• Short Summary

    Radio star Jimmy Edwards judges beauty contest in Morecambe, Lancashire.

  • Description

    Radio stars pick winners.

    L/S contestants lined up on side of pool. L/S contestants lined up on side of bath. M/S dolly shot along contestants. M/S of radio star Jimmy Edwards takes seat and removes check cap. L/S crowded baths. Contestants parading. M/S Sylvia Wren - No. 23 - walking up to dais. M/S towards Dorothy Birrell N0.3 picots in front of judge pan to judges. C/U Jimmy Edwards stroking moustache. M/S Margaret M. Baynes - No. 17 walking off dais. M/S towards Jenny Howard No.20.

    M/S contestants lined up. M/S Jimmy Edwards and Joy Nichols studying finalists and scratching head. M/S of audience applauding. M/S Joy Nichols presenting Violet Pretty of Birmingham with sash. C/U Edwards clapping. M/S front view winner with rose bowl.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1486.13
    Media URN:
    48505
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:37:00 / 01:18:44:00
    Canister:
    50/71

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The location is Morecambe.

    The competition is the National Bathing Beauty Contest.

    The first girl seen, Sylvia Wren, also appears in Pathe clip 1486.34, in another Beauty Contest.

    The winner, named here as Violet Pretty, went on to become much better known as an actress, under the name Anne Heywood.

  2. jamied says

    Improving upon my earlier location ID, the competition is taking place at the Morecambe and Heysham Swimming Pool.

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