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manicurist tends celebrities - Vienna-born Maria Pinfold worked in beauty salons in Knittelfeld and Graz, Austria, before she came to Sydney with her son, Hans-Dieter, in 1955. About three weeks after arrival she found a job as manicurist in Sydney's fashionable Australia Hotel where she stayed until 1960. In that year the Chevron-Hilton opened and Maria was made head-manicurist there. Since then she has tended the hands of Sydney's society as well as many celebrities including Shirley Bassey, Katherine Hepburn, and Johnny Ray. Maria Pinfold shows student June Taylor, of Smithfield, Sydney, a range of various nail-polishes

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A12111, 1/1962/16/86
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