Category:
Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues

Calf Falsies

AKA Silicone calf pads. A product I had no idea there was a market for.

In the video below, I genuinely can't see how the calf pads improve the shape of her calves at all.





via TYWKIWDBI

Posted By: Alex - Mon May 27, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Fashion, Legs

Culver City Fiesta La Ballona Queen



Fiesta Queen finalists -- These ten girls are finalists in the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona queen contest to select five girls to reign over the community celebration Aug. 3-5. They will appear at Veterans Memorial Auditorium Friday night. July 14, when judges will pick the five finalists. From left they are Sally Adler of Westchester; Merry Allison of West Los Angeles; Marie Bailey of Culver City; Sandra Bettin of Santa Monica; Sally Jane Hutchison of Culver City; Mickey Jines of Venice; Doris Turner of Westchester; Barbara McMillan of Westchester; Connie Sue Moore of Culver City; Darlene Bevington of Culver City".


Source.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 14, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Regionalism, 1960s

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 21

Khrushchev definitely would not have approved of this filthy exhibitionism!

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 13, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Statues and Monuments, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, 1920s, Russia

Lodi Grape Festival Queen

Here is the first holder of the honor.



Read article here.

The festival continues to this day, but I find no reference to a queen.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 12, 2019 - Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Food, Regionalism, 1930s, Alcohol

Cabaret Girl



Very educational if you wish to open your own club.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 11, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Entertainment, Fashion, 1950s, United Kingdom

Wisconsin Queens

A bevy of contest winners from Wisconsin, including "Miss Wisconsin Rural Electrification."







Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 05, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Regionalism, 1950s, 1960s

The Hero Thrill Show Queens



"Hero Scholarship Thrill Show Queen competitors [1969] Carolyn McNish and JoAnne Bream are crowned by Police Captain Philip Baumgardner, Fairmount Park Lt. Joseph Salamone and Deputy Fire Chief Frank Bowen."



"Northeast Regional finalists for Thrill Show queen [1974] are Denise Needham, nominated by the police department, and Sandra Hartman nominated by the fire department. Standing are John Craig, chief police inspector, and Martin Preite, deputy fire chief."

What is the "Hero Thrill Show?" Their Wikipedia page has the answer.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 31, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Law, Regionalism, 1960s, 1970s

Miss Cinderemmy

Apparently the Emmy Awards once featured a beauty queen. The 1956 contenders first below, then the 1957 queen.





December 31, 1957. Lovely Rochelle Greenblatt, 21 year old receptionist at McCadden Studios, Hollywood, was chosen 'Miss Cinderemmy' tonight (Dec. 31) and presented at midnight to the entire television industry at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New Year's Eve Ball staged at Beverly Hilton. She was crowned as queen of the ball by actor Ronnie Burns, son of comedy star, George Burns, who coincidentally owns and operates McCadden Studios.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 25, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Television, 1950s

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