Beauty Contest Poster - 1968
College 1968 - I thought this photo was lost forever. I was cleaning out a box of old photos for my upcoming gallery event and found this. More tomorrow on that. Oh, what a find and great memory. I am the one standing, top left. Here is a little of the history.
My sophomore class decided to have dance/fundraiser and during one of the band's break, a male beauty contest. What a novel idea! We needed a promotional photo for the poster that was to be placed around campus and in dorms. Being on the organization committee, actually the chairman, it fell to me to talk some of my dorm mates into posing. Thus the photo above. If I remember correctly, for this photo we had help from the girl's dorm across the street.
Of course, I was in the contest but sorry there are not any photos of the event itself. My makeup was done by my girlfriend at the time and I wore her full length, pink, prom dress. I loved every minute. Thinking back, I remember the evening being a blur of excitement, nervousness, and fun. I was not the winner - I did not care. Many years passed before I got to get dressed again.