Out takes (cuts, rushes) for fabulous hat and wig story from CP 204.
Cuts (rushes, out takes) for CP 204 - MODERN HAIR ORNAMENTATION - cut item is on tape *PM0081*.
Stupendous wigs and hats are modelled - they really are amazing. A man sits with two women at a round table with a large candelabra in the middle. They drink a toast to each other. The women, who we then see in C/U, look most peculiar. One wears a ginger wig - very big hair. I suppose it could be her own hair but it is huge! The other woman wears a hat of white feathers with coloured jewells scattered over it. On the top there is a little model bird - bizarre! Nice C/U of woman grasping man's hand which is placed on the table. She wears green nail varnish. C/Us of the other woman looking at the menu.
A third woman appears. She is wearing another bizarre hat which has white bows on top and a large jewel at the centre with drop pearls. She looks through a pair of opera glasses. Chauffeur waits outside a building, woman emerges with another mad creation on her head. Very long feathers emerge from the top - don't think she will be able to get all that inside the car... Nice low angle shot of the woman as she poses outside the building.
Various shots of woman having her hair brushed and her head measured. For a wig or hat fitting presumably. C/U of wig fitter's assistant (who has a terrible hairdo) making notes. Various shots of the wigmaker gluing hair to a net. Another man arranges feathers in the headdress seen in the section with the chauffeur. Freddy French glues feathers on to a moulded head piece. Shots of pink dye being applied to a wig then curls being pinned.
Marcel Portman, Freddy French, David Gwyn Rees and Ivor Hill are the hair stylists and milliners in this item. Philip Treacy should have a look at this one!