At the Theatre Zoo, St Martin's Lane, Dyke Richens and Eric Gledhill demonstrate their mask making skills.
M/S Harold Smith puts on a crocodile mask. C/U crocodile mask and then a devil mask making faces. An 'Oliver Hardy' mask blows his nose, using a large white handkerchief. M/S Dyke, in his workshop, pouring white latex solution into bowl .
C/U Three large colourful grotesque style masks of a clown, a devil and 'Donald Duck'. M/S Dyke lifts an ape man mask from the mould and looks at it, C/U painting the mask, hand dipping brush into paint . C/U two grinning masks of a clown and a dwarf. M/S Dyke fixes long hair to ape man mask,then puts mask on and leans menacingly toward camera. M/S Eric Gledhill, Dyke's partner, fits cat's mask onto model, Sally Matthews, she shakes her head. Douglas Gledhill, in clown's mask, makes faces .Gledhill fixes comical monkey mask onto model. C/U 'nanny' mask, which the model removes and puts on a big baby mask and pretends to suck her thumb.
C/U shot of monkey mask worn by model who is given a cigarette, then offered a light and the 'monkey' is seen 'smoking'. C/U shot of two comical masks, pushed aside to reveal another mask of 'Philip Harben' . Man wearing a dog outfit .C/U monkey smoking. M/S young man, Gordon Rowlands, is helped to put on bull dog mask.
These theatrical costumes are used in theatre productions, and carnivals.
Note: The file contains a small folder from the Theatre Zoo - with a price list .