We believe this banner Miss Universe Pageant Welcome Banner to be from the first 1952 Miss Universe Pageant which took place in Long Beach, California. A wonderful piece of American popular culture this banner measures 45 inches high x 29.5 inches wide. Vibrant blue silk is complemented with brilliant gold fringe and printed graphics. Even the original stick on which the banner hangs is special as it retains its painted finials on each end.
Miss Universe is depicted wearing a one piece Catalina swimsuit, regal robe, jeweled crown and scimitar. She is poised smiling in front of a UNESCO style globe (used during the cold war). Catalina Swimwear co-founded the Miss Universe competition and is still a sponsor of the pageant. The
Catalina flying fish logo on the left thigh is visible.
A great entry way decoration, or hang it anywhere you might want to be greeted by a beautiful lady with a friendly smile.