Miss Psywar

Alas, no info on this contest seems to have survived.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 23, 2022
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | War

Is it just me, or do the two standing on the boxes look like cardboard cutouts?
Posted by Phideaux on 08/23/22 at 03:36 PM
I found a mention of the contest at this link: https://www.truecorset.com/blog/old-hollywood-glamour-files-bizarre-beauty-pageants-of-the-past/

From the brief description of the contest:

"The wartime efforts of the 1940’s needed not only covert psy-ops in order to beleaguer enemies, but also some good old fashioned morale boosting for the folks at home. So, the Miss Psywar pageant was born. Not much is known about it, besides the fact that it took place in Washington state in the 1940’s, and the little that can be gleaned from the surviving photographs – showing young women in in bullet bra style swimsuits, standing around horn loudspeakers!"
Posted by Fritz on 08/23/22 at 07:42 PM
Good sleuthing, Fritz!
Posted by Paul on 08/23/22 at 08:41 PM
I found a third photo here:

Posted by Alex on 08/24/22 at 09:23 AM
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