• Short Summary

    WOMEN MEMBERS OF ZAMBIA'S RULING UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE MINI-SKIRT.?

  • Description

    WOMEN MEMBERS OF ZAMBIA'S RULING UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE MINI-SKIRT. THE OUTRAGED WOMEN POLITICIANS HAVE CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER INTRODUCING LEGISLATION OUTLAWING THE FASHION IF PERSUASION FAILS.

    THAT SO-CALLED SWINGING LONDON LOOK HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY ONE MEMBER OF ZAMBIA'S PARLIAMENT AS "A LADDER TO IMMORALITY". OUR CAMERAMAN IN NDOLA WENT ON SAFARI TO TRACK DOWN THE MINI-SKIRT BUT FAILED TO FIND MUCH EVIDENCE OF IT. THERE WERE SHORT SKIRTS, CERTAINLY, BUT THESE ARE COMFORTABLE FOR THE CLIMATE. THE HIGHEST HEMLINES IN VIEW WERE THOSE WORN BY WHITE WOMEN, BUT THOSE SKIRTS WERE WHAT LONDON GIRLS TERM "THE MANCHESTER LOOK" -- A VITAL COUPLE OF INCHES LONGER THAN THE EXTREME LONDON-LOOK.

    UNDETERRED OUR CAMERAMAN SEARCHED FOR THE SOURCE OF ZAMBIA'S MINI-SKIRTS. CLOSE QUESTIONING REVEALED THAT THE SKIRTS WERE HOME-MADE -- IN FACT MOST WERE LAST YEAR'S MODELS WITH CLOSE-CROPPED HEMLINES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADC11R6R09LT88ZJ9MNFAC4I6I
    Media URN:
    VLVADC11R6R09LT88ZJ9MNFAC4I6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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