• Short Summary

    Wonderful stuff of a "hula hula" contest at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Skegness.

  • Description

    Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness, Lincolnshire.

    Great footage of a group of girls competing in a hula hula contest. Good C/Us of their faces and their torsos - they wear grass skirts and leis (sp?). "Who has got the most authentic wiggle?" asks the narrator. Good shots of the girls, the compere and judges.

    Brilliant cocktail bar with a cocktail waiter who wears big national health style glasses. He shakes up a cocktail in a silver shaker. C/U of the drink being poured - shaky hands! C/U of the cocktail menu (cor!). A couple are served with cocktails - one with large amount of fruit around the edge of the glass. Signs advertise cocktails available and their prices. The Beachcomber Bar is FAB! Decorated in an incredibly kitsch style with multicoloured lighting, totem poles and palm trees. Why, oh why does it not exist any more?!

    Winning girls are given champagne and other holidaymakers are encouraged to join them in a hula hula. Some middle aged men have a go, as do a young couple.

    Lights flash, thunder claps are heard and the wind whips up a storm as the Beachcomber Bar is subjected to a tropical storm. Funny shots of a pool with plastic crocodiles in and a backdrop with rain pouring down in front of it. Just such a fabulous place!

    Note: Colour looks very saturated in this film but think it is probably due to the lights within the bar.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:08:00 / 01:38:49:00
    CP 512

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