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Beauty on the Production Line
Description: A thorough look into various cosmetic and apparel manufacturing industries, including Vogue Patterns, hatmaking at Beechurst Hats Incorporated and Avon Products cosmetics.
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Clip #: MF-20B
Length: 12:25
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Fashion
Original: 16mm
1950s, female fashion designers pinning dress and coat on fashion model, women sketching fashion design patterns, woman sketching design based on outfit model is wearing, Vogue Patterns, woman tracing master patterns based on original prototypes on heavy paper, black tape being used to emphasize lines on sheets, patterns being printed on high speed printing press, plates, pattern sections cut apart trimmed and perforated, female workers collating pattern sections, female workers folding pattern sections and stuffing into envelopes, Singer Sewing Machine Company training course, women being trained in using sewing machines, accessories, jewelry, jeweler resetting custom diamond necklace for wealthy female customer, Harry Winston, New York City, man putting diamond necklace around woman’s neck while she watches herself in mirror, young women trying on engagement rings, footwear, woman trying on Hopi Indian shoes, moccasins, Manhattan, New York, New York City, Lilly Dache’s salon, female customer trying on hats assisted by saleswoman, 7th Avenue garment center, garment center workers pushing covered racks of clothing across busy streets, Beechurst Hats Incorporated, female workers making hats, female designer creating hat design on mannequin head form, male workers sewing straw braids into hat bodies on sewing machines, male workers steaming hat bodies on wooden blocks for precise shaping, style block, hats being trimmed of excess straw and worked into lines of design, male worker steaming hat folds into place and putting on head form to add headband, lining and trim, Pennsylvania, Darby, Pioneer Suspender Company, male worker cutting out leather for belts, leather being slit into uniform strips, male workers staining leather along edges, female worker using sewing machine to attach buckle to leather, cosmetics industry, Avon Products plant, Suffern, New York, male worker pouring perfume into mixture to be blended, female workers packaging jars of cosmetics on machines, caps being tightened on jars and labels applied, powder boxes traveling on conveyor, female worker spot checking powder boxes by weighting them and putting covers on, female workers stamping powder boxes to indicate shade, mixture being poured into lipstick molds, elderly female worker shaping and flaming lipstick by hand, New York, Hudnut Du Barry Salon, Sigma Alpha Sigma sorority members being trained by expert on how to properly apply makeup, beauty salon facade, women reading magazines while sitting under hair dryers and listening to portable radio, Long Island, New York, May Manufacturing Company, male workers fabricating eyeglass and sunglass frames and cutting decorative patterns into frames, female worker affixing rhinestones and colored gemstones to eyeglass frame, eyewear, woman arranging eye glasses and sunglasses on display stand, Elgin National Watch Company, design department, female designer sketching watch design on strip of paper and testing it on her wrist, craftswoman creating handmade watch sample, male and female workers discussing and inspecting watch sample, design committee considering watch design options, innovative watch samples, chic and attractive woman fully accessorized and dressed in evening attire sitting down at dining table escorted by admiring gentleman, women showing off their outfits to female friend seated on sofa

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