Lovely footage of a beauty contest and dancing girls at the Paris Opera House.
France. Full title is "On with the show - filmed at the famous 'Little White Beds' Ball, at Paris Opera House."
Introductory title reads: "Beauty may be shin or skin deep, but the whole world gathers together at its display... especially when nations compete."
Lovely scenes at a beauty contest where contestants walk on a circular raised platform. Male spectators are seen below gazing upwards. Contestants are introduced in French: Miss Germany (could be last year's winner, man says something about her being a big film star - SL), Miss England, Miss Belgium, Miss Denmark (?) - these shots are punctuated with shots of spectators including a nice shot of a group of men in suits looking up at the stage and well to do folk sitting in a "box".
High angle shot of the catwalk. "Blonde and brunette, perfect in face and figure, the pick of Europe." More contestants are introduced, Miss Austria, Miss Germany and Miss France who of course gets a big round of applause. "And no big affair in Paris is complete without the Alfred Jackson Girls."
High angle shot of the girls in sailor's outfits marching around the raised platform. M/S of the dancers who do a little cross between a hornpipe and a tap dance. Some high kicks are thrown in - excellent!