Miss America 1924

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Miss America 1924
Date September 6, 1924
Presenters King Neptune
Venue Million Dollar Pier Ballroom, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 83
Placements 6
Winner Ruth Malcomson
Philadelphia Philadelphia
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Miss America 1924, the fourth Miss America pageant, was held at the Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, September 6, 1924.[1][2] Mary Katherine Campbell, who won the title the previous two years, placed as 1st runner-up. Pageant officials later instituted a rule allowing competitors to be crowned only once.[3] Ruth Malcomson competing as Miss Philadelphia was named Miss America of 1924 against a field of 83 entrants, the largest number of contestants in Miss America history.[4]

Second runner-up Fay Lanphier would become Miss America 1925. Another of the finalists, Beatrice Roberts, became an actress who appeared in more than 50 Hollywood productions.

Miss America, Ruth Malcomson, and her mother, Augusta


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1924
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runners-up


  1. ^ ""Miss Philadelphia" Designated "Miss America" for 1924". The Free Lance. 1924-09-09. p. 2.
  2. ^ International News Service (1924-09-17). "Beauty Queen Will Not Let It Affect Her Head". Indiana Evening Gazette. p. 1.
  3. ^ "1924 Ruth Malcomson". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  4. ^ "Miss America History 1924". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-13.

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.

External links

  • Miss America official website
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