Fashions influenced by film 'Young Bess' are modelled in grounds of Tower of London.
Various shots of a group of people walking about the Tower of London gardens. Four mannequins parade about showing off the latest fashions, influenced by the costumes of the young Queen Elizabeth I in the film 'Young Bess'.
The models wear swagger coats, suits and small, cap-like hats. At the Traitor's Gate we see more models in swagger coats. One has "push-up melon sleeves and is lined to the hemline with quilted gold satin". People crowd around to watch.
A Beefeater stands on one of the Tower ramparts as a model sashays past. C/U of actor dressed as King Henry VIII, drinking from a silver cup and smoothing his moustache. Models in Tudor-influenced evening gowns walk about the grounds with the King. Model Sylvia Shelley poses with a Beefeater in the gardens. She compares her own ruff-collar with the Beefeater's own.
Note: correspondence, cuttings and notes on file. This publicity stunt took place shortly before the London premier of the MGM film 'Young Bess'.