• Short Summary

    Mrs. Giesse of Ohio is crowned Mrs. America - all thanks to her superior table laying skills!

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Mother of three children becomes Mrs. America, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots contestants in beauty pageant seated at sewing machines, they wear sashes with the names of their States on. Various shots contestants standing at washing machines doing their washing - their domestic skills are being tested. Various shots of contestants laying dinner table.

    Various shots contestants lined up in evening dress. Various shots winner of the contest Mrs. Helen Giesse of Cleveland of Ohio, wearing winner's crown.

    MS Mrs. Giesse being served breakfast in bed by her husband. CU Mrs. Giesse. CU of her being kissed by her husband, she then starts to eat her breakfast. Narrator explains Mrs. G. won the competition because of her excellent table decorating skills!!

    Date on dope sheet is 12/05/1958.

    Cataloguers' note: item is hilariously sexist!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:09:00 / 01:28:59:00
    UN 3087 F

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