Large Girls Club 1958

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    Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

    L/S of a helicopter in the sky. L/S of Woburn Abbey, a man and a woman are bringing two large white sheets onto the lawn as landing signals for the helicopter. L/S of the helicopter, M/S of it coming in to land on the lawn. M/S of three photographers taking pictures.

    M/S of a man helping a lady out of the helicopter, she is Madame Mag Cornou a 16 stone Parisian model, and President of the French Large Girls Club; another woman and a man get out behind her. M/S of the group standing together.

    M/S of quite a large group of people standing in front of the Abbey looking glamorous, Madame Cornou walks up to talk to the guests, the occasion is the official launching of the Linda Leigh Large Girls Club of Great Britain.

    M/S of a group of men and women stood on the lawn drinking. M/S of Prince Simon Oyeniyi from Nigeria who is studying fashion; a woman is stood next to him, C/U of the Prince.

    M/S of five ladies stood on the lawn, Madame Cornou and her party walk over to them. M/S of Madame Cornou opening a bottle of champagne and laughing. A woman and two men are stood behind her, one of them is the Duke of Bedford.

    She fills a glass from the bottle and it is handed to the Duke, he raises his glass and she fills it up. C/U of Linda Leigh raising her glass and drinking from it. The camera moves down over her figure as the narrator says not only can large women look as attractive as slim ones but also - "fat women look young longest!"

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    British Pathé
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    01:10:01:00 / 01:11:14:00
    CP 191
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  • "L/S of a helicopter in the sky" - it's a Westland WS-55, Reg. No. G-AOCF.

    "Mag Cornou" in text and tags should read Mag Cournou. (Mme. Cournou's club in France was called the Club Sympathique Des Femmes Fortes).

    jamied 15th Apr 2014

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