Miss America, 1945 Bess Myerson"s Own Story by Susan Dworkin

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Subjects:

  • Population & demography,
  • Social history,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City, N.J,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Miss America Pageant, Atlantic,
  • USA,
  • Myerson, Bess,
  • General,
  • Biography,
  • Beauty contestants,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8597414M
ISBN 101557040001
ISBN 109781557040008

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Women from Minnesota have won the Miss America crown on three occasions. The most recent winner was Gretchen Carlson in Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota. In Bess Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America and the first winner from New York.

That year the pageant awarded a $5, grant to the winner. Pageant officials.

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