Miss Movie Girl at the airport

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Title

Miss Movie Girl at the airport

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Miss Movie Girl, Airport, Betty Philbin

Description

This is a black and white photo of Miss Movie Girl 1973, Betty Philbin, taken on the mobile stairway of an aeroplane with a group of family and associates. The stairway is marked with the Aer Lingus logo and we might guess that this picture was taken at Cork Airport. Philbin in large sunglasses, is standing on the stairway, wearing a white suit accessorised with a sash marked ‘CFI Movie Girl.’ She is accompanied by her sister and others identified as Jack O'Sullivan, Brian Coomber, Mary O'Keeffe, Charlie Cullinane and Fergus Gilligan.

Miss Movie Girl was a ‘Rose of Tralee’ type contest that ran for a few brief years in the seventies. Run in conjunction with the Sunday World newspaper, it was a contest of county representatives vying for the ultimate title of Miss Movie Girl. It was an enticing affair, the winner would meet with celebrities, be showered with prizes and go on to promote the festival throughout Ireland. In 2015 a former Miss Movie Girl competitor, Catherine Tracy, was tracked down and invited to attend that years film festival as a guest of honour. She remembered her time in the Miss Movie Girl competition fondly and recalled meeting the French film director François Truffaut along with the blues guitar legend Rory Gallagher and the English actor Trevor Howard who were in Cork in that year. (Eoin English, Cork Examiner, 03.11.2015.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1973

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1973
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

253 x 205mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Miss Movie Girl at the airport,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/197.