VISNEWS May 12 firmly affixed its widest angle lens and filmed Italy's annual 'Battle of the Giants'...
GV Town of Cavour.
CU PAN..From statue of "Camillo Benso di Cavour to crowd around weigh-in ceremony.
CU PAN..From competitors to man being weighed.
CU Scales rise to 133 kgms.
CU PAN..Another competitor on scales.
CU Scales rise to 166 kgms.
CU PAN from judges to competitor on scales.
CU Competitor looks on.
CU PAN..Competitor pedals cycle.
CU PAN..From competitor on cycle to cycle.
LV Competitors cycle
GV Lady competitor Margherita Gaudo from Turin weighing 213 kgms arrives amidst crowd.
LV INT..Food is prepared in the restaurant.
CU PAN ALONG Food.
CU Preparing strawberries.
LV Margherita Gaudo is announced lady winner and receivers winning sash.
CU PAN DOWN Sash reading Miss Grassone
SV PAN UP to competitors around table
PAN SHOT ALONG table.
CU PAN from huge seat to woman holding winning sash for the male winner.
CU Woman places sash on winner Felice Alberoni, weight 195 kgms. and kisses him.
LV PAN DOWN from winner to female winner seated.
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Background: VISNEWS May 12 firmly affixed its widest angle lens and filmed Italy's annual 'Battle of the Giants'...a contest to find "Miss and Mr Heavyweight 1959"...at Cavour, Dear Turin."
After a "static bicycle" ride to whet their appetites the gargantuans repaired to a nearby hostelry for a "snack" before being "weighed in" by the judges.
Great attention and seriousness is paid as every single kilogram of obesity is solemnly weighed and recorded by the judges. The rules state that each contestant must weigh more than 100 kilograms (About two hundred-weight).
After much deliberation the judges awarded the 'titles' to Signorina Margherita Gaudo of Turin, who tipped the scales at a nifty 213 kgms, and Signor Felice Alberoni from Voghera, a comparative 'lightweight' at 195 kgms.