Miss Continuous Roller Towel

Or, simply, Miss Continuous Towel. I found both forms of the title used.

The title was conferred upon Trudy Germi of Chicago by the linen supply industry in 1949.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Dec 25, 1949

I'm always curious what becomes of these people who achieve 15 minutes of fame for weird reasons.

In Germi's case, after performing in a production of South Pacific, she married Lt. Carl Seiberlich in 1952. As far as I can tell, this ended her career as a model/actress.

Her husband eventually became Captain of the USS Hornet, which was the ship assigned to recover the Apollo 11 astronauts from the Pacific. I found a photo on a military website of the two of them together, attending a celebration for the recovery of the astronauts. I assume she's the one wearing sunglasses.

She died in 2018.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 27, 2021
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | 1940s

These old beauty contests are one of my favorites at this site. I also found the story about Apollo 11 interesting. It reminded me of my very remote link to the moon landing program:

In summer of 1972, I was a medical lab specialist stationed at the Camp Kue Army Hospital on Okinawa. We were the nearest large military hospital to the splashdown site of the final moon landing team, Apollo 17. Because of that, our hospital was prepared to render any medical assistance that might be needed for our astronauts. We had blood samples of all three astronauts in my lab, in case blood transfusions might be needed.
Posted by Fritz on 06/27/21 at 08:17 AM
In the future, I'll be sure not to be swallowing anything when I land on this site. Today, I had a large gulp of coffee in my throat, and when I saw "Miss Continuous Roller Towel", it nearly came back up.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/27/21 at 10:44 AM
I'd think she had trouble blind dating with the name "Germi". There must be other challenges, too.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/27/21 at 10:54 AM
Looks like Ms. Germi got the roll she wanted.
Posted by eddi on 06/27/21 at 10:30 PM
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