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Contestant 17, Sandi Byrd, stands backstage as contestant 9, Melanie Derr, is in the foreground wearing a swimsuit during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestant 17, Sandi Byrd, stands at the back of the stage wearing a red, one-piece, v-neck swimsuit with a bow over the left hip, earrings, a necklace, a wrist watch, and clear plastic shoes with red bows over the toes during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. She holds her contestant number card mid-waist in her right hand. In the foreground, contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears a pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, and a ring. She holds her contestant card low with both hands. Silver lamé drapes are behind her. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestant 7 during the Miss Boating 1982 pageant
Contestant 7, Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, from her left side, wears a necklace of one gem, and a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. Two other contestants stand in front of silver lamé drapes behind Melanie. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, contestant 22, and contestant 17, Sandi Byrd stand on stage together wearing swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, and a ring during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. To her left, contestant 22 wears a black, one-piece swimsuit with one spaghetti strap attached to the center of the bodice, black and white horizontal stripes across the bodice, and black pumps. Farthest to the right, contestant 17, Sandi Byrd, wears a red, one-piece, v-neck swimsuit with a bow over the left hip, earrings, a necklace, a wrist watch, and clear plastic shoes with red bows over the toes. They hold their contestant number cards mid-waist in their right hands. Silver lamé drapes are behind her. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears a swimsuit during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears pink, white and purple square-necked, one-piece swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, a tiger-eye ring, and open-toed shoes during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. She holds her contestant number card in her right hand at the center of her body. Silver lamé drapes are behind her. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears a swimsuit during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, a tiger-eye ring, and open-toed shoes during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. She holds her contestant number card mid-waist in her right hand. Silver lamé drapes are behind her. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestants 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 24, and 26 during the Miss Boating 1982 pageant
Contestants 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 24, and 26 of the Miss Boating 1982 pageant stand in front of a Patricia Stevens agency banner that hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. Their contestant cards are attached to their one-piece swimsuits on their left hips. Contestant 1 wears a red swimsuit which gathers vertically down the center of the suit and spaghetti straps. She wears taupe sandals. To her left, contestant 2 wears a navy blue, strapless swimsuit with a white stripe across the top of the bodice and down the left seam, and black pumps. To her left, contestant 7, Melanie Derr, wears earrings, a necklace of one gem, a beaded bracelet, a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice, and open-toed shoes. To Melanie's left, contestant 8 wears a red, v-neck swimsuit with a rainbow from right body top to low body left with a white swan swimming on the navy blue water below the rainbow, a necklace, and taupe sandals. To her left, contestant 9 wears a black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders and black pumps. To her left, contestant 10 wears a black swimsuit with spaghetti straps and stripes of aqua and pink running horizontally across the bodice and black open-toed shoes. To her left, contestant 17 wears a red v-neck swimsuit with brown sandals. To her left, contestant 24 wears a black, v-neck swimsuit with red, blue, and green piping that meet up on her left side and spread out as they cross body of the swimsuit, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and black pumps. To her left, contestant 26 wears a red and orange striped, scoop-neck swimsuit with a red/orange ribbon tied around the waist, a wrist watch, and brown sandals. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants 1, 2, and 7 during the Miss Boating 1982 pageant
Contestants 1, 2, and 7 of the Miss Boating 1982 pageant stand in front of silver lamé drapes. Their contestant cards are attached to their one-piece swimsuits on their left hips. Contestant 1 wears a red swimsuit which gathers vertically down the center of the suit and spaghetti straps. She wears taupe sandals. To her left, contestant 2 wears a navy blue, strapless swimsuit with a white stripe across the top of the bodice and down the left seam, earrings, a small, one-gem necklace, and black pumps. To her left, contestant 7, Melanie Derr, wears earrings, a necklace of one gem, a beaded bracelet, a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice, and open-toed shoes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants 17, Sandi Byrd, 22, 25, and 27 wearing swimsuits stand on stage during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestants 17, Sandi Byrd, 22, 25, 27 stand on stage during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. Farthest to the left, Sandi holds her contestant number card mid-waist in her left hand as she wears a red, one-piece, v-neck swimsuit with a bow over the left hip, earrings, a necklace, a wrist watch, and clear plastic shoes with red bows over the toes. To her left, contestant 22 wears a black, one-piece swimsuit with one spaghetti strap attached to the center of the bodice, black and white horizontal stripes across the bodice, and black pumps. To her left, contestant 25 wears a teal, one-piece swimsuit and teal open-toed shoes. Farthest to the right, contestant 27 wears a black one-piece swimsuit with one wide shoulder strap over her left shoulder, and taupe sandals. Silver lamé drapes are behind them. