Miss Mayonnaise and Miss Salad Dressing

June 1952: Joan Corbett was named 'Miss Mayonnaise' while her twin sister, Jean, was given the title of 'Miss Salad Dressing'.

Los Angeles Times - June 11, 1952



Pasadena Independent Sun - June 8, 1952



Here's a better picture of the twins.



And here they are in a 1954 ad for Chesterfield Cigarettes.



The Burbank High School 'In Memoriam' blog has some biographical info about them:

Jean Corbett, 68, died April 29, 1999, in Kauai, Hawaii. Mrs. Corbett and her twin sister, Joan, were born in Burbank. Jean Corbett was a resident for 62 years.In the 1950's, the Corbett twins appeared in commercials, theater and films with such stars as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. They graduated from Burbank High School in 1949. They were dancers at Ken Murray's Blackouts. Jean was the cover girl for the 1955 opening of the Riveria Hotel, in Las Vegas. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Williams. Joan Corbett preceded her sister in death. A memorial service was held April 29 in Kauai. The Neptune Society, Kauai was in charge of the arrangements.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 07, 2021
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Mayonnaise | 1950s





Comments
Mayonnaise is OK, Salad Dressing is yucky.

I always liked the line Groucho Marx had about a certain song:
"They're playing the national anthem."
"Ah, yes, 'The Mayonnaise!'"
Posted by KDP on 08/07/21 at 01:02 PM
I feel that Miss Mayonnaise and Miss Salad Dressing should have promoted healthier things than cigarettes like lettuce, potatoes, macaroni, whole grain bread, tuna fish, etc.
Posted by Yudith on 08/08/21 at 06:10 AM
“Uh, that’s not the reason why everyone called her ‘Ms Mayonnaise’…” 😉
Posted by Brian on 08/09/21 at 08:52 AM
One of the titles should have gone to Popeye's girlfriend, Olive Oyl.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/10/21 at 11:18 AM









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