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Lone Star State Selects Beauties for 100 Year Pageant (1935)

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

No Sound on Film | 1935

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  •  The 5th girl sitting from the right (platinum blonde with extreme marcel wave) is Dallas' Nikki Maxwell (married: Ractliffe) 
  •  The blonde is Dallas native Mary Ellen Logan, model for one of the Art Deco statues at the 1936 Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. 
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"Last-minute inventions give a perfect check on the degree of pulchritude possessed by lovely models seeking jobs with a Texas Centennial Committee. In one test, the girls are fitted into life-sized cutouts of the perfect figure." [From original Universal Newsreel content sheet]