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Judges Have Difficult Job
“Miss Memphis” Wins “Miss America 1947 Crown
In a novel contest staged at Ocean Park, Calif .. the judges were assigned the difficult job of selecting the prettiest legs. Nothing else counted. The judges narrowed the field down to the finalists shown here, and then asked for two weeks in which to study the photograph before naming the winner!
Left: Barbara Jo Walker, who competed as "Miss Memphis:, sits on her queenly throne after being named "Miss America 1947" at Atlantic City. Right: Runners-up were I. to r., Peggy June Elder, Alabama, 4th; Laura Jean Emery, Calif., 5th; Miss Walker; Elaine Campbell, Minnesota, 2nd; Margaret Marshall, Canada, 3rd.
One Of These Beauties Will Be “Miss America, 1950”
Four Misses America Get Together
“Miss America” Gets Home Town Reception
“Miss Arizona” Wins “Miss America 1949”Title
Former holders of the coveted "Miss America" title who were present at a meeting of the annual Atlantic City Beauty Pageant managers in New York are: I. to r.; Frances Marie Burke, 1940 winner; Joe Carol Dennison, 1942; Bess Myerson, 1945, and Marilyn Buferd, 1946.
First group picture taken of this year's 54 contestants for the title of "Miss America, 1950", at the annual beauty parade at Atlantic City, N.J. 46 states are represented along with New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, District of Columbia and Alaska.
Some 30,000 people jammed Ladd Memorial Stadium to cheer Yolande Betbeze who won this year's "Miss America" title, representing Mobile, Alabama, as she returns home. The home-folks gave her a bracelet containing 20 diamonds and 20 sapphires.
After a week in which 51 beauties competed in numerous contests in the Atlantic City Beauty Pageant, the judges selected (1) the 15 semi-finalists in the bathing beauty division; (2) the 5 finalists in evening gowns, representing, I. to r., Mississippi, Illinois, Colorado, California and Arizona; (3) Jacque Mercer, Litchfield, Arizona ranch girl, crowned "Miss America 1949" by Beve Shopp, last year's winner.
1. Finalists in "Mrs. America" contest at Asbury Park, N.J., won by 'Mrs. Philadelphia". 2. Finalists in "Miss America 1948" contest at Atlantic City, N.J. 3. 18-year-old Bebe Shopp, "Miss Minnesota", center, winner of the coveted beauty crown, with the other four place winners. 4. Miss Shopp is brunette, 5 foot 9 inches and plays the vibraharp.
Left: Pretty Marion Brown is crowned Queen of the Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, Calif., by tournament president Drummond McCunn. Right: Ladene Wagoner, airline hostess, receives the Orange Bowl Queen's crown from actress Colleen Townsend at Coral Gables, Fla.
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