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Miss Bronze California Beauty Pageant Programs, 1963 & 1964

Lot of 2.

Event program, "Miss Bronze Northern California Beauty Pageant." Approx. 8.5 x 11 in., 32pp. San Francisco, California. June 22, 1963. Staple-bound with original paper boards.

Event program, "Miss Bronze California Beauty Pageant." Approx. 8.5 x 11 in., 28pp. Los Angeles, California. September 13, 1964. Staple-bound with original paper boards.

Both programs include names of the contest judges and committee members, a short biography on the pageant's producer, and a photograph of each contestant posed in swimwear along with a short contestant biography. Programs also include an extensive amount of advertising much of which is targeted to the Black community and/or highlighting Black-owned businesses. A five-paragraph essay in one program titled "Why A 'Miss Bronze California' Beauty Pageant" notes that, "Those who are associated closely with 'Miss Bronze' pageants consider it a part of the community and like to feel that it is more than just a beauty pageant - it is an opportunity to showcase the Negro woman in all the glory that she deserves." Very scarce.

 

Condition:

Mild scuffs to boards. Back board of Miss Bronze Northern California pageant book with small amount of black residue at top left corner. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$188
12/03/2020

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