Wednesday, January 6, 2010

LA Beauties

Three finalists of Seashore Day, Elks National Convention Bathing Beauty Contest in Los Angeles - Left to right: Laurie Sherman, Billie Balche, Christine Maple - Los Angeles Times photo 1935.

Four contestants of the Halloween Slick Chick beauty contest in Anaheim, California - Los Angeles Daily News photo 1947.

Two women modeling bathing suits for California Apparel Creators Market Week in Los Angeles - Los Angeles Times photo 1948.

Pat Hall, "Miss 7-Cent Cup of Coffee, 1950," serving William E. Kinman coffee while wearing a bikini, Los Angeles - Los Angeles Daily News photo 1950.

Comedian Eddie Cantor with beauty contestants Lisa Davis, Barbara Drake and Phyllis Applegate, Los Angeles - Los Angeles Daily News photo 1954.

LINK: More photos at the UCLA Archives


Major Pepperidge said...

Whoa, that's a lot o' pretty girls! They're all great (those gals from the 1935 photo are adorable), but I think that the one that Eddie Cantor is measuring might be my favorite!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Ditto that Major! Mercy!