• Short Summary

    A little bit of old Siam was brought back to life last week in Bangkok, Thailand, at a charity show to raise money for a new audio-visual education centre for the city.

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    A little bit of old Siam was brought back to life last week in Bangkok, Thailand, at a charity show to raise money for a new audio-visual education centre for the city.

    Several Miss. Thailand of recent years were among the models who showed Siamese fashion of different periods, at the Oriental Hotel, by the Chao Phya River.

    One of the highlights of the evening was a Royal Barge with forty royal oarsmen in full court dress, accompanied by traditional Thai music.

    The pageant was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bangkok South.

    SYNOPSIS: A Royal barge of Thailand glides by with forty oarsmen in court dress. And by the banks of the Chao Phya river in Bangkok traditional dancers perform.

    It is like a night in old Siam.

    The barge and the dancers were part of a pageant to raise money for an audio visual education centre for Bangkok. And a highlight of the pageant was a fashion show in the grounds of the Oriental Hotel.

    Siamese evening clothes of many periods were on display.

    The traditional and historic costumes were worn by several winners of the Miss. Thailand title and other leading Bangkok models.

    Besides the costumes modelled by a succession of beautiful girls, guests had been able to glimpse something of ancient Siamese culture from displays of pottery, wood carving and flower arrangement.

    As well as the old, there were modern Thai fashions - like this specially designed hilltribe costume. To round off the show, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, came Miss. Thailand in an evening dress covered in gold sequins.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KTPAW6N7HXXO5Z3PT2O3ZZCJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KTPAW6N7HXXO5Z3PT2O3ZZCJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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