• Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    American newsreel titles read: 'MISS AMERICA CROWNED IN BEAUTY PARADE'.

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America.

    Various shots of contestants in the Miss America beauty contest parading about in white swimsuits at night. M/S of spectators. L/S of competitors parading. M/S of Miss New York and Miss Pennsylvania parading past. M/S of audience applauding. L/S as Miss Pennsylvania, Miss Evelyn Ay, is crowned. C/U of Miss Ay. L/S of the crowd applauding. Miss Ay parades along the catwalk in her cape and crown.

    Intertitles read: 'NOW MEET THE MISSUS MRS AMERICA'.

    Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America.

    A line of Mrs American contestants stand at a table, putting nappies or diapers on baby dolls. We then see them using tiny sewing machines as commentator says "The judges know an even stitch when they see one".

    M/S of contestants posing in swimsuits. M/S of men cheering and applauding from the 'Hubbies Cheering Section'. Shots of contestants parading. M/S of Judges. M/S as other contestants applaud the winner, Mrs Pennsylvania - Mrs Erne Snyder, who looks extremely surprised. C/U of Mrs America being crowned. M/S of her husband Mr John Snyder, Secretary of US Treasury, with their two small sons, walking across stage to kiss his wife.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:46:00 / 01:45:15:00
    UN 2554 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 2554 B
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Mrs America Idyllic America Atlantic City Asbury Park 1950s and 1960s New Jersey 1950s New Jersey
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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