Outside London's Cafe de Paris last night, doorman stopped the mothers getting in. Inside, dressing?
SV. JUNE HYDE of BEDHAMPTON being searched for unauthorized aids.
SV. SHELAGH MEAN SHAUL preparing for the show.
SV. CHRISTINE MAYO (infurs) and ANGELA VAUGHAN. having passports checked at table.
SV. ANGELA VAUGHAN shots passport and legs.
SV. Photographers at play.
LV. ROSEMARY CHALNERS of LONDON being judged.
LV. DOROTHY HAZELDENE of ROCHDALE being judged.
GV. All the girls lined up.
SCU.Pan down. The Winner DOROTHY HAZELDETE of Rochdale.
Pull CU. Miss Hazeldene.
Initials AW MR/VCW
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Background: Outside London's Cafe de Paris last night, doorman stopped the mothers getting in. Inside, dressing room investigators made certain the girls wore nothing under their bathing suit for --- this years Miss England Contest was on FOR THE THIRD TIME:
The winner DOROTHY HAZELDINE is a 19 yrs old blond hairdresser from Rochdale, Lancashire, and so far as anyone can discover, there is no reason why she should not keep the title. Every contestant had to show her passport, and submit to a sub-costume investigation to reveal the presence of any 'aids to figure beauty' such as the wasp-waist worn by a previous winner now resigned. There was silence yesterday as worried organiser Eric Morley stepped on to the platform. "Has anybody any reason" he asked nervously, recalling Church ceremonial no doubt, "why any of these girls should not win?" There was silence. "Please speak now, not afterwards!" but there were only giggles in reply."
So there we are: Miss England, over sixteen (vide winner no 1.) up-wasp-waisted and unmarried (vide winner no 2.)