• Short Summary

    The "Entente Cordiale" was well in evidence, May 3, when sixty ample-bodied members of the British "Large Girls' Club" - eight thousand strong - arrived at Orly Airport, Paris in two special airliners for a 24-hour meeting with 60 many members of the French "Stout Womens' Club", waiting to greet them.

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    The "Entente Cordiale" was well in evidence, May 3, when sixty ample-bodied members of the British "Large Girls' Club" - eight thousand strong - arrived at Orly Airport, Paris in two special airliners for a 24-hour meeting with 60 many members of the French "Stout Womens' Club", waiting to greet them.

    After a quick meal, the party went off on a sight-seeing tour of Paris, including a pleasure steamer trip up the River Seine. Members of the French "Fat Mens' Club" stood on the quayside waving the celebrating women off on their trip.

    Secretary-General of the French Club, Mme. Paulette Lecompte, said one of the purposes of the get-together was to encourage stout women to reject slimming diets. "To be a member o our association", she said, "a woman must have hips of at least 42 inches - and make no effort to reduce them". British President, Mrs. Linda Leigh, said another aim of the meeting was to prove that large women could be just as elegant as their slimmer sister."
    It was reported that the stout ladies luncheon on board the pleasure steamer would consist of fresh salmon, steak, roast chicken, assorted vegetables, assorted cheeses, and an ice-cream dish called "Bombe Glacee Tony". This menu alone could easily be expected to increase the membership of both clubs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVR6J2F6MT1S8ZQ9GNDWCK99N
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVR6J2F6MT1S8ZQ9GNDWCK99N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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