Mystery Girl of 1947

Pulp International reveals:

The Mystery Writers of America, which was founded in 1945 in New York City and soon expanded to other locations, in its early years used to throw what they called a Clues Party. In November 1947 the party was in Chicago, and the MWA awarded the title of Mystery Girl to the woman who performed best in a scream test—as opposed to screen test. Four contestants—Marybeth Prebis, Betty Rosboro, Bobby Jo Rodgers, and Portia Kubin—let fly with their most bloodcurdling screams, and the winner was Kubin, above.

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 23, 2023
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Literature | Books | 1940s | Screams, Grunts and Other Exclamations

Queen of Mayhem would fit right in with Professor Caos and General Disarray.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/23/23 at 08:21 AM
Too bad we don't have a sample of that blood curdling scream.
Posted by KDP on 09/23/23 at 10:14 AM
I bet her scream was better than Wilhelm's.
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/23/23 at 12:02 PM
I bet the results would have been different if the contestants were not in bikinis being ogled by the judges.
Posted by Yudith on 09/25/23 at 11:48 AM
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