MISS UNIVERSE & MISS USA CONTESTS - 1960S The Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants began as concurrent events held in Long Beach, California. In one such 1960s pageant the girls ride on elaborate floats down the streets of Long Beach then cut CUs of Miss Korea, Norway and California smiling and waving from their floats and Miss England blowing a kiss to the crowd.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:14:00, No Audio
PILLOW CASE COVER-UP CONTEST FOR BEST LEGS In this Palisdades Amusement Park, N.J. beauty contest the judges don't want their sesarch for the perfect legs to be influenced by a pretty face. The girls wear pillow cases while the judges look over their gams before choosing Miss Cecile Joseph the winner. She's elated but embarrassed by her disheveled hairdo.
GIRLS AID GALENTO'S TRAINING Training for his bout with Abe Feldman doesn\'t seem to worry \"Two-Ton\" Tony Galento. Beer is plentiful, and pretty beach lassies are on hand to help with his training in Miami Beach, Florida.
MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT - 1955 - 1 Beauties from 40 countries around the globe compete in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. A parade of floats roll down the streets of Long Beach, California and the girls wave to the cheering crowds including Miss Sweden who will go on to win the crown.
Date: July 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, With Audio
ROLLER-SKATE BASKETBALL BEAUTIES The girls lace up for a rousing game of roller-skate basketball under sunny Miami skies. The unfortunate referee has his hands full breaking up catfights while the girls struggle to stay up and get their baskets made.
LOS ANGELES - LONG BEACH HARBOR - 1960S Aerial pan over the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor in the early 1960s. Cut to a montage of activity in the harbor including a fishing boat where men are hauling in live tuna and annual yacht races. A dark-haired beauty on the deck of a ship watches other boats try to catch up.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:35:00, No Audio
ANNUAL LUMBERJACK PAGEANT The tables are turned, at the annual lumberjack pageant. Pretty bathing beauties reverse procedures by picking the handsomest woodsman. He's rough, tough and shaves with an axe. Also footage of a luge accident and male and female water-skiers.
MISS AMERICA 1958 From a dazzling cross-section of American beauties on parade in Atlantic City, Miss America 1958 is chosen in lavish ceremonies. She's Miss Colorado, Madelyn Van Derbur of Denver, a blond, green-eyed debutante. The crowning of the winner by the previous Miss America.
MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT - 1955 It's the annual Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California where beauties from around the world are chosen from 50,000 preliminary contests in 40 countries. Sweden's Hellevi Rombin wins the crown.
Date: July 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:45:00, With Audio
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