Title ID 748Collection ID176
Title[1. Screen Test. 2. Face Make-Up]
Date[ca. 1947]
CollectionSonny Hanson
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsClubs Entertainment Film Making Leisure Time Activities Performing Arts Women
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionThe Ashford Association Film Society
CameraJohn Hanson Richardson ('Sonny' Hanson)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration5 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Two films photographed by 'Sonny' Hanson for the film-making arm of The Ashford Association Film Society. The first film contains the screen tests of male and female amateur actors; the second records an actress having her make-up applied.


[Screen Test] The camera films the screen tests of male and female amateur actors. The actors feign reactions as they stand alone and later act out interactions between themselves.

[Face Make-Up] A young actress is filmed having her make-up applied by a male stylist. The process involves nine stages and the finished result is displayed to the camera in close-up.


A still from '[Face Make-Up]' (ca.1947) showing make-up being applied