OLD GOLD CIGARETTE CONTEST WINNER Naval cadet William R. Staggs wins the $100,000 grand prize in a national Old Gold cigarette puzzle contest. Naturally the girls descend to help William spend the cash.
MISS AMERICA OF 1937 CROWNED & GONE Miss Bertrand Island, New Jersey Bette Cooper is crowned 1937 Miss America. The only trouble is Bette disappears leaving her throne empty and the trophy potentially up for grabs. Miss Texas doesn't mind.
PERFECT BACK BEAUTY CONTEST The search for the perfect back is on at this San Francisco beauty contest. Chiropractors are the judges as they examine bathing suit beauties vertebrae at the Palace of Fine Arts. The judges "back" Miss Audrey Anderson as the best.
BOYS CLUB FRECKLE CONTEST A Germantown, Pennsylvania Boys Club freckles contest uses an official "Frecklesisimograph" to count the dots on little boys faces. It's a close race and there's even an imposter but 12-year-old Jack Martin wins the crown.
NYC ROCKETTES SET SAIL FOR FRANCE Rockettes from Radio City Music Hall in New York City set sail for France and an International Dance Festival where 46 of the best dancers will perform at the Paris Exposition.
ITALIAN TILTS REVIVED The Fourteenth century competition known as Saracen Tilting is revived in Rezzo, Italy. contestants ride full speed at a statue of a Saracen armed with a sling shot which automatically strikes the knight who fails to move fast enough. Crowds cheer on the knights.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:40:00, No Audio
COLLEGE CONTEST IS A CLOSE SHAVE College boys take part in a fun New York City contest to see who can give themselves the smoothest shave without a mirror. A crowd cheers the young men on until Princeton's entry wins the trophy and a smooth face.
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA SAILING REGATTA Moth class sailboats vie for first place in a Melbourne, Florida sailing regatta. The boats make a pretty picture when viewed through a frame of palm trees and sandy beaches from the shore although one sailor has bad luck at keeping his boat afloat.
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