• Short Summary

    Carnival parade, beauty contest and silly races at Soho Fair, includes good Beatnik shots.

  • Description

    Title reads: "All's Fair in Soho".

    5th Annual Soho Fair, London.

    Various shots parade of carnival floats with bikini clad showgirls on. Intercut with C/Us of beatniks and young groovy people. Panning C/U of Pathe News building at 103 Wardour Street. More shots parade and beatniks dancing to guitar band. Panning C/U of Soho Queen Gale Sheridan waving from float.

    Interior. Shots of Soho Queen Beauty contest in the Cafe Royal. The panel of judges includes Duke of Bedford and Charles Forte. Various shots girls parading in swimsuits. Gale is presented with Butlin Trophy by Charles.

    Exterior: waiters' race in Soho Square. C/U beatnik girl with long hair and wearing a shawl looking on. Various shots of waiters carrying trays with drinks on racing around Soho Square. Winner is Orhan Sev from Cyprus, other waiters pour champagne over his head.

    Interior: spaghetti eating contest between Handlebar Club (big moustaches) and Dog House Club (balaclavas) in Soho restaurant. Competitors start eating: they are wearing boxing gloves just to make it more difficult! Captain of the winning team from the Handlebar Club, Mr. Bunny Austen receives the spaghetti garland and a kiss from comedian Eric Sykes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1589.12
    Media URN:
    51304
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:21:00 / 01:15:11:00
    Canister:
    59/57

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