• Short Summary

    A wind of tolerance is blowing over the beaches of the south of France and sweeping with it one half of the bikini -- the top half.

  • Description

    1.
    GV People on beach with topless women
    0.08

    2.
    SV PAN Topless girl walking along beach
    0.13

    3.
    SV Topless girl in sea
    0.18

    4.
    SV Topless girl walking among beach sunshades
    0.22

    5.
    SV Topless girls on beach drinking and smoking (2 shots)
    0.29

    6.
    SV Girls examining string bikinis on sale at stall
    0.35

    7.
    SCU INTI Stall-holder (topless) making mono string bikini with sewing machine
    0.40

    8.
    SV Men trying on string pouch brief in hut (2 shots)
    0.53

    9.
    SV Stall-holder fitting girl with "Fig leaf" mono bikini
    1.09

    10.
    SV ZOOM BACK Girls sunbathing & ZOOM IN Tu Girl massaging sun tan oil into her breasts
    1.23

    11.
    SV PAN Girl walks from stall wearing fig leaf mono bikini
    1.30

    12.
    CU Girl having her breasts measured by jury for bust diploma
    1.41

    13.
    GV Judges making entry in book
    1.42

    14.
    CU Diploma and girl taking it
    1.52

    15.
    SV Onlookers applaud PAN TO girl
    1.58



    Initials BB/0115 NPJ/BH/BB/0140



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A wind of tolerance is blowing over the beaches of the south of France and sweeping with it one half of the bikini -- the top half. A recent opinion poll in France showed that 76 per cent of the French population had no objection to woman being "topless" on the beaches. Even 47 per cent of married men had no objection to their wives displaying their more prominent charms.

    On the beach of Juan-les-Pins on the cote D'Azur, a group of enthusiastic jurymen -- there are no women members -- have set themselves up as an authoritative body dispensing certificates and diplomas for the best looking bare breasts seen on the beach. The girls' vital statistics are measured and assessed with precise criteria.

    One shop-keeper on the beach is doing brisk business turning out the briefest of bikini bottoms. Known as string bikinis or "fig-leaf" fashion, these tiny wisps of material keep the owner just the right side of the law, while allowing all her charms to be appreciated in full. Even the men are adopting similarly brief briefs in their efforts to pursue their love affair with the sun.

    The mayor of Juan-les-Pins, M. Pierre Merli, has advised the local police force to turn a "blind eye" to the uncovered lovelies gracing the municipality's beaches.

    In nearby St. Tropez the topless craze is just as prevalent. One old inhabitant of the resort has been quoted as saying that a women wearing a conventional swim-suit would find herself the centre of attention.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA77MKJVSY0UIWHY8EANCCTL0KA
    Media URN:
    VLVA77MKJVSY0UIWHY8EANCCTL0KA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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