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[Miss Japan with sailor on Miss Universe parade float, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1958]

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[Miss Japan with sailor on Miss Universe parade float, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1958]
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Long Beach, Calif., July 20, 1958

(96.267.657)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 21, 1958.

Tomoko Moritake, Miss Japan, stands on a parade float with a sailor in the official Miss Universe pageant parade on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, California, July 1958]. A laughing young Japanese woman in a swimsuit, high heels and a sash stands on a small float with a Caucasian man in white sailor suit and hat. There are railings and a triangular backboard with a crown above "Japan" sign decorated with pennants. Large crowd lines street in background.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Miss Japan.

History
Tomoko Moritake won the Miss Congeniality award in the competition. (05.02.2008 cht)

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