• Short Summary

    René's hair show in O'Hana Galleries - unique display of bizarre hairstyles inspired by famous painters.

  • Description

    O'Hana Galleries, Mayfair, London.

    M/S of a girl with bizarre tall flower arrangement on her head. Girl is placed in massive golden frame - she is a picture on the wall. C/U of the girl's face reveals pink rose petals around her face which go all the way up to the 'rose basket'. Flowers, leaves and curled golden ribbon made of her long blond hair are arranged together. This hairstyle is inspired by Gainsborough tells the voiceover.

    Hairstyles inspired by the great artists of the past are created by 'the artist of the present' - celebrities hairdresser René, whose most famous client is Princess Margaret. They are presented to the public in from of picture exhibition staged in the O'Hana Galleries in London's Mayfair.

    M/S of a girl's profile in, now more modern frame. C/U of the girl's face as she slowly turns to face the camera. Half of her face is painted black. Her hair is 'dreadlocked' and twisted up into 'snakes' - looks like Medusa's Head. Legend says - DON'T LOOK! This one is said to be inspired by Picasso, voiceover informs.

    M/S of the two girls in frames. M/S of René and model Barbara Goalen looking at the exhibits. C/U of one of the framed girls shows a hairstyle inspired by the modern Japanese artist Foujita. Four 'humps', two over the ears, one on top of her head and one on the back, were 'glued' by using 'tons' of hairspray. A yellow ribbon is tied across her head - very Madam Butterfly look.

    Renoir, Velasquez and Botticelli are also on the list of the artists who inspired René. Other hair styles shown in the film are more conventional although their presentation is very original.

    Note: Girls modelling the hairstyles are Meryl Colebrook, Sheila Lynch, Edwina Carrol Letitia, Beril (Beryl?) Grey, Maureen o'Leary and Pamela Broadly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    63.10
    Media URN:
    1281
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:18:00 / 01:22:15:00
    Canister:
    CP 131

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Meryl Colebrook" in text and tags should read Merrill Colebrook.

    Sheila Lynch's startling make-up in this clip was created by Charles Parker, chief make-up artist at the MGM film company.

    "Edwina Carrol" in text and tags should read Edwina Carroll, (and in the text should be separated from the name "Letitia").

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