MISS CALIFORNIA COMPETITION A parade of beauties in Venice, CA competing for the title of "Miss California". Sun-kissed charm in a sun-kissed setting, with lovely Miss Janet Mantell of Beverly Hills winning the honors.
F.D.R. OPENS N.Y. WORLD'S FAIR The opening of the New York World's Fair, "The World Of Tomorrow". A spectacular pageant of color and engineering skill is jammed with excited sightseers. President Roosevelt dedicates the exhibit calling for good will and world peace. It opens on the anniversary of George Washington's inauguration and features a large statue of the first President. The pictures at night are spectacular.
Date: 1939 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:36:00, With Audio
WORLD'S FAIR AQUACADE OPENS Beautiful "aquabelles" and striking formation swimming in Billy Rose's colorful Aquacade on Fountain Lake draws throngs of spectators as the pageant opens at the New York World's Fair.
COLORFUL PAPAL RITES WITH PIUS XII Impressive religious scenes in Rome, Italy as Pope Pius XII, at the head of a huge procession, rides through lanes of cheering throngs to assume the Bishopric of Rome at St. John\'s Lateran, a church pageant last held 93 prior.
DESERT QUEEN BEAUTY PAGEANT Palm Springs, California is an oasis for crowds on hand for the Desert Queen beauty contest, as pretty bathing lassies vie for the title "Miss Desert 1939". Eve Carlton gets the nod of the judges and poses with the large trophy.
MISS FLORIDA 1938 BEAUTY PAGEANT The competition for Miss Florida 1938 is fierce and the stands are packed as people watch the ladies vie for the title. Great aerial of the pageant and a smiling Irmgard Dietel wins the crown.
MISS MOO 1938 BEAUTY CONTEST In a unique beauty contest the judges must pick not only the fairest of maids and their powdered and bonneted dairy cows but also who does the best milking in this Sabetha, Kansas competition.
SEATTLE'S MOST KISSABLE LIPS CONTEST The judges pick the most kissable lips in Seattle, Washington by way of a paper barrier that hides all but the lips of each contestant. After much examination Miss Helen Widmer is picked the winner.
MOST GORGEOUS GRANDMA CONTEST Grandmothers enter a Coney Island, New York beauty contest and parade before the judges in old-fashioned swimsuits. It's a tough decision but eventually the prize goes to 61-year-old Mrs. Matilda Gebhard who has four grandchildren.
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