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Miss America evolved from 'neighborly' to worldwide media event

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Miss America Through the Years

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Miss America Through the Years. Voiceover by Trudi Gilfillian

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Miss Amercia 1926

Miss Amercia 1926

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1925. In 1926, Norma Smallwood of Tulsa, Oaklahoma, was the first Native American (Cherokee) to win the Miss America title. She was also the f…

Miss America 1926

Miss America 1926

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Miss America 1926, Norma Smallwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Smallwood, the mother of a 4-year-old daughter, De Cygne L'Amour, lost custody of her d…

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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1963 Miss America program

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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1970 Miss America program

Miss America Through the Years

Miss America Through the Years

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Lois Delander , Miss America 1927 - Miss America photos from the collection of Allen "Boo" Pergament.

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Miss America Pageant

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Miss America parade

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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1942 Miss America program

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Marilyn Monroe was grans marshall of the parade and was also promoting her movie "Monkey Business" in 1952 - Miss America photos from the coll…

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Tickets still are available for preliminary events, which can be spectacular, such as this past Miss America number.

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Miss America Pageant

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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1933 Miss America program

Miss America Through the years

Miss America Through the years

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Miss America Pageant-Vanessa Williams

Miss America Through the Years

Miss America Through the Years

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Miss America pageant