Slim Jim 1961

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    M/S of ladies in swim suits parading alongside a huge swimming pool at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton, Essex; a large crowd of people watch in the scorching sun.

    M/S looking through a cut-out shape at a crowd of people watching and laughing. C/U of a man's face in profile, trying to fit into a shape cut out of a large board. Commentator says "Whether he's a chubby hubby or a slim Jim, the winner is the one whose shape best fits the cut-outs", as we see C/U of the man's stomach, not quite filling the cut out figure; tilt up as he stretches to fit at the chest and head. He can't quite fill it so shakes his head and walks off behind the board as we pan right to show a Redcoat (in blue blazer) talking to the audience through a microphone.

    M/S of the audience laughing. M/S of a Redcoat, dressed Norman Wisdom-style, trying to lever a man into a shape in the board. C/U of the man's face, then M/S of the audience applauding as he would see it from inside the cut out shape. The Norman Wisdom-type then tries to lever another man in (or out - I can't see the point of it) of a figure with a cricket bat.

    An elderly, slim man steps up to fit into the thin figure - he fills it quite well; M/S from the side as we see a large man step onto the platform to fill the big figure. M/S from the audience of these two men who seem to both fill the cut outs perfectly, as the Redcoat chatters on. The audience watch and laugh.

    M/S of a different man in the slim shape; a large woman in a floral dress steps up to try and fit into the big shape and gets shooed away by various Redcoats - this competition is obviously for men only.

    Note: For search purposes: Butlins. See Out takes/ cuts on *PM0127* .

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2900
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    125.17
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:56:00 / 01:50:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 316
    Sort Number:
    CP 316
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