What makes this scarce program so special is the original beauty parade lineup sheet(s)that was held on Wednesday June 25th 1952 at 10:30 am. Each name is followed by hand-written on sight observations of each contestant. These fascinating notes indicate the girl’s “real “measurements and any other personal information not privy to the public. The drop-sheet measures 8 ½ x 11 and is three pages in length. There are also other ephemera from that first pageant which includes the Pageant napkin from the Wilton Hotel, receipts and related newspaper articles of interest. There is a 1998 church newsletter called the Mainstream Herald included in this archive that details the life of members Bill & Peggy Haas. Bill was a WW2 Veteran and started his radio career as disc jockey in Lincoln, Nebraska in the early 1940’s. When the war ended he moved to Long Beach, California when he was given the honor of being the first Miss Universe Pageant announcer. He was one of the few that called the brief test flight of the "Spruce Goose" by Howard Hughes in 1947.
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