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  • Short Summary

    Nelson Keys demonstrates various character disguises with make-up and wigs.

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    "To his many friends "Bunch" (as he is familiarly known) is a real bunch of characters. The day we saw him, he was trying some new make-up studies." C/U of the comedian Nelson Keys rubbing foundation onto his face, he sits in front of a table, presumably in a dressing room. He wears a dressing gown. C/U of his face and upper torso. He looks into the mirror as he makes up and puts on a wig. The wig makes him look as if he is almost bald with some white hair at the back.

    "Now some shaggy eyebrows." He wipes something onto his eyebrows. Then he combs them down to make them look shaggy. He makes lots of faces at the camera. "As Apaches seem to be the fascination of the moment" said 'Bunch' "Let's evolve one." He takes his wig off, smoothes his eyebrows down, makes his eyes up. "Heavy lips and eyebrows give one the appropriate and villainous look." He paints his lips and defines his eyes. He then puts on a dark wig, a large gypsy style earring and a beret. "And there you are!" He pulls a disdainful look. He takes off the wig, earring and beret. "And now for a cup of tea!" M/S of Bunch sitting having a nice cup of tea. He drinks from the cup then smiles.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 273.

    Note: paper records spell Nelson's surname "Keyes" but on main title is "Keys". It has been suggested that when Nelson does his "Apache" he is impersonating Ivor Novello.

    Safety print exists. Probably to be found in the "Stars as they Are" reel.

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    01:23:12:00 / 01:26:22:00
    EP 283

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