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Beauty Contest at the Casino on Pensacola Beach …

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The negative bag read something like ” JC Beauty Contest at the Casino ” and the date was 1950’s.  The “JC” was the Junior Chamber, I believe.  I do not know who the girls are or the guy giving the trophy, but he sure is interested in this young lady.  Here is one more of the two …

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I hope that his wife was not in the audience.  The band was ” The Clarence Schenk Orchestra “.  Here are the runners up …

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I do not have any names for the young ladies, but the last one looks vaguely familiar to me.  The last photo is of the three winners …

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These are three cute girls or should I say ” ladies ” …. I do not want to come across as sexist or anything in this political correct society that we live in today.  I wish that I had some photos of the outside of the Casino, but I have yet to run across any.  If anyone happened to be at this beauty contest, let’s hear from you.  I am curious who these beauty queens are.  Thanks for looking and please check back …. Frank

The Press Corps …

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I have ran across this negative for years and for some reason or another, have never bother to scan it until just the other day.  This looks like it was taken out at Pensacola Beach in the 1940’s maybe.  It could have been at one of the fights that was held out at the Casino or it could have been at one of the beauty contests put on at the Casino.  Check out the old Speed-Grafex that guy kneeling is holding … I have parts of one just like it over at my barn.  And check out the guy with the Bolex movie camera, my father had one just like it.  In fact, I have reels of film that my father made that I would like to have converted to DVD’s, but I know that it would cost a small fortune.  The guys hanging around look like they would be in style today … that guy’s bathing suit looks like something surfer’s would wear today.  If anyone recognizes any of the people in the photo let us hear from you … thanks for looking …

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April 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Beach Beauty …

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I am not sure of this lady’s name, so I am not going to mention it.  My dad used to do a lot of these type photos for the beauty contests that they used to stage at the Casino on Pensacola Beach.  I have some photos that I posted on the old site that I will find and post so you can see what I am talking about.  Thanks for looking …

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August 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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