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    London.

    At Mayfair's Astor Club we see various shots of glamorous fashion models parading about in the latest swimsuits.

    Miss England of 1952, Lillemore Knudson (aka Karen Tamara?). shows off a stunning satiny one-piece. Good shots of onlookers in the audience; greasy-haired man lights cigarette. Patti Morgan wears a black and white striped beach jacket over a black swimsuit - "styled in Italy... adapted to British tastes"!

    Lillemore wears another glam and a satiny swimsuit; this one has rhinestones and sequins above the bust. Ex-Windmill girl Annette Gibson models a long one-piece swimsuit - looks like a leotard and leggings unitard effort. Daphne Moore wears a sharkskin one-piece with a lapel effect at the bust. Rita Grey (the 'Kodak' girl) wears a chenille jacket over a very skimpy striped bikini (we only get to see the top half - maybe the bottom was too brief for Pathe!). Annette is shows off a satiny swimsuit called 'Midnight Plunge', but our cameraman's attention is caught by the bustle of a sexy cigarette girl!

    Final shot shows all the girls standing on pedestals about the dance floor. Patti enters in a plain black swimsuit and stands on the centre pedestal.

    Note: correspondence on file and some great notes that seem to be the comments read out at the actual show - "Oh, and look at that lining!". Discrepancy between whether one of the models is called Lillemore Knudson or Karen Tamara - perhaps she changed her name?

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44197
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1339.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:38:00 / 01:10:06:00
    Canister:
    NP 479
    Sort Number:
    NP 479
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Lifestyle & Culture
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    Renegade - Popular culture Doris Day The Fashion Archive The History of Women's Swimwear Kodak 50's Fashion Celebs Bikini
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