Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

The Pensacola Dons And Another Promotion …

with 2 comments

A good while ago, I posted a photo of a Dons player awarding a pretty girl in a bathing suit some flowers for winning a beauty contest.  No one recognized the player or the girl, but the someone did identify the master of ceremonies for the event as a local radio personalty.  In the background were the rest of the beauty contestants.  Here is that photo again …

Beauty Contest 1_RTP_SFW

Note the suitcase that reads ” Philco ” that I guess contains the equipment to broadcast the event on local radio.  I cannot identify what radio station, but I would imagine that it was either  WCOA, WBSR  or some other local station.  So, since the Dons management had this event for all of the guys out in the audience, they needed to do some for all of the ladies sitting in the bleachers down at the Admiral Mason Park … a body builders contest.  I do not know if this event was held on the same night or if it done on another night and as usual, I have no idea who any of the body builders are or who the young lady is awarding the winners.  I cannot tell if she is this girl above or not, but she very well could be.  So here goes … I am just going to post all of the photos and save my comment to the end …

Body Builders Group 2  _ RTP _ 19 June 14  SFW

Body Builders Group 1 _ RTP_19 June 14  SFW

Body Builders 3 _ RTP _ 19 June 14  SFW

Body Builders 2 _ RTP _ 19 June 14  _ SFW

Body Builders 1_ RTP _ 19 June 14  _ SFW

After looking at these photos, I am going to say that the girl in the top photograph is the girl in these presenting the trophies to the body builders.  As usual, I do not have a clue who any of these people are.  I have been surprised that I have not received that many comments from people who attended the Dons games from back in the late 1950’s.  I also am interested if anyone recorded any film from any of the games or of just random footage shot at the Admiral Mason Park during this era of the Dons.   I realize that this will be a long shot, but I am interested in seeing if anyone shot anything.  When I was looking through my scans of the Dons recently, I discovered that I have around 100 to 120 scans from the Dons years of 1957, 58 and 59, so I will try to throw up a few more in the next few weeks.  Please check back and let me hear from you … Frank

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  1. I think that is Linda Stark. She went to PHS and was older than me. You can probably find her in one of the Anonas(?) the yearbook. She was probably 16 then.


    Dottie Kilpatrick

    June 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    • Do you know if she might be the one that owns the dance studio on “W” Street in Pensacola? It just dawned me a little while ago. Thanks … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      June 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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