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Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues

Hawk Model Kits

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Original ad here.

It might not be 1965 any longer, but thanks to a revival at Hawk Model Kits, you can get these wacky figurines new again.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 19, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Hobbies and DIY, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's

Miss Medic Alert Followup

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I do not necessarily wish to claim a Google-fu superior to Alex's, but I did find an image of the 1965 Miss Medic Alert.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 06, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Health, 1960's

Miss Medic Alert

The winner of this title was "a beauty with a hidden medical problem" — which sounds slightly ominous.

Unfortunately I haven't found a picture of Miss Medic Alert, but it seems like the contest ran from the late '60s to the mid '70s.

Detroit Free Press - Mar 10, 1972



Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 06, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1970's

Miss Optometry of 1956

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In line with Alex's ceaseless quest for oddball beauty queens, may we present Kipp Hamilton, who actually had a career. But she must have misremembered this honor, for all sources quote Kipp as claiming it happened in the year 1953. But such data has become easier to verify or disprove since Google added its newspaper archives.

Original story here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 14, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Movies, 1950's, Eyes and Vision

Special Garden Statue

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I am so darn tired of putting gnomes on my front lawn to brighten up the garden. Time for something different!

The Indonesian-language catalog description translates quite honestly: "Erotic nude female statue woman bronze statue."

Order yours here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 05, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Art, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Public Indecency, Women, Asia

Miss Front End

Following up on my "Miss Sewer Cleaner" post of a few days ago:

In 1947, the admen of Detroit dreamed up the idea of bestowing on a young woman the title of "Miss Front End," who would be "the girl they would most like to have as their radiator ornament."

Dolores Frederick was given the title for 1947, and Carolyn King won it for 1948. After that, there were no more "Miss Front Ends."

I've found a few references to the title of "Miss Reclining Seat" awarded sometime in the 1950s, but I'm guessing this was a joke.

The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan) - Jan 17, 1947







Detroit Free Press - Oct 26, 1947

Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 28, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1940's

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