• Short Summary

    WHEN INDONESIA ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT IT WAS GOING TO HOLD ITS FIRST BEAUTY CONTEST, THERE WERE CRIES OF OUTRAGE.

  • Description

    WHEN INDONESIA ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT IT WAS GOING TO HOLD ITS FIRST BEAUTY CONTEST, THERE WERE CRIES OF OUTRAGE. STRICT MOSLEMS DIDN'T LIKE THE IDEA, THEY DIDN'T WANT INDONESIAN GIRLS EXPOSING TOO MUCH FLESH. WOMEN ALSO PROTESTED -- IN THE INTERESTS OF MODESTY.

    BUT THE PROTESTS WENT UNHEEDED. LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (15 AUGUST) THE CONTEST WAS HELD IN GAY SURROUNDINGS AT DJAKARTA'S ELEGANT HOTEL INDONESIA.

    AND IF SOME WOMEN DIDN'T APPROVE, INDONESIA'S FIRST LADY DID -- MADAME SUHARTO WAS THERE WITH A RINGSIDE VIEW AS GUEST OF HONOUR.

    THE GIRLS FIRST PARADED IN THE BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONAL INDONESIAN COSTUME: THE KABAYA SARONG. THEN THE BEAUTIES PARADED IN SWIMSUITS.

    THE WINNING NUMBER WAS 15 -- A WEST JAVANESE BEAUTY CALLED IRMA HADISURYA, WHO WAS CROWNED BY MADAME SUHARTO. BUT THE WOMEN OPPONENTS HAD THE LAST SAY: THE VITAL STATISTICS WERE KEPT SECRET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JGI6P9CFLX793Z437MX5SWBB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JGI6P9CFLX793Z437MX5SWBB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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