1974 Miss Kansas City beauty queen, Madeline Kuppersmith, adjusts the crown of 1975 Miss Kansas City beauty queen, Elizabeth Hill
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill, wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice, as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery and a trophy, as Miss Kansas City 1974, Madeline Kuppersmith, adjusts her crown. Madeline wears a three-quarter length bell-sleeved, pink floral evening gown with green leaves with a double row of ruffles around the bottom of the skirt and a ruffle around the collar as well as a crown during the Miss Kansas City pageant held in Pierson Auditorium on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker campus in Kansas City, Missouri., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
1975 Miss Kansas City beauty queen, Elizabeth Hill
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill stands facing to her left and twists her upper body to the right to smile directly at the photographer during the Miss Kansas City beauty contest at Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. She wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice, as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery and a trophy., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
All 15 contestants for the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant and Miss Kansas City 1974, Madeline Kuppersmith
Two snapshot photographs taped together to show all fifteen Miss Kansas City 1975 contestants lined up on stage in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in front of gold print drapes with letters attached that spell "Miss Kansas City." The contestant farthest to the left, Melissa Stevens, wears a white evening gown that is gathered at the collar and again at the empire waistline. To her left, the contestant Debbie Watts wears a puffed short-sleeved white floral evening gown with a white ribbon around the empire waistline and ruffles around the round collar. To her left, the contestant Peggy Ramsey wears a white sleeveless jersey evening gown with a scoop-neckline. To her left, the contestant Galen Everhart wears a long-sleeved, ankle-length gray dress with a wide, white collar and cuffs and a large burgundy bow tied below her chin. To her left, the contestant Kathy Brinsa wears a white empire waist evening gown with short puffy sleeves and a scoop-neckline. Elizabeth Hill stands to her left, wearing a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline. To her left the contestant Sally Prock wears a red sleeveless evening gown with sequined spaghetti straps that attach to a sequin spaghetti-strap collar around her throat. To her left, the contestant Roxanne Eakins wears a white sleeveless, v-neckline evening gown. To her left, the contestant Carol Stauffer wears a white, pink, lavender, and light blue floral, sleeveless evening gown with a crew-neckline and normal waistline. To her left, contestant Traci Lenigan wears a pink, long-sleeved, empire waistline evening gown with a turtle neck and feather around the cuffs. To her left, the contestant Lorna Brotherton wears a mint green evening gown with long sleeves and a lace inset empire waistband, square-neckline, and a ruffle about 12 inches from the floor around the skirt of the dress. To her left the contestant Janet Bell wears a periwinkle blue sleeveless evening gown with a halter neckline that is drawn around the waist with a matching wide waistband. To her left, the contestant Colette Raether wears a white sleeveless evening gown with a normal waistline and where the bodice is gathered at the neck with a turtleneck collar. To her left, the contestant Jane Hawkins wears a light blue long-sleeved evening gown with sequined inset empire waistline and a sequined turtle neck collar. To her left the contestant Denise Debusman wears a dark, long-sleeved, sequined evening gown with a v-neck. To her left, Miss Kansas City 1974, Madeline Kuppersmith, speaks into a microphone on stage as she wears a white, square-neckline evening gown that has a wide waistband from the empire waistline to the waist, a crown, and a corsage on her left shoulder. The backs of heads of two seated audience members are visible at the bottom of the photograph., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill finds out she is the winner
Elizabeth Hill, wearing a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline lifts her eyebrows, eyes wide, and her mouth in an "O" as she is surprised at possibly the announcement is made that she's won Miss Kansas City 1975. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Four other contestants stand to Elizabeth's left and four contestants to her right in front of gold print drapes and letters on the drapes that spell "Miss Kansas City." Only "Miss Kansa" is visible in the photograph. The contestant Debbie Watts, farthest to the left, wears a puffed short-sleeved white floral evening gown with a white ribbon around the empire waistline and ruffles around the round collar. To her left, the contestant Peggy Ramsey wears a white sleeveless jersey evening gown with a scoop-neckline. To her left, the contestant Galen Everhart wears a long-sleeved, ankle-length gray dress with a wide, white collar and cuffs and a large burgundy bow tied below her chin. To her left, the contestant, Kathy Brinsa, holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her right arm and a trophy in her left hand as she wears a white empire waist evening gown with short puffy sleeves and a scoop-neckline. Elizabeth Hill is to her left. To Elizabeth's left, contestant Sally Prock's face is obscured by a microphone standing on the stage. She wears a red sleeveless evening gown with sequined spaghetti straps that attach to a sequin spaghetti-strap collar around her throat. She is facing slightly to her left. To her left, the contestant Roxanne Eakins holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her hands as she wears a white sleeveless, v-neckline evening gown with a wide inset empire waistband. She is looking to her left as she smiles over her left shoulder. To her left, the contestant Carol Stauffer wears a white, pink, lavender, and light blue floral, sleeveless evening gown with a crew-neckline and normal waistline. She folds her hands and smiles straight ahead. She is not looking in the same direction as all of the other contestants. To her left, the contestant is half out of the photograph but wears a mint green, long-sleeved evening gown with an empire waistline, a sequined bodice and a crew-neckline., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill plays the accordion during the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant
