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The Miss Wool of America Pageant 1970

Angelo State University, Porter Henderson Library

Sound | 1970

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  •  Pop star Jack Jones kicks off the show 
  •  Folk singer Nancy Ames joins the show 
  •  The celebrity judges are introduced 
  •  The fall fashions of 1971 are modeled by the contestants 
  •  Jack Jones introduces the contestants 
  •  Glenn Ford explains the judging process 
  •  The Primo Family performs “Get Ready” 
  •  The contestants model more fashions 
  •  Jack Jones introduces more contestants 
  •  Jack Jones and Nancy Ames perform 
  •  More fall fashions modeled by contestants 
  •  The Primo family performs 
  •  The final women’s fashion portion 
  •  The men’s fashions are presented 
  •  A review of the previous week for the Miss Wool contestants 
  •  The finalists are presented and interviewed 
  •  The coronation ceremony begins with an appearance by Miss Wool of 1969 
  •  Miss Wool 1970 is crowned 
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This film from the Miss Wool Collection is the complete telecast of the Miss Wool of America Pageant of 1970, which crowned Gail “Gus” Heinzmann of Illinois. The Miss Wool of America Pageant took place annually from 1952-1972 in San Angelo, sponsored by the National Wool Growers Association, the American Sheep Producers Council, and the Wool Bureau, Inc. Miss Wool represented the wool industry nationally, touring the country in the latest woolen fashions. The 1970 pageant was hosted by pop singer Jack Jones and folk singer Nancy Ames. Judges included movie star Glenn Ford; Academy-Award winning costume designer, Travilla; and Rosemary McMurtry, Executive Editor of Seventeen magazine.