Vintage Documentary: The Life of a South Philly Barber

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) “Yo Adrian…! I need a haircut!” If the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa ever uttered these words, he would probably show up in James the Barber’s seat. This in-depth documentary from 1993 (embedded below) showcases the life and times of an old-school veteran of the tonsorial arts.

Barbers become deeply rooted into the community – serving as friends, confidants, and even life savers. James is no exception, taking pride in being a business owner as well as an influential community leader. So give this nostalgic video a quick look during your lunch-break. The 24-minute clip may lack movie explosions or climatic fights, but you’ll be surprised how engaged you’ll be by following the quiet dignity (and philosophical musings) of this everyday-man…


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