THOUSANDS HAIL MARDI GRAS America's most colorful pageant, Mardi Gras, opens on a note of revelry and gaiety, with thousands on hand to see the spectacular parade of floats that marks the opening of the six-day carnival in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras King and Queen begin the dancing at the ball.
MISS U.S.A. 1967 "Miss Alabama," Sylvia Louis Hitchcock of Tuscaloosa, a University of Alabama student wins the "Miss USA" crown in Miami Beach. First runner-up: "Miss California." Second runner-up: "Miss Florida." Next step: The "Miss Universe" contest.
MISS UNIVERSE 1960 The audience watches the Miss Universe Pageant in Miami Beach, Florida. The winner is Miss U.S.A., Linda Bement, who receives the crown from Akiko Kojima, the 1959 Miss Universe. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
Date: July 9, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, With Audio
MISS WORLD CONTEST 1961 The "Miss World" contest in London features beauties from 36 nations who parade their charms for the judges, including Bob Hope. Rosemarie Frankland of the United Kingdom took home the crown.
1957 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT& COLLEGE QUEEN WINNER In Atlantic City, a full house watches Miss America contestants model swimsuits and ball gowns. Marian McKnight from South Carolina is crowned by previous pageant winner, Sharon Ritchie. Texan Marilyn Meyer is named College Queen.
Date: September 10, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 35P Length: 00:01:20:00, No Audio
MISS WORLD COMPETITION 1967 21-year-old "Miss Peru," Madeleine Hartog-Bell, wins the title "Miss World" in London. Her prizes included 7,000 and a year's contract. She is the daughter of a Peruvian rancher.
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