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    National Ballroom Queen Contest won by Miss Gillian Mantell

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    London (Grosvenor House)

    Ballroom dancing contest organised in London by "The People" newspaper and judged by panel of celebrities is won by Gillian Mantell from Beckenham, Kent.

    TV of people dancing in the 'Ballroom Queen' competition. SV. Towards and pan, No. 13 winners dancing. SV. People applauding. GV. Elevated, contestant curtseying before panel. SV. Panel, Harry Ainsworth, Editor of "The People", Elizabeth Allen, Gilbert Harding, Joan Collins and Cesar Romero. CU. Gilbert Harding. SV. No. 8, Mrs. Edna C. Coleman curtseying before judges. CU. Elizabeth Allen. CU. Cesar Romero SV. No. 13, Miss Gillian Mantell, winner, curtseying before panel. L.V. Crowd applauding. LV. Back view, winners walking towards throne. SV. Pan, Miss Mantell and Brian Hutchin walking towards throne. M.V. Elevated, crowd. MV. Miss Mantell being assisted up steps to throne and shakes hands with Cesar Romero. SV. Miss Mantell shaking hands with Romero and sits on throne. Romero leans forward to take crown. MV. Romero crowning Miss Mantell. SV. Romero crowning "Queen" and kisses her hand.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene "K")

    N.B. voiceover suggests that Miss Mantell over came a crippling illness as a child.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:34:00 / 01:12:37:00

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