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestants 5, 7, 9, Melanie Derr, and 17, Sandi Byrd stand on stage wearing swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Contestants, 5, 7, 9, Melanie Derr, and 17, Sandi Byrd, stand on stage during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. Farthest to the left, contestant 5 wears a purple, one-piece, scoop-neck swimsuit, a gold chain necklace, and pumps. To her left, contestant 7 wears a one-piece strapless swimsuit with teal side-panels and floral center, and also a gold chain necklace. To her left, contestant 9, Melanie Derr, is caught with her eyes closed as she wears pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, and a ring. Farthest to the right, contestant 17, Sandi Byrd, wears a red, one-piece, v-neck swimsuit with a bow over the left hip, earrings, and a wrist watch. They hold their contestant number cards mid-waist in their right hands. Silver lamé drapes are behind her. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestants 5, 7, 9, and 11 wearing swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
During the Miss Boating 1981 contest, contestants 5, 7, 9, and 11 stand in front of silver lamé drapes. Farthest to the left, contestant 5 wears a purple, one-piece, scoop-neck swimsuit, a gold chain necklace, and pumps. To her left, contestant 7 wears a one-piece strapless swimsuit with teal side-panels and floral center and a gold chain necklace. To her left, contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color and a gold chain necklace. Farthest to the right, contestant 11 wears a shiny, teal, one-piece swimsuit with one strap over the right shoulder, a gold chain necklace, a tiny gold belt, and matching teal open-toed shoes. She holds her contestant number card in her right hand over her right hip. They all hold their contestant card numbers in their right hands. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Contestants 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 during the Miss Boating 1982 pageant
Contestant 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 stand in front of a Patricia Stevens agency banner that hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes wearing one-piece swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1982 pageant. Their contestant number cards are attached to their swimsuits on their left hips except for contestant 8 who wears hers on her right hip. Farthest to the left, contestant 6 wears a purple, one-piece swimsuit with a ruffle around the top of the bodice and a spaghetti strap around her neck and white sandals. To her left, contestant 7, Melanie Derr, wears a necklace of one gem, earrings, a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice, and brown open-toes shoes. To her left, contestant 8 wears a red, v-neck swimsuit with a rainbow from right body top to low body left with a white swan swimming on the navy blue water below the rainbow, a gold necklace, and taupe open-toed shoes. To her left, contestant 9 wears a black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders and black pumps. To her left, contestant 10 wears a black swimsuit with horizontal stripes of turquoise, purple and black across the bodice. A spaghetti strap attaches to each side of the bodice and continues around her neck. The swimsuit is gathered by drawstrings that end at the top of each leg in a bow. She wears black sandals. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants 7, 8, 9 (Melanie Derr), and 10 wears swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1981 contest
Silver lamé drapes are behind contestants 7, 8, 9 (Melanie Derr), and 10 as they wear one-piece swimsuits during the Miss Boating 1981 contest. They hold their contestant number cards in their right hands. Contestant 7 wears a strapless swimsuit with teal side-panels and floral center and a gold chain necklace. To her left, contestant 8 wears a shiny steel blue, scoop-neck swimsuit. To her left, contestant 9, Melanie Derr, wears a pink, white and purple square-necked swimsuit of which the stripes outline the neckline and the bodice is a raspberry color, a gold chain necklace, and a ring. Farthest to the right, contestant 10 wears a powder blue, v-neck swimsuit with a string belt around the waistline, gold earrings, a gold chain necklace, and black open-toed shoes. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens studio., No date; likely January 1981, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Melanie Derr headshots
Stevens model, Melanie Derr, in composite headshot photos. She wears earrings, necklaces, and a crewneck collared blouse. Her statistics and modeling agency information is printed on the bottom banner., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 6 - 7.
Melanie Derr portrait
Portrait of Melanie Derr wearing earrings and a necklace; facing forward, smiling; left shoulder higher than the other., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Melanie Derr.
Melanie Derr portrait
Portrait of Melanie Derr wearing earrings and a necklace; facing forward, smiling; right shoulder higher than the other., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Melanie Derr.
Melanie Derr portrait
Portrait of Melanie Derr in a short sleeved, horizontally striped shirt; body turned to the right of the photo with head turned back to face the camera., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: Derr, M.
