• Short Summary

    Lovely story about Modern Miss Venus beauty contest in Coney Island.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. Is she your choice? Dorothy de Mar wins title of 'Miss Venus' 1931 from hundreds of other bathing beauties at Coney Island."

    Coney Island, New York, United States of America (USA).

    Parade of bathing beauties. Contestants parade in swimsuits around an outdoor pool - judges and audience look on.

    MS as woman's vital statistics are measured.

    MS of two elderly men sit looking at the girls - one is using binoculars - they share a comedy moment and the one with out the binoculars steals them to get a better view.

    Another woman has her bust measured. Her ankles are also measured.

    Tilt up from CU of woman's feet and the beauty contest trophy. Camera follows up the woman's swimwear clad body. Her vital statistics are called out.

    CU Dorothy de Mar she says "They tell me that the only difference between the original Venus and myself is that I have arms."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    865.08
    Media URN:
    12661
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:27:00 / 01:11:35:00
    Canister:
    31/70

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