• Short Summary

    Beauty contests at Atlantic City - Air Circus in Virginia - Two children show off diving skills.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "It Can Only Happen In America...."

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America (USA). Miss America Contest and Mrs America Contest.

    LV Finalists parading for title of 'Miss America' SV Jacqueline Mercer - 'Miss Arizona' parading. MV Crowd applauding. MS Miss Margaret Munn, from Canada. SV Miss Betty Jane Crowley, New Jersey. LV contestants lining stage. MV Crowd applauding. SV Miss Bebe (Beatrice Bella) Shopp, takes off crown and places it on head of Jacqueline Mercer. CU Pan up to Jacqueline Mercer. GV People dancing at full dress ball. SV Jacqueline Mercer dancing with naval lieutenant. LV Girls lining stage for 'Mrs America', contest. MV Hubby's cheering section with notice. SV Winner - Mrs Frances Cloy. SV Man crowning Mrs. America. 2nd and 3rd on either side of winner.

    Intertitle reads: "Virginia". Air Circus.

    LV Planes pouring smoke, stunting in air. LV Planes looping, pouring smoke. MV Pan Red Grant. standing on wing of bi-plane. SV Pan Red Grant waving his hand as aircraft begins to climb. LV Plane pouring smoke with Red Grant standing on top as 'plane rolls to upright position. MV plane with Grant on wing looping. LV Towards Pan 'plane flying low hits barrier and skids to standstill.

    Intertitle reads: "Florida".

    Various scenes of children's diving display in outdoor swimming pool. The two children, Kathy and Bubber Tongay, are both very young.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1423.22
    Media URN:
    46392
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:16:00 / 01:36:48:00
    Canister:
    49/75

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