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Miss Universe, 1953

8 Nov

(LIFE via How to be a Retronaut)

Eric Morley, the creator of Miss World

25 Jun

Eric Douglas Morley (26 September 1918 – 9 November 2000) was born in Holborn, London, England. He was the founder of the Miss World pageant. He was married to now head of the pageant Julia Morley from 1960.

Eric Morley, the creator of Miss World, noting down some important vital statistics

Eric Morley helping with a jammed zipper in 1955

Eric Morley checking no contestants had big hips in 1955

The first Miss World at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road, 1951

All the contestants of the 1970 Miss World pageant

Miss Selfridge girls dressed and made up the same and no doubt contemplating that capitalism can only go backwards