• Short Summary

    Footage of beauty contest in London.

  • Description

    Beauty contest at the Empress Club, London.

    M/S No.5 (Pamela Downes) walks out from behind curtains, past camera. C/U Another girl coming out. M/S No.10. walks past camera. L/S Parade, girls walking round. M/S Parade, pan to judges table. C/U Onlookers. C/U Legs coming past camera, pan up to head of No.12. M/S of cartoonist Arthur Ferrier writing. MS Another girl passing camera. No.5 walks past camera followed by No.6. and others follow.

    L/S Judges writing, pan along. C/U Over shoulder of one judge writing. M/S Audience, with Belita in foreground. T/S Girls parading. M/S Dick Richards writing. M/S Judges table. L/S Winner Pauline Andress, No.1. handed bouquet and shaking hands with Belita. C/U Girl looking on. M/S No. 5 receiving bouquet and handshake from Belita. M/S Another girl receiving bouquet and handshake from Belita. L/S Girls standing in row.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:34:00 / 01:41:09:00
    NP 354

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The Empress Club featured in this clip was located on Dove Street, London.

    "Belita" referred to in the clip was an Olympic figure skater and actress, (full name Belita Jepson-Turner).

    The girl at 00:41 is Christine Fuller,of Whitley Bay.

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