Miss America 1935

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Miss America 1935
Date September 7, 1935
Presenters King Neptune
Venue Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 53
Placements 14
Winner Henrietta Leaver
Flag of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.svg Pittsburgh
← 1933
1936 →

Miss America 1935, the ninth Miss America pageant, was held at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, 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 (sculptor).[5]


Final Results Contestant
Miss America 1935
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 12[6]



  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". Archived from the original on 2010-09-29. 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. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.

External links

  • Miss America official website
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