Name That List, #44

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • Analgesin
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • Blues Bonnet of Austin
  • Chihuahua Show
  • Direct Mail
  • Electric Switch
  • February
  • Fill-er-up
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Freeway
  • Geiger Counter
  • July Fourth
  • Lobster
  • Magnesium Lamp
  • Negligee
  • One for the Road
  • Orchid
  • Photoflash
  • Potato Soup
  • Standard Foods
  • Texas Tomato
  • Third Platoon
  • United Dairies


They're some of the things that Vera Jayne Palmer, aka Jayne Mansfield, was declared "Miss" of. Although she was probably a 'Mrs.' for most of these contests, having married her first husband at age 17.

Source: Flavorwire

She might just challenge Janis Paige for being "Miss Most Titles." However, Mansfield did decline several titles, including "Miss Roquefort Cheese" (because it "didn't sound right") and "Miss Prime Rib."

(Thanks to Jenny Beatty for contributing this!)

"Anxious to oblige almost anyone, Miss Mansfield has exuberantly posed (from left) as, 'Miss Negligee,' 'Miss Direct Mail' and 'Miss Goldmine.'"
image source: Life - Apr 23, 1956

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 08, 2017
     Category: Name That List

"Ms Third Platoon"

Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 12/08/17 at 09:35 AM
I read about half the list before guessing correctly. WU has featured a few of the unconventional "Miss (insert product here)" contests over the past several weeks, and that helped me figure this one out.
Posted by Fritz G on 12/08/17 at 09:55 AM
I figured it was a list of flavors of marijuana for sale in Aspen.

"Miss Roquefort Cheese" didn't sound right, but "Miss Fill-er-up" was ok?
Posted by Virtual on 12/08/17 at 11:52 AM
I'm not comfortable seeing that negligee next to the magnesium lamp! I do admire Miss Mansfield - she was very smart with a reported intelligence quotient in the high 140s. Too bad she came to such an untimely end.

As a side note, if you're reading this website on your smartphone or tablet through a wi-fi connection, you can thank Heddy Lamarr, another really smart actress who co-patented a device for guiding torpedoes that is the basis for some of the wireless communications we use today.
Posted by KDP on 12/08/17 at 01:10 PM
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