• Short Summary

    Leila Williams wins the Miss Great Britain beauty competition 1957.

  • Description

    Morecambe, Lancashire.

    GV. Contestants parading around edge of swimming pool in front of large crowd during Miss Great Britain beauty contest at Morecambe. SV. Panel of judges from left to right - Jo Loss, a band leader, actress Lisa Gastoni, editor of the 'Sunday Dispatch' Charles Eade, Bob Monkhouse, and Tony Britton. Bob Monkhouse raises cine camera to his eye to film the girls. LV. Contestants standing in line in front of the judges. CU. Leila Williams from Walsall (She was the eventual winner). Camera pans to Sonia Hamilton from London, camera pans to June Dawson from Ellesmere Port (she was second). LV. Doreen Nicholson from Bradford parading in front of the judges. SV. Pan shot Marilyn Davies from Stockport parading in front of judges - she was the winner of the "Miss New Brighton" competition. CU. Bob Monkhouse loosening his collar and tie. SV. Panning shot, Margaret Rowe from London, parading in front of the judges (she was third.) LV. Crowd applauding. CU. The eight finalists from which the winner is to be picked in line in front of the judges. Camera pans up from the girls' legs to their faces. SV. Judges deciding who's to be the winner. SV. Leila Williams who is standing on the end of the line of contestants gasps as she is announced the winner. She steps down and is given a kiss by the Mayoress. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Charles Eade holding the Rose Bowl. He gives Leila Williams a kiss. She then accepts the Bowl. CU. Leila Williams - Miss Great Britain - 1957.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene E.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1499.34
    Media URN:
    48861
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:12:00 / 01:51:10:00
    Canister:
    57/71

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Leila Williams seen here went on to become the first female presenter of Blue Peter.

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