Leta Beazley Miss San Antonio 1926
Photo from Inter-City Beauty Contest
May 3, 1926
Empire Theater, San Antonio, TX
In 1924 and 1925, the annual “Bathing Girl Revue” in Galveston sent the top three winners to Atlantic City to compete in the Inter-City Beauty Contest (Miss America Pageant). In 1926 the Galveston, Texas pageant became the new “International Pageant of Pulchritude” which was a pageant open to contestants from around the world. It also retained the name “7th Annual Bathing Girl Revue.” However, the winner no longer won a trip to Atlantic City but instead became “Miss Universe.”
Advertisements for the Miss San Antonio competition implied the Bathing Girl Revue was still the path to compete in Atlantic City. The selection of Miss San Antonio for the “7th Annual Bathing Girl Revue” in Galveston, Texas was held on May 3, 1926, at the Empire Theater. No records have been found on a winner, but Leta Beazley is listed as having competed as Miss San Antonio in the Galveston revue on May 17, 1926.
While the Galveston competition was officially no longer a path to the Inter-City Beauty Competition (Miss America Pageant), we consider Leta Beazley Miss San Antonio 1925 because of the confusion in advertising. Ms. Beazley did not compete in the Inter-City Beauty Contest in Atlantic City.