• Short Summary

    Fruit, vegetables and herbs are used as cosmetics - some nice beauty tips found.

  • Description

    Henlow Grange Beauty Farm, Henlow, Bedfordshire.

    Man pushes wheelbarrow filled with fruit and vegetables into house. Woman is picking roses and placing them in basket. She walks towards house. She picks petals and places them into a large silver bowl. A girl is lying in bath filled with rose petals. It is some kind of Jacuzzi - great water massage. Woman pours more petals into bath. This and many other treatments involving fruit and vegetables are speciality of the Henlow Grange Beauty Farm.

    White paste is smothered over woman's naked body - it is good for skin elasticity - we are told. A chef wearing chef's whites and hat, slices cucumber and gives it to a beautician. She places cucumber slices all over woman's back. Another beautician steams it with a little steam machine - this clears the skin.

    Chef prepares face mask. Half of avocado pear is mashed with juice of half a lemon. Beautician applies it to girl's face and massages it into her skin. Girl is lying in a bath tub filled with water and herbs (greens, lots of leaves). Chef comes with a huge tray full of sliced fruit and vegetables. He throws it in water - girl smiles. She takes two slices of beetroot and starts massaging her cheeks with them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    467.05
    Media URN:
    4522
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:10:00 / 01:36:44:00
    Canister:
    CP 727

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A chef wearing chef's whites and hat, slices cucumber and gives it to a beautician" - that "beautician" is in fact the long-time owner of Henlow Grange, Leida Costigan.

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