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  • Description

    Titles read: 'GILDING the LILY (Revised Version!)'.

    Various locations of events, including Pathe Studio, London.

    Several shots of women applying make-up - lipstick, eyebrow pencil, powder. A woman wearing a baseball guard applies powder to her face with a hanky.

    Shots of the pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt. Drawing of a box of lotions and cosmetics dating from 1,400 BC that was found in the graves of Egyptian Kings. Drawing of Egyptian figures and hieroglyphics on rocks. Live shots of a woman dressed as Cleopatra applying make-up to her eyes, then looking seductive as she reclines beside a flaming torch.

    We then see women acting as ladies of the court of Nero in Rome, 54 AD, applying white powder to their faces and bodies. C/U of a handbell being rung. A man dressed in 1770s town crier costume opens a scroll and starts reading out a notice that says women wearing scents, paints, artificial teeth, false hair, iron stays, high heels (etc) will incur the penalty of the law against witchcraft.

    C/U of a woman wearing stage make-up - it looks very harsh and heavy. We see the girl being made-up with special cosmetics for the camera - foundation and powder. C/U of the girl with more natural make-up.

    Great shots of a woman applying mascara. Animation lists the ingredients in this "eye black" as lamp black and soap! "Red Nose Lotion" (some kind of early concealer?) contains peroxide and eau de cologne and costs 1/2 D to make. C/U of a bottle of 'Beako' red nose lotion (must be a joke!) costing 10'6. A girl in glasses puts some on. C/U of woman putting on lipstick. Animated list of ingredients of lipstick. Girl coming out of a swimming pool looks in her bracelet compact to apply eyebrow pencil (from PSP 849 - After The Bathe Is Over).

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52249
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1652.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:09:00 / 01:18:39:00
    Canister:
    PSP 918
    Sort Number:
    PSP 918
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    MAKE UP Perfume and Perfume Making Make-up EDEN DOC - Eau de Cologne Groppi Groppi Patch 1 Vintage Beauty Make Up Gallery Stills new Egypt Archive
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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