• Short Summary

    TWO HEFTY AND BRAWNY GIRLS HAVE UPSET THE WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH.?

  • Description

    1.
    LV GIRLS WRESTLING IN RING
    0.05

    2.
    CU SUGAR PIE THROWN TO FLOOR
    0.10

    3.
    SV SUGAR PIE
    0.21

    4.
    LV DITTO
    0.26

    5.
    SV SPECTATORS
    0.29

    6.
    CU SUGAR PIE THROWN THEN BUTTED
    0.55

    7.
    LV SUGAR PIE GRABS JANNY
    0.58

    8.
    CU JANNY PINNED TO FLOOR
    1.03

    9.
    LV FINISH OF CONTEST. SUGAR PIE DECLARED WINNER
    1.11

    10.
    SV JANNY BEING INTERVIEWED
    1.15

    11.
    CU SOF STARTS: "HOW DO YOU FEEL..." SOF ENDS: "...SCREAMING, WOULDN'T THEY?"
    1.41


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 11: REPORTER: "HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING A LADY WRESTLER? DOES IT EMBARRASS YOU AT ALL?"



    JANNY: "No."



    REPORTER: "HOW DO YOU ANSWER PEOPLE THE INEVITABLE - PEOPLE WHO MUST CRITICISE YOU, CRITICISE LADIES WRESTLING? WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER TO THEM ALL?"



    JANNY: "I THINK THEY'RE JUST IDIOTS, COMPLETE IDIOTS."



    REPORTER: "WHY"



    JANNY: "WELL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH GIRLS GOING IN THE RING? IT'S NOT AS IF WE GO IN THE NUDE, IS IT?"



    REPORTER: "CERTAINLY NOT."



    JANNY: "THEY'D START SCREAMING THEN, WOULDN'T THEY?"




    Initials RM/V/WH/SA


    SPORT: WOMEN'S WRESTLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO HEFTY AND BRAWNY GIRLS HAVE UPSET THE WOMEN OF THE ENGLISH TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH. THEIR DECISION TO WRESTLE EACH OTHER TRIGGERED SCORES OF PROTESTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN I WAS LEARNED THAT THE REFEREE WOULD BE A CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIEST. THE SOUTH COAST TOWN'S ANGRY WOMEN PROTESTED TO THE AUTHORITIES, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT. THE MATCH WENT ON. BUT THE REFEREE BACKED OUT FOR FEAR OF EMBARRASSING PARISHIONERS.

    IN ONE CORNER, THERE WAS 17-YEAR-OLD SUGAR PIE HARLEM, A COLOURED GIRL WHOM THE PROMOTERS DESCRIED AS FROM NEW YORK DESPITE THE FACT SHE SPEAKS WITH A DISTINCT NORTHERN ENGLAND ACCENT. IN THE OTHER CORNER - JANNY PEEL, FROM YORKSHIRE AND THE HEAVIER OF THE TWO.

    DESPITE THE WEIGHT DISADVANTAGE, MISS HARLEM WON THE CONTEST. IT WAS ONLY JANNY'S FOURTH DEFEAT IN 40 BOUTE. ON FILM, SHE TAKES A BATTERING, BUT COMES BACK TO PIN BIG JANNY TO THE FLOOR.

    MEANWHILE, THE PROMOTERS PLAN A WHOLE SERIES OF WOMEN'S WRESTLING MATCHES ALONG THE SOUTH COAST - NO MATTER WHAT THE SEASIDE LADIES SAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2KIGX2N0D71VPN6GCVP5XKQU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2KIGX2N0D71VPN6GCVP5XKQU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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