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Burbank Miss, 16 and blonde, wins 'Valley Dream Girl' contest
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated August 13, 1948 partially reads, "Dolly Gray, 1353 N. Naomi st., Burbank, today is San Fernando Valley's 'Dream Girl,' winner of the title in a beauty contest on the stage of the Reseda theater before a capacity audience. Miss Gray, a 16-year-old 10-B student at the John Burroughs High school won the honor last night over more than 130 contestants. The award was for her 'refreshing blond beauty, poise and naturalness....' Marie MacDonald, screen actress, better known as 'The Body,' served as chairman of the judges and entertained the audience." Marie McDonald, left, presents award to beauty contest winner, Dolly Gray. Gentleman on right is unidentified.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
McDonald, Marie,--1923-1965
John Burroughs High School (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Students
Actresses--United States
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Teenage girls--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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