Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    "They've coined a new phrase at Margate (Clifton) - Physical Excellence, for Eve."

    L/S of a large water slide at an open air swimming pool. Woman stands on the high board limbering up. M/S of group of girls sitting at the side of the pool in swimsuits. Woman continued her knee bends. M/S of group of bathing belles. Girl on the high board strikes an elegant pose. M/S of some spectators. There's more good form shown here than on any racecourse we know of..." Panning shot of large group of girls in swimsuits waving at the camera. Various shots of swimmers and spectators.

    "Our Cameraman considered it was all excellent - brilliant sun, warm breeze, pretty girls - what could you?" Girls in swimsuits pose by the side of the pool - this is possibly a beauty contest. M/S of group of girls in swimsuits. They wear numbers on their chests. The girls parade past the camera. M/S of the winner being awarded a gramophone. M/S of runner up receiving a prize. "And, after all, mermaids don't need to go in the water these days." The girls parade on the side of the pool. C/Us of some of the contestants - smiling at the camera, very cute girls.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 538.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:33:00 / 01:55:27:00
    EP 222
    Sort Number:
    EP 222
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Cliftonville Lido, Margate Margate Pre-war beauty contests Beauty Paegeants Water Slide
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment