• Short Summary

    Hair stylist Freddy French tries out new hairdos on the model papier mache heads he makes.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of West End hair stylist Freddy French working on a model head with elaborate hairdo, made from tissue paper. He drips melted coloured candle wax over the head to create an abstract effect. Commentator says Freddy tries out new hairstyles on these dummy heads. We see several other heads made by Freddy; one is made from newspaper papier mache with medusa-style hair; Freddy adds seashells to the face and hair of another head - wonderful!

    Two women stop to look at similar 'heads' outside Freddy's hair salon; one 'hair sculpture' has candles attached like a candelabra. Inside the salon we see Freddy putting the finishing touches to an elaborate hairdo - on a real girl! It looks to me like it is about 5 years ahead of it's time! A silver or pearl necklace decorates the 'do' and Freddy places a brooch at the front of the girl's hair - she looks very pleased with the result.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    187.08
    Media URN:
    2751
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:12:00 / 01:41:23:00
    Canister:
    CP 397

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