/S of a woman sitting in bed while two women, one wearing white coat, another traditional Indian clothes, massage her hand and her foot. Cut to a line of seated women in uniforms watching them. Some take notes. M/S of the Indian woman massaging a foot. C/U shot of the face of one of the observers.

    This is school of beauty culture where students from all parts of the world study and exchange ideas. Teacher, Mary Wood explains her method of hand massage. Massage is demonstrated on actress Elspet Gray. C/U shot of Ms Gray enjoying massage. M/S of the students. M/S of Ms Gray leaving.

    L/S of another room, lots of activities everywhere. Cut to M/S of two teachers talking. C/U shot of a young woman with a cotton string in her mouth and hands. This is Ms Jaleh Khamsi illustrating a centuries old Persian method of removing unwanted hair. C/U shot of a leg as Ms Khamsi pulls the hair. It looks like a long painful method - not very appealing. M/S of a girl mixing something. Violet Goh from Singapore shows how to make up an Eastern hand bleach. High angle C/U shot of a mixing pot. Several shots of the ingredients and mixing process.

    M/S of several girls slicing tomatoes and putting them over lettuce leaves. They are making a face pack. Lettuce and tomatoes are sprinkled with ground almonds, wrapped into cheese cloth and ready to be used. Several C/U shots of the wraps being made. M/S of the two women sitting in armchairs waiting for their treatment. C/U shot of Ms Goh applying her hand bleach to one woman's hand. M/S of another student putting the cheese cloth on another woman's chin. C/U shot of the face of a woman with cheese cloths on her chin and forehead. Girl has too much make up on so the face pack cannot be put across her face. Not a great demonstration.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:26:00 / 01:32:53:00
    CP 117

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