Melanie Derr with her court for Miss Boating 1982
Miss Boat Show, Melanie Derr with the runners-up of the Miss Boat Show 1982 beauty pageant. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders. Melanie, in the center, wears a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice, a tiara, earrings, and a small one-gem necklace. The runner up to her left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, and a small one-gem necklace., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 1 - 2
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpeted steps with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified mustachioed man wearing a navy blue sweater with red and beige horizontal striped on the sleeves and chest over a baby blue shirt and brown pants who stands behind Melanie on a step higher with his arms risen to adjust the tiara on Melanie's head. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie and the man smile directly at the photographer. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpeted steps with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man wearing a gray sweater with a burgundy, gold and beige pattern knitted in and brown corduroy pants who stands behind Melanie on a step higher with his arms risen to adjust the tiara on Melanie's head. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. All smile directly at the photographer. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpeted steps with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man wearing a brown plaid suit, who stands behind Melanie on a step higher with his hands on her head to adjust the tiara. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up (24) to Melanie's left wears a black, one-piece swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and red, green, and blue piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie smiles directly at the photographer. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpeted steps with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man mustachioed man in a camel sports jacket, brown necktie and pants, and a white/beige plaid shirt, who stands behind Melanie on a step higher. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie smiles directly at the photographer. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpet with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man wearing a beige shirt over a black turtleneck sweater and brown corduroy pants, who stands behind Melanie with his hands on her head to adjust the tiara. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black one-piece swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and red, green and blue piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie smiles directly at the photographer. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpet with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man wearing a beige sweater and brown pants, who stands behind Melanie with his hands on her head adjusting the tiara. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie smiles directly at the photographer. The runners up smile at the photographer but the one on Melanie's left has her eyes closed. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr's court, Miss Boating 1982, watch her being crowned by an unidentified man
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982, stands on carpeted steps with her runners up while being crowned by an unidentified man wearing a chocolate sports jacket, burgundy necktie, and brown pants, who stands behind Melanie on a step higher. Melanie wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice and open-toed shoes. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece black swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders, and pumps. Her contestant number card (9) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The runner up to Melanie's left wears a black swimsuit with red piping on the right side of the v-neck and green piping over the right side of the bodice, earrings, a small one-gem necklace, and pumps. Her contestant number card (24) is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip. The three women hold a bouquet of pink carnations, baby's breath, greenery and a pink ribbon on their right arms and steadied with their left hands. Melanie smiles directly at the photographer. The runners up turn their heads to smile at Melanie. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind them on silver lamé drapes. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr, 1982 Miss Boating, and her runners-up
Miss Boat Show 1982, Melanie Derr, with the runners-up of the Miss Boat Show 1982 beauty pageant. The runner up to Melanie's right wears a one-piece swimsuit with spaghetti straps that meet in the middle of the bodice and form a "V" up to the shoulders and pumps. Melanie, in the center, wears a square-neckline swimsuit with alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps, a tiara, earrings, and a small one-gem necklace and open-toed shoes. The runner up to her left (24) wears a one-piece, v-neck swimsuit with piping on the right side of the v-neck and piping over the right side of the bodice, a contestant card (24) is attached at her left hip, earrings, a small one-gem necklace and pumps. A Patricia Stevens agency banner hangs behind the models. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982
A close-up photograph of Miss Boat Show 1982, Melanie Derr, wears a tiara, earrings, a necklace of one gem, a square-neckline swimsuit of four alternating stripes outlining the neckline and then a solid bodice. She holds a bouquet that is mostly out of the photograph. She smiles directly at the photographer. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 1 - 2. Handwritten on front in cursive, "Melanie Derr Miss Boating 1983" and handwritten on back in cursive, "Miss Boating 1982 Melanie Derr."
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating, 1982, wearing a one-piece swimsuit and tiara and holding a bouquet of partially seen flowers; facing the camera and smiling., 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Miss Boating 1982, Melanie Derr.
Melanie Derr, Miss Boating 1982
Melanie wears earrings, a necklace of one gem, and a square-neckline swimsuit with raspberry, white, violet, white alternating stripes outlining the neckline and straps and then a raspberry bodice, and a beaded bracelet. Her contestant card (7), is attached to her swimsuit on her left hip but is obscured by her left arm as her hands are folded in front of her. The show was held at the Kansas City Trade Mart in the downtown airport, Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken at the Patricia Stevens Studio., January 27, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16

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