• Short Summary

    London chorus girls frolic in swimsuits and American diving stars show their skill on a diving board.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE ORDER OF THE BATH!"

    Barnet, Hertfordshire.

    Various shots of showgirls from the Prince of Wales Theatre in London frolicking about in swimsuits in the grounds of the 'Thatched Barn' - looks like a country club. They leapfrog over each other, do handstands and play a game that involves catching a little ball in a cone-shaped cup. They then do some high kicks in a line, showing off their new telescopic swimsuits (ruched, stretchy material - and some of the most unflattering swimsuits ever!).

    Palm Springs, California, United States of America.

    At an open-air swimming pool we see swimming stars Ruth Jump, Majorie / Marjorie Gestring, Micky Riley and Dutch Smith doing some complicated dives from the board. The last three are introduced as Olympic champions.

    Note: old database says The Thatched Barn was a road house in Borehamwood, Herts, near Elstree Film Studios.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1174.06
    Media URN:
    40487
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:14:52:00
    Canister:
    PT 437

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