• Short Summary

    Winners of Miss America and Mrs America 1959 Beauty Contests are announced.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Meet Miss and Mrs America".

    United States of America (USA).

    Panning girls in swimsuits by a swimming pool - entrants in Miss American Beauty Contest. C/U cameramen. M/S five finalists, Martha Brannon from South Carolina is declared the winner, she is very surprised and the other girls crowd round her. C/U girl with camera. C/U Martha Brannon with bouquet of roses and large silver trophy. M/S press photographers and cameramen. Martha Brannon climbs into shining new automobile. Martha in the driving seat of car.

    Interior: the Mrs. America Beauty Contest at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. M/S Mrs. Margaret Priebe of Iowa, mother of four, is chosen as Mrs America. She too is very surprised. G/V audience applauding. M/S Mrs. America being crowned. C/U Mrs. America seated on the throne. Crowd applauds.

    C/U Mrs. Priebe at home with her husband, who is having breakfast in bed. C/U Mrs. Priebe throwing her arm around his shoulder.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:13:00 / 01:25:00:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The title, (and indeed the commentator), suggest that the first competition seen here is the "Miss America" contest.

    However it is probably simply a preliminary, as Martha Brannon, the winner seen here, certainly never won the genuine "Miss America" contest.

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