Miss Universe Pageant Banner, 1952 Original


Original Miss Universe Pageant Welcome Banner, from the first 1952 Miss Universe Pageant Long Beach, California. An extremely rare and wonderful piece of American popular culture from an exciting moment in time.  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 from a truly iconic moment in time.

  • 45 inches high x 29.5 inches wide.
  • Vibrant blue silk complemented with brilliant gold colored fringe and printed graphics.
  • Complete with the original stick on which the banner hangs and original painted finials on each end.
  • Good original vintage condition.