• Short Summary

    Carmen England straightens black women's hair at British Colonies Club in London.

  • Description

    British Colonies Club, London.

    C/U mass of afro hair. Various shots of black hairdresser Carmen England doing an African woman's hair. Carmen brushes the hair, she then treats it with "secret oils". She divides the hair into sections and uses heated steel combs to straighten the woman's hair. M/S of woman looking in mirror - Carmen has styled her hair typical 40s fashion. C/U of woman.

    Cataloguer's note: very unusual to come across story about ethnic minorities' beauty regimes at this time. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1355.18
    Media URN:
    44607
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:11:00 / 01:38:14:00
    Canister:
    NP 174

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