• Short Summary

    Hairdresser Mike Pearman is seen working at his other vocation of weightlifting.

  • Description

    Battersea, London.

    Several shots show hairdresser / weightlifter Mike Pearman styling a girl's pink (!) hair. We then see him lifting weights in a gym as commentator says "although he's only 18, Mike is showing remarkable promise in both spheres". Also at work with weights in the gym is Mike's trainer, Al Murray, the National Coach to the British Amateur Weightlifting Association. Al is seen instructing athlete Brian Hewson; International Shot putter Ann Ducking lifts weights as she lies on a bench.

    More shots of Mike, this time taking some deep breaths before lifting a bar carrying 3151 lbs, under Al's supervision.

    Note: on file is a small news cutting about Mike ("Muscleman with gentle touch - he makes their hair curl!") and a leaflet on the Spur Personal (fitness) Courses run by Al Murray.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    99.24
    Media URN:
    2585
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:35:00 / 01:38:46:00
    Canister:
    CP 261

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