Miss Kansas City 1975 contestant, Elizabeth Hill, looks down at the accordion she is playing while wears a black, full-length skirt and a black a silver shiny sweater and a red scarf around her neck during the talent portion of the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. The "Mi" of "Miss Kansas City" is visible behind her attached to the printed drapes., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill walk on stage wearing an evening gown during the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant
Miss Kansas City 1975 contestant and winner, Elizabeth Hill, walks across stage wearing a shiny gun metal gray evening gown that is slit up the middle to just above her knees with a sequined empire waistline and silver character shoes during the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. Melissa Stevens can be seen behind Elizabeth standing at a podium wearing a white, sleeveless, evening gown with a turtle neck collar and the neck of a string bass as well a two band members., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill wears a swimsuit during the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant
Miss Kansas City 1975 contestant and eventual winner, Elizabeth Hill, wears a white one-piece swimsuit and character shoes as she holds her head tall and walks to her right on stage during the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. Members of the band can be seen off stage behind her., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill, Miss Kansas City 1975, from her left side
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill stands with her left side to the photographer on stage grinning toward the audience as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her right arm and a trophy in her left hand. Elizabeth wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. A few orchestra players can be seen seated behind Elizabeth and the stage. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill, Miss Kansas City 1975, stands with Madeline Kuppersmith, Miss Kansas City 1974
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill, wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice, as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery and a trophy, as she stands to the right of Miss Kansas City 1974, Madeline Kuppersmith, who has her left arm around the shoulder of Elizabeth. Madeline wears a three-quarter length bell-sleeved, pink floral evening gown with green leaves with a double row of ruffles around the bottom of the skirt and a ruffle around the collar as well as a crown during the Miss Kansas City pageant held in Pierson Auditorium on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker campus in Kansas City, Missouri., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill, Miss Kansas City 1975, walks in front of contestants
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill looks down to her right as she walks in front of other beauty contestant as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her right arm and a trophy in her left hand. She wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Elizabeth Hill, with runners-up Roxanne Eakins, Kathy Brinsa, Lorna Brotherton, and Janet Bell
In Pierson Auditorium on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker campus in Kansas City, Missouri, all of the contestants wear evening gowns and hold a bouquet of red roses and greenery with both hands. Farthest to the left, second runner up Roxanne Eakins wears a white, v-neck dress with a pleated skirt and a wide, inset, embroidered empire waistband. To her left, first runner up Kathy Brinsa wears a white dress with a scoop-neckline and puffed short sleeves. She holds a trophy with both hands. To her left, winner Elizabeth Hill faces to her left as she wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. She holds a trophy in her left arm. To her left, third runner up Lorna Brotherton wears a sky blue dress with a white lace edged square-neckline, a white lace empire waistline inset, long sleeves, and a ruffle around the base of the skirt. She holds a trophy with both hands. To her left, fourth runner up Janet Bell wears a slate blue halter top dress that is gathered at the waistline., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Fifteen contestants in the Miss Kansas City 1975 pageant
Fifteen Miss Kansas City 1975 contestants line up on stage in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in front of gold print drapes and letters on the drapes that spell "Miss Kansas City." Only the sleeve is visible of the contestant farthest to the left who is almost completely out of the photograph. A bass player is standing as he plays off stage in front of her looking at his hand on the neck. The contestant, Debbie Watts, to her left wears a puffed short-sleeved white floral evening gown with a white ribbon around the empire waistline and ruffles around the round collar. To her left, the contestant Peggy Ramsey wears a white sleeveless jersey evening gown with a scoop-neckline. To her left, the contestant Galen Everhart wears a long-sleeved, ankle-length gray dress with a wide, white collar and cuffs and a large burgundy bow tied below her chin. A microphone on stage is visible between her and the contestant to her right. To her left, the contestant Kathy Brinsa wears a white empire waist evening gown with short puffy sleeves and a scoop-neckline. Elizabeth Hill stands to her left, wearing a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline. To her left the contestant Sally Prock wears a red sleeveless evening gown with sequined spaghetti straps that attach to a sequin spaghetti-strap collar around her throat. To her left, the contestant Roxanne Eakins wears a white sleeveless, v-neckline evening gown. To her left, the contestant Carol Stauffer wears a white, pink, lavender, and light blue floral, sleeveless evening gown with a crew-neckline and normal waistline. To her left, contestant Traci Lenigan wears a pink, long-sleeved, empire waistline evening gown with a turtle neck and feather around the cuffs. To her left, the contestant Lorna Brotherton wears a mint green evening gown with long sleeves and a lace inset empire waistband, square-neckline, and a ruffle about 12 inches from the floor around the skirt of the dress. To her left the contestant Janet Bell wears a periwinkle blue sleeveless evening gown with a halter neckline that is drawn around the waist with a matching wide waistband. To her left, the contestant Colette Raether wears a white sleeveless evening gown with a normal waistline and where the bodice is gathered at the neck with a turtleneck collar. To her left, the contestant Jane Hawkins wears a light blue long-sleeved evening gown with sequined inset empire waistline and a sequined turtle neck collar. To her left the contestant Denise Debusman wears a dark, long-sleeved evening gown with a v-neck. A microphone on stage is visible between her and the contestant to her right. The backs of heads of a seated audience is visible at the bottom of the photograph., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Kathy Brinsa and Elizabeth Hill show their trophies and bouquets
