• Short Summary

    In Hong Kong, some of the most beautiful women in the world went on parade last Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 July) for the opening of the Miss Universe contest at the city's Lee Theatre.

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    In Hong Kong, some of the most beautiful women in the world went on parade last Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 July) for the opening of the Miss Universe contest at the city's Lee Theatre.

    SYNOPSIS: The young women paraded in their national costumes as traditional Chinese dances were performed on stage. The huge crowd which packed the theatre for the event paid up to one thousand U.S. dollars (GBP 550 sterling) for a seat.

    Each of the girls spoke briefly with the Chairman of the Hong Kong Urban Council, Mr. A. Sales, and presented a gift characteristic of their home countries. These included plaques, handicrafts and elaborate hand-made artifacts which were to go on show in exhibitions throughout Hong Kong.

    They also addressed a few words to the audience.

    The contestants had been promised the time of their life in the city knows as the Pearl of the Orient. But it was not all glamour and excitement. On the sightseeing trips, they were expected to give an endless series of interviews and pose constantly for photographs.

    The girls put on low cut swimsuit and posed as if they were on a warm beach....even though they were on a windswept mountain overlooking Hong Kong, which was still suffering from the after effects of typhoon Ruby.

    But for one of them, it will have been worth while when she is crowned Miss Universe.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WN8EMBZ9YILP7UEUMGFF82I1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WN8EMBZ9YILP7UEUMGFF82I1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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