1925 Miss America Pageant - Fay Lanphier Miss California wins
Fay Lanphier, Miss California, was won the 1925 Miss America Pageant. In the 1924 pageant the previous year, she had placed as a runner-up to Ruth Malcomson in a competitive crowd that included Mary Katherine Campbell, Miss America 1923, who finished second.
Fay Lanphier Miss America 1927, Miss California, placed second the Miss America 1924 before returning the next year to win the crown.
The first Miss America from the west coast, Fay's win quickly brought her celebrity. She was honored by traveling to New York City in President Coolidge's presidential railway car, the Constitution, with police officers on motorcycles escorting her car through New York City.
Later she returned to California where she appeared in The American Venus, a movie about a young women who dreams of becoming Miss America, and in a Laurel and Hardy movie.
After her reign, Fay was married to Sidney Speagle Jr., the son of a wealthy Chicago businessman, for six months before they divorced.* A year later, she married Winfield Daniels, a California an engineer /business owner, with whom she had two daughters. She died in 1959.
Source: * www.ohsmemorial.com
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