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    M/S of a woman sitting on a large wicker chair beside a tennis net. She is dressed in white and holds a tennis racket. Preceding intertitle reads: "The next lady is - Miss A. Mascall of North West London." Miss Mascall turns her head and smiles. She picks up a tennis ball. C/U of Miss Mascall looking to the right. She moves her head to show her profile. The next competition entrant stands in the middle of a pond on a plinth as if a statue! She is draped in a semi transparent piece of cloth. L/S of her running town some steps between two large conifers. She runs barefoot as if a wood nymph! She looks around as if nervous then grabs on to one of the trees. C/U of her face - wild looking woman. Another C/U as she leans against the conifer and smiles. Another competitor is presented. She stands in a garden leaning on a sun dial. She turns her head. C/U of her framed with a black masking device. Very short shot of another entrant standing amongst some flowers. There is a recap of No. 10, No. 11 and No. 12 with a very short shot of each.

    Note: Pathe ran a "Screen Beauty" competition in 1920. Women were invited to send in their photographs, 24 finalists were chosen for these screen tests. Cinema patrons chose the winner - Miss Phyllis Nadell - she never made it in the movies!

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:16:00 / 01:13:10:00
    EP 075
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    Beauty Paegeants
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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