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Maid of Cotton, Beverly Louise Pack, 1954, with John Wayne. [black and white photoprint]

view Maid of Cotton, Beverly Louise Pack, 1954, with John Wayne. [black and white photoprint] digital asset number 1
Collector:
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
Subject:
Pack, Beverly Louise
Wayne, John
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8-1/4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1954
1940-2000
Summary:
"'The weather's highly unusual'...screen star John Wayne assures Beverly Louise Pack, 1954 Maid of Cotton, as she shelters him from California showers with an umbrella (cotton, of course) during her recent Hollywood visit. Wayne took time out from preparing for his forthcoming role in RKO's 'The Conqueror' to meet the American cotton industry's beautiful ambassadress, who is on a 6-month international tour during which she'll display 54 wardrobes made of cotton. A junior at Texas Western College, the 20 year old brunette won the 1954 Maid of Cotton title by defeating 19 other finalists in Memphis, Tenn. last January."
Cite as:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Beauty contestants
Beauty contests
Cotton industry
Cotton textile industry
Local number:
AC1176-0000034.tif (AC Scan No.)
See more items in:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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