• Short Summary

    In Rangoon's City Hall June 18, a beauty contest was held to elect the "Queen of Burma".

  • Description

    1.
    LS. Rangoon street.
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS. Spectators in hall.
    7 ft

    3.
    MLS. Contestant in national dress.
    11 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS. Photographers.
    13 ft

    5.
    MLS. Another contestant.
    16 ft

    6.
    MLS. Spectators.
    17 ft

    7.
    MS. Contestant.
    18 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS. Competitors lined up.
    22 ft

    9.
    CU. Legs.
    23 ft

    10.
    CU Contestant.
    24 ft

    11.
    LS. Cameraman etc.
    26 ft

    12.
    MLS. Contestant in sports clothes.
    30 ft

    13.
    MS. Ditto.
    34 ft

    14.
    MS. Ditto.
    36 1/2 ft

    15.
    MLS. Another contestant.
    38 ft

    16.
    MS. Ditto.
    39 1/2 ft

    17.
    MLS. Contestants lined up.
    41 ft

    18.
    Audience.
    42 1/2 ft

    19.
    MCU Winner being crowned.
    45 1/2 ft

    20.
    MS. Ditto.
    49 ft



    Initials TDH/V/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Rangoon's City Hall June 18, a beauty contest was held to elect the "Queen of Burma". Seventeen lovely contestants paraded on stage in national costume as the judges marked the score sheet.

    Beauty contests in Burma are a rare occurrence, and swimsuits in public are frowned upon. So the organisers decided on sports clothes instead of swimsuits. As these Burmese beauties in their sports clothes paraded on the stage their posture betrayed a tinge of Oriental shyness.

    The winner..Ma Sein Aye, a 34-23-36 shy beauty was declared the "Queen of Burma", and crowned amidst applause from the house. Ma Sein Aye will represent Burma at the "Miss Universe" beauty pageant at Long Beach, California, in July.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KKMR75I05VYOFA15W8X16TKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KKMR75I05VYOFA15W8X16TKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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