• Short Summary

    A girl orders face powder and watches beautician making it for her.

  • Description

    London.

    High angle C/U shot of a hand spooning out pink powder from one of many glass jars surrounding a white working area on a counter. Powder is poured onto scales and measured. Then it is spread across the white working area. High angle shot of different colour powders being mixed. C/U shot of the face of a young woman wearing a hat. C/U shot of different colour powders being mixed.

    This is part of a difficult process of making face powder to match the skin colour of an individual. Young woman wearing hat, wants to have a face powder to blend into her skin perfectly, so the beautician specialist mixes it for her. M/S of a girl watching the beautician mixing different colour powders. C/U of the face of the beautician lady. C/U shot of the face of the girl waiting for powder to be made. C/U shot of the mixed powder being poured into a special silver 'scoop' with a handle. M/S of a beautician putting the 'scoop' under something looking like an espresso machine. It is some kind of a press. High angle C/U shot of the beautician's hands operating the machine. Machine is called compact-sized disc and the usage procedure is the same as with the espresso machine.

    C/U shot of the pressed powder being taken out of the machine and placed into powder box. C/U shot of the girl smiling while receiving ready made powder from the beautician lady.

    Note: The beauty specialist featured in film is Mary Sanders. Fashion model seen in film is Isabelle Babianska.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    75.08
    Media URN:
    1302
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:21:00 / 01:13:15:00
    Canister:
    CP 177

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