• Short Summary

    AT THE MYRTLE BANK HOTEL, KINGSTON RECENTLY, A SEXY OF JAMAICAN BEAUTIES ASSEMBLES FOR THE "MISS JAMAICA 1961" BEAUTY CONTEST.

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    AT THE MYRTLE BANK HOTEL, KINGSTON RECENTLY, A SEXY OF JAMAICAN BEAUTIES ASSEMBLES FOR THE "MISS JAMAICA 1961" BEAUTY CONTEST. MISS MARGUERITE LEWARS - DAUGHTER OF KINGSTON'S TOWN CLERK, WAS CHOSEN; ONE IS A DARK-SKINNED, DARK HAIRED BEAUTY AND WINS A TWO WEEK, ALL-EXPENSE TOUR TO MONTREAL, COURTESY OF TRANS-CANADA AIRLINES.

    THE CONTEST THIS YEAR WAS PLAGUED WITH A RACIAL GROUP CALLED THE PEOPLE'S POLITICAL PARTY, LED BY MILLARD JOHNSON. MR JOHNSON'S PARTY, WHICH HE SAYS IS FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCUS GARVEY, IS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OF THE BLACK MAN. IN YEARS PAST THERE HAS BEEN MUCH CRITICISM OF THE MISS JAMAICA CONTEST BECAUSE THE GIRL PICKED WAS INVARIABLY WHITE - THE PRIZE THEN WAS A TRIP TO MIAMI AND A WHITE GIRL WAS MORE ACCEPTABLE THERE. BUT IN RECENT YEARS THE COLOUR IS CHANGING; TWO YEARS AGO, A CHINESE GIRL WAS PICKED AND WENT TO LONDON FOR THE MISS WORLD CONTEST. LAST YEAR ANOTHER DARK-SKINNED GIRL WON. SHE WAS MISS JUDY WILLOUGHBY AND THIS YEAR SHE HAD THE JOB OF CROWNING THIS YEAR'S WINNER.

    THE GIRLS THEN LINED UP AFTER THEIR SELECTION HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED CHRISS LEON, NO.2 - ERICA STURROCK, NO.3 - AND MARGUERITE LEWARS, MISS JAMAICA. AN INTERESTED SPECTATOR WAS MISS LATIN AMERICA WHO HAD BEEN MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE MISS JAMAICA CONTESTANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65UAZW8Z6SF9CMUCVEW30NWIG
    Media URN:
    VLVA65UAZW8Z6SF9CMUCVEW30NWIG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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