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill stands with first runner-up Kathy Brinsa in front of gold printed drapes at Pierson Hall on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker campus in Kansas City, Missouri. Kathy Brinsa wears a white dress with a scoop-neckline and puffed short sleeves. She holds a trophy with both hands and a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her right arm. To her left, Elizabeth Hill wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. She holds a trophy in her left arm and a bouquet of roses and greenery in her right arm., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Madeline Kuppersmith, Miss Kansas City 1974, helps pin a tiara on Elizabeth Hill, Miss Kansas City 1975
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill adjusts her tiara with her left hand while wearing a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline, as Miss Kansas City 1974, Madeline Kuppersmith, wearing a three-quarter length bell-sleeved, pink floral evening gown with green leaves with a double row of ruffles around the bottom of the skirt and a ruffle around the collar as well as a crown and pink character shoes, holds pins in her uplifted hands on the right side of Elizabeth's head. Madeline's right side is to the photographer. The back and left side of a man in a black tuxedo and a boutonniere is on the right side of the photograph. The left side of another man in a black and white tuxedo jacket and black tuxedo pants who is mostly obscured by the man in the black tuxedo is visible to the left of Elizabeth. A microphone stands in front of and in between Madeline and Elizabeth. A trophy with a hand around it is visible on the left side of the photograph. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Madeline Kuppersmith, Miss Kansas City 1974, puts a tiara on Elizabeth Hill's, Miss Kansas City 1975 head
The right side and the back of the head of a man in a black and white plaid tuxedo jacket and black tuxedo pants holds a trophy in the palm of his right and steadies the center of it with his left hand on the left side of the photograph as Madeline Kuppersmith, Miss Kansas City 1974, wearing a three-quarter length bell-sleeved, pink floral evening gown with green leaves with a double row of ruffles around the bottom of the skirt and a ruffle around the collar as well as a crown and pink character shoes, begins the crowning of Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill. Elizabeth has her shoulders pulled up next to her ears as she scrunches down slightly to allow Madeline to reach the top of her head. Elizabeth's eyes are closed. Elizabeth wears a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline and silver shoes. Other contestants can be seen behind them as well as lettering in front of gold print drapes that most likely spell "Miss Kansas City." The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill gives the audience a big smile
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill stands on stage grinning toward the audience as she holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her right arm and a trophy in her left hand. Elizabeth wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. A few orchestra players can be seen seated behind Elizabeth and the stage. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill, receives a kiss
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill wearing a tiara, a shining gun metal gray, halter-top evening gown with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice and a sequined, inset empire waistline and silver shoes, holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery in her arms as she leans to her left and closes her eyes as she receives a kiss on the left cheek from a man in a black and white plaid tuxedo jacket and black tuxedo pants whose face is behind Elizabeth's face. Other contestants are visible behind them. The back and left side of a man in a black tuxedo is on the right side of the photograph. A microphone stands on the left side of the photograph. The contest was held in Pierson Auditorium on the Volker campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill, with runners-up Lorna Brotherton, Kathy Brinsa, Roxanne Eakins, and Janet Bell
Miss Kansas City 1975, Elizabeth Hill, stands in the middle of runners-up Roxanne Eakins, Kathy Brinsa, Lorna Brotherton and Janet Bell in front of gold printed drapes at Pierson Hall on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker campus in Kansas City, Missouri. All wear evening gowns and hold a bouquet of red roses and greenery with both hands. Farthest to the left, second runner up Roxanne Eakins wears a white, v-neck dress with a pleated skirt and a wide, inset, embroidered empire waistband. To her left, first runner up Kathy Brinsa wears a white dress with a scoop-neckline and puffed short sleeves. She holds a trophy with both hands. To her left, Elizabeth Hill faces to her left as she wears a tiara and a shining gun metal gray, halter-top dress with a horizontal pin at the base of the collar to form a keyhole in the bodice. She holds a trophy in her left arm. To her left, third runner up Lorna Brotherton wears a sky blue dress with a white lace edged square-neckline, a white lace empire waistline inset, long sleeves, and a ruffle around the base of the skirt. She holds a trophy with both hands. To her left, fourth runner up Janet Bell wears a slate blue halter top dress that is gathered at the waistline., March 14, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4