• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 60 CONTESTANTS FOR THE ANNUAL "MISS WORLD" CONTEST - DUE TO BE STAGED IN LONDON NEXT THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 17) FACED NEWSMEN AND CAMERAS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY).

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    MORE THAN 60 CONTESTANTS FOR THE ANNUAL "MISS WORLD" CONTEST - DUE TO BE STAGED IN LONDON NEXT THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 17) FACED NEWSMEN AND CAMERAS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY). THEY INCLUDED THE COMMUNIST WORLD'S FIRST-EVER CANDIDATE FOR THE COVETED TITLE AND GBP4,000 STERLING WORTH OF PRIZES - 19-YEAR-OLD "MISS YUGOSLAVIA", NIKICA MARINOVIC.

    THE CONTESTANTS FACE A PACKED PROGRAMMED OF CHAMPAGNE RECEPTIONS, TOURS AND COCKTAIL PARTIES BEFORE THE FINAL PARADE WHEN JUDGES WILL PICK THE GIRL WITH THE MOST BEAUTY, CHARM AND BEST DEPORTMENT. THE WINNER RECEIVES A GBP2,500 STERLING PRIZE, THE "MISS WORLD" TROPHY AND FASHION AND PUBLICITY CONTRACTS.

    THE GIRLS, LIVING AT LONDON'S WALDORF HOTEL, ARE HEAVILY CHAPERONED BY A MULTI-LINGUAL TEAM OF WOMEN. THEIR TELEPHONE CALLS ARE INTENSIVELY CHECKED, AND THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED OUT IF ACCOMPANIED BY ONE OF THE TEAM.

    YUGOSLAVIA'S MISS MARINOVIC WORE A SKIMPY SWIMSUIT AND A GLITTERING SMILE AS SHE LINED UP UNDER THE ARC LIGHTS. THE DAUGHTER OF A DALMATIAN FISHERMAN, SHE HAD TAKEN A CRASH COURSE IN ENGLISH AND BOUGHT A MINI-SKIRT FROM A BOUTIQUE IN LONDON'S CARNABY STREET FASHION CENTRE. SHE IS AT PRESENT A STUDENT AND HOPES TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3H628C6U6UUG2DHSTDY75UWC3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H628C6U6UUG2DHSTDY75UWC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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