Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Miss America 1924

Ruth Malcomson (April 16, 1906 – May 25, 1988) was Miss America in 1924, earning the title at age 18.
Malcomson, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the amateur winner in the 1923 contest and returned to defeat incumbent Mary Campbell, who was seeking her third consecutive crown. At the time, being only a couple of years old, the beauty contest was sometimes still referred to as "The Atlantic City Pageant," with the winner called "The Golden Mermaid."

In a published article following the contest, Malcomson provided others with her 10 rules for beauty. Listed briefly, they are:
  1. Rise early.
  2. Eat a hearty breakfast.
  3. Exercise.
  4. No alcohol.
  5. Smoking is detrimental.
  6. Get outdoors.
  7. Eat a light lunch.
  8. Eat a satisfying dinner.
  9. Early to bed.
  10. Sleep.

Sound advice from the 18 year old. And pretty she was.


  1. Very lovely young lady and she did have some good advice but I do not like getting up early or going to bed early. Thanks for sharing. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. I kind of like the gypsy look on the last photo. Good advice too, especially on a good nights sleep.

      Thanks Cat,

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  3. Yes, she has a gypsy look.
    Very pretty girl

    1. She is isn't she? 1924. I loved her list so much I had to post her picture.

      Thanks Mona Lisa,


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