Annual Jersey battle of flowers festival.
Jersey, Channel Islands.
LV. Archway across street reading 'Jersey Battle of Flowers 1957'. SCU. Panning shot, Jack Hawkins, British film star, with the beauty queen riding down street in car. The queen waves to the crowd and so does Mr Hawkins. LV. Elevated panning shot, a large float covered with flowers and carrying girls passes by. SCU. The prize winning float in Roman style with flower decorated pillars and carrying girls and a man who is sitting on the throne. SV. Crowd applauding. SCU. Card with 'Prix de Merite'. Camera pans up to show the flower decorated float with two small girls dressed as mermaids with flowered tails. A sea chest made of flowers is seen behind them. SCU. Mermaid float goes down the street , another small girl dressed as mermaid holding first prize card sitting on back. GV. A large flower decorated float coming towards camera. It has a stairway behind which is a sign like a boy scout's badge also carrying girl. SV. Float going by with a jazz band on it. LV. Elevated pan shot, flower decorated float carrying girls one of them sitting on chair behind is a star. GV. Group of girls in street doing cancan. The leading girl twirls and does splits. SCU. Two girls with dresses raised doing cancan. GV. Floats passing through crowded street. SCU. Pan, float with a sheikh sitting on throne surrounded by harem girls. SCU. Crowd applauding. GV. Elevated shot, the battle of flowers commences. SV. People on float being pelted by crowd. SV. Crowd pelting floats with flowers. VS. Battle of flowers.
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