In the world Andrews describes, the barbershop was a meeting place where you socialized and listened to live music maybe a lute or, later, a vocal quartet.
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You obeyed strict rules of decorum. The barber was the respected manager of this public salon. But, as a skilled wielder of instruments, he also worked as a surgeon. He let blood, opened abscesses, pulled teeth. And he did some remarkably complex operations.
He removed cataracts and kidney stones. Only as medicine began taking its modern form in the sixteenth century did the barber-surgeon's role begin to shrink.
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Henry finally proclaimed that barbers must limit themselves to such minor procedures as bloodletting and tooth pulling, and that surgeons would quit cutting hair and shaving people. An age was ending, and Holbein's figures all look pretty grim.
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Andrews goes on to talk about the longhaired Cavaliers who fought Cromwell's cropped-headed forces during the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. He talks about eighteenth-century wigs. He tells how beards came back around , and how they were just going out of favor once again in his own time. My first barber was an august black gentleman whom I knew only as Mr. Those haircuts, so long ago, were moments of ceremony, quiet, and grace. I may've been only six, but Mr. Williams' barber-chair was, in fact, a form of Zen preparation for adulthood.
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The vile fiend, after tying up the hero, tempts Betty with diamonds and fur, but she replies by singing the title song. The villain kidnaps Betty and escapes in his balloon, but is eventually caught by Freddy and forced to release Betty. The song was covered by Percival Mackey and his Orchestra featuring a vocal by Bobbie Comber in October of the same year. It was again covered in the s by Beatrice Kay.
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