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Miss America 1935

Miss America 1935
Date September 7, 1935
Presenters King Neptune
Venue Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 53
Placements 14
Winner Henrietta Leaver
Miss Pittsburgh

Miss America 1935, the 9th Miss America pageant, was held at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 7, 1935, following a one year hiatus.[1][2][3] Upon arrival in Atlantic City contestants were strongly encouraged to exhibit some form of talent during the pageant, which was a first for the pageant.[4] Aside from Henrietta Leaver, Miss Pittsburgh winning the Miss America crown, entrants from Pennsylvania placed as three of the nine semi-finalists.

Judges included: Louis St. John (president of the Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce), Nils Granlund (of New York), Vincent Trotta (art director at Paramount Pictures), Elias Goldensky (photographer in Philadelphia), Walter Thornton, Willard Van der Veer (Academy Award winner for cinematography), and Giuseppe Donato (artist).[5]



Final Results Contestant
Miss America 1935
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up


  • Miss Alabama: ##
  • Atlanta: LaRue Wilson
  • Miss Birmingham: Adalynne Owens
  • Miss Bloomfield: Mildred Hughes
  • Miss Bridgeport: Loretta Tarlecky
  • Miss Bridgeport: Sonia Elizabeth Banka
  • Miss Bridgeton: Gerry Hester
  • Miss Brooklyn: Grace Tauss
  • Miss Camden: Lena Melamed
  • Miss Cincinnati: Beatrice Pfeiffer
  • Miss Cleveland: ##
  • Miss Connecticut: Margaretta Savina Kling
  • Miss Conshohocken: Helen Swelly
  • Miss Des Moines: Connie Rosalie Rosefield
  • Miss Delaware County: Florence Carmen
  • Miss Glenridge: Norine Hughes
  • Miss Hartford: Margaret Holmes
  • Miss Hillside: Dorothy Wainwright
  • Miss Lake Hopatcong: Ann Golem
  • Miss Leominster: Rita Mae King
  • Miss Little Falls: Madelyn Hughes
  • Miss Massachusetts: Louise Ruebesam
  • Miss Minnesota: Mildred Barrett
  • Miss Mount Holly: Esther Moore
  • Miss Newark: Ann Harvey
  • Miss New Jersey: Elizabeth "Libby" Koehler of Pennsgrove
  • Miss Portland: Edith Lucresa Smith
  • Miss Providence: Beatrice McKenzie
  • Miss Quincy: Mary Stanley
  • Miss Riverside: Othelia Mitsch
  • Miss Scranton: Alice Brown
  • Miss Tamaqua: Claire Spirt
  • Miss Tennessee: Maxine Beard
  • Miss Washington: Helen Club
  • Miss West Warwick: Leona Mucha
  • Miss Wilkes-Barre: Gertude Schappert
  • Miss Woodbury: ##
  • Miss West Orange: Ann Halko
  • Miss Ventnor City: Dorothy Kohl


  1. ^ Associated Press (1935-09-08). "Miss Pittsburgh Wins Beauty Crown". The New York Times. p. 25. 
  2. ^ "Loretta Young's Double New Queen Of U.S. Beauty". Syracuse Herald. 1935-09-08. p. 8D. 
  3. ^ Associated Press Wire Photo (1935-09-14). "A Crown For Miss America". Daily Democrat-Times. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "Henrietta Leaver 1935". Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Miss Philadelphia Fourth in 2d Test". Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. 1935-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Where the Little Lady From Smoky City Scored". Los Angeles Illustrated Daily News. 1935-09-10. 

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company.  

External links

  • Miss America official website
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