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  • Short Summary

    60s male and female fashion contestants parade their clothes at the premiere of Kaleidoscope.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - some dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    VS People arriving outside and in the foyer of the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square, for the London premiere of "Kaleidoscope". Some are contestants for the "Switched-On Gear" contest - women wear mini skirts and cat suits, some men dress in furs but mainly wear suits. MS One man arrives in a helmet with a flashing light on top, sunglasses, a plastic jacket and carries an imitation gun. MS A couple arrive, woman with black hair (possibly Cathy McGowan, who was present at the occasion). MS Pan along row of male entrants. They are judged by the author, Jackie Collins, TV personality Harvey Orkin and boutique owner Lord John of Carnaby Street. The winners John Brockwell, aged 28, of Wimbledon and Marie Hallowi, aged 22, pose with their £100 cheques. CU Sign: "Mini-skirt meter. Warning: No girl but no girl may be admitted unless her hemline is the regulation 4" above the knee. or other kinky gear." MS A cameraman asks a girl on the mini-skirt meter to pull her dress higher above the knee. (3 shots). CU Girl. VS Actor Herbert Lom arrives in evening attire and so do a few other guests. MS The jeep with fur-clad contestants arriving. VS Contestants and guests arrive outside the theatre. MS Crowds. VS Contestants in the foyer. VS Comic actor Davy Kaye check mini-skirt lengths of several women as they stand on the Mini-Skirt Meter. MS Man wearing tartan lederhosen sitting with a female companion.

    Note: Date on original record: 08/09/1966.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:06:00 / 01:32:20:00
    UN 4173 B

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