Getting her hair done for Santa, on December 7, 1959, English secretary Jean Walker, of Forest Gate, London, types away on a Remington Monarch portable typewriter under the hair-dryer. Apparently the hair salon in the Gamages Store in Holborn was set up for secretaries to continue working while getting a quick shampoo and set.
Gamages 60 years earlier, before it had hair salons.
Scottish fashion retailer John Stephen (1934-2004) continues to run his business from bed while suffering from a bout of flu on February 24, 1965. With him are staff members (from left) Doris Humphries (on a cream Olympia Monica portable typewriter), Michael McGraw, Austrian model Girda Eder and Frank Merkel.
Taking beside notes below is Jean Riddell. Stephen was an influential figure on the London fashion scene, known as 'The Million Pound Mod" and "The King Of Carnaby Street".
Happy to stand corrected on this, but I believe the roadster the journalist is sitting in (above) may be a BMW 319-1.