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.



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
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