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    A look at the health dangers of black market cosmetics.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: War on disease-spreading cosmetics! Paramount investigates make-up racket which government order aims to destroy.

    ENGLAND: London:
    Cosmetics on dressing table pan to girl making up / Woman applying lipstick / Woman pencilling eyebrows / PAN women in beauty parlour / Face mask removed / Woman putting lipstick on using handheld mirror / Woman powdering face / Woman making up lips

    General view "Coty" cosmetics factory / Interior shots of factory showing big vats, women in overalls and caps at work in make-up factory / Mixing-machines making face cream / Woman pushing trolley with containers of cream along / Woman worker at vat PAN to cream coming out into container / Lipstick substance poured on to rollers / Rollers turning. / Liquid pouring from machine into vat container / Lipstick substance poured into mould, lid removed to show lipsticks / Female factory workers on production line, packing up powder compacts / Shots of girl at machine mamking face powder boxes

    Sign on door for 'Main laboratory' / Lab worker taking bottles off shelf, then pouring liquid out of bottle into test tube, test tubes boiling

    General view exterior of chemist shop / Cosmetics on shop display / Woman at counter buying goods / Market stalls / Money exchanged for black market lipstick / 'Chemist' sign over shop / Hand takes black market bottle from shelf / Other bottles of various black market cosmetics stacked on shelves

    RECONSTRUCTION SEQ Man in overalls picking up bottles from rubbish heap / Man along to shed with tin pail / Man in shed making black market cosmetics

    General views exterior of National Temperance Hospital / Doctor examining girl's face with magnifying glass / Infection on girl's face / SEQ Doctor asking girl for lip stick, girl removes lipstick from bag and hands to doctor, doctor walk into laboratory and cuts sample from lipstick, places onto slide, puts slide under microscope and examines / Magnified slide showing germs
    Background: A look at the health dangers of black market cosmetics.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    Government acts to end illegal production of black market cosmetics

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