• Short Summary

    A beauty pageant in America sends the voiceover reader into something of a state.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Miss Streamline of 1940".

    United States of America (USA).

    VS of girls in bathing suits parading around a swimming pool and posing for the cameramen at a Pacific coast beauty contest. Lots of shots of newsreel cameramen taking pictures of the women.

    N.B. The voiceover is read as if the presenter is over come by the sight of young women in swimwear.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.40
    Media URN:
    20774
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:24:00 / 01:44:08:00
    Canister:
    40/38

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The winner of the competition is the blonde lady seen at 00:41. The commentator mispronounces her name, which is actually Virginia Engels.

    Sadly she died of meningitis, aged just 39.....

    http://www.findagrave.com/c
    gi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRi;
    d=71935561

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