• Short Summary

    At the Elisabethville City Hall, in the dissident Katanga province of the Belgian Congo, June 25, "Miss Katanga", was selected from the local beauties.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Armed guards and crowd outside city theatre in Elisabethville.
    0.05

    2.
    GV Ditto, people enter theatre.
    0.11

    3.
    SV Ditto.
    0.15

    4.
    SV Int.. Audience.
    0.19

    5.
    SV Competitor No. 1 bows to audience and walks off stage.
    0.24

    6.
    SV Competitor No. 2 walks to mike.
    0.25

    7.
    SV Members of the audience applaud.
    0.27

    8.
    SCU Competitor No. 2 bows and walks off stage.
    0.30

    9.
    SV Competitor No. 3 raises dress.
    0.35

    10.
    SV Audience.
    0.38

    11.
    CU (Two shots) Competitor No. 3 at mike.
    0.43

    12.
    SV Competitor No. 3 walks off stage.
    0.47

    13.
    LV Competitor No. 4 walks on stage.
    0.54

    14.
    CU Ditto.
    0.56

    15.
    SV Audience.
    0.59

    16.
    CU Competitor No. 5 PAN to legs.
    1.05

    17.
    SCU No. 5 dances off stage.
    1.11

    18.
    SV Competitor No. 21 in national costume.
    1.15

    19.
    GV Audience and stage.
    1.19

    20.
    CU Competitor No. 5 who came third.
    4.22

    21.
    CU Ditto.
    1.24

    22.
    SV Competitor No. 4 who came 2nd, walks onto stage
    1.27

    23.
    SCU Competitors 4 and 5.
    1.30

    24.
    SV The winner in national costume.
    1.40

    25.
    SV Audience applaud.
    1.44

    26.
    SV "Miss Katanga 1960" is given sash.
    1.47

    27.
    SV Audience.
    1.50

    28.
    SCU "Miss Katanga" in European dress is prevented with sash.
    1.54

    29.
    CU The two Miss Katangas.
    2.00



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At the Elisabethville City Hall, in the dissident Katanga province of the Belgian Congo, June 25, "Miss Katanga", was selected from the local beauties. Cheers of the audience could be heard outside in the street where police guards stood at the ready in case of demonstrations, for the province was in a state of emergency, lifted June 27.

    With the provincial heats over, "Miss Katanga" will enter the "Miss Congo" contest. The winner will go to Long Beach, California, in the United States, and compete for the "Miss Universe" title. Last year "Miss Universe" was a girl from Japan.

    Even as King Baudouin was making the proclamation of independence in Leopoldville June 30, M. Van der Meersch, resident Belgian Minister of the Congo, was in Elisabethville attempting to bridge the gull between the Lumumba Central Government and M. Moise Tshombe, Premier of the katanga Province. Demonstrations and threats of secession by katanga leaders, are creating great problems for the newly-born Congo Republic.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7LEPTB8VNLXWI35E5SSRIPIC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LEPTB8VNLXWI35E5SSRIPIC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1960